fellow mom of 2 under 2 recruiting for my dissertation study

Maggie_emily_young - posted on 10/18/2014 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Hi fellow mummies,

Iam a mother of 2 under 2 and currently starting my dissertation, which is my last step in completing a masters in international public health nutrition, phew thats a mouthful! My study is on parental feeding styles and child weight status in American and British children. I have created a survey on-line, which asks some demographic questions as well as questions on a number of child feeding related topics. I am recruiting parents (male or female) with a child (male or female) between the ages of 18 months and 6 years to participate. To participate, the subjects need to complete a 50-question survey and provide height and weight measurements for both the parent and child participating. All those who submit completed surveys will be entered into a raffle to win a $75 or £50 amazon gift card. I would be incredibly grateful if you can pass this around to anyone you know who fits the criteria and would be interested in participating in my study. Also, please note that all information will be handled professionally and discreetly and no identifiers are needed. Please follow the link below. Thank you!

bit.ly/1n7yek3

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Maggie_emily_young - posted on 10/18/2014

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I'm sorry, i posted this asking for participants not opening it up for advise. if my adviser agrees with my study and approves it then thats who i answer to. No one else who has participated seems to have such trouble with it. I am sorry you are having such a hard time. thanks for your interest. I don't have time to go back and forth on a website that is suppose to be friendly and helpful, as a parent I am sure you understand the stresses we are under. if you would like to participate enter 5'4 or something similar as everyone else has. this is a dissertation, not a full scale study. for recruiting purposes i am trying to make it accessible to a wide range of people, making it so that both parents need to participate would limit my response numbers.

Chet - posted on 10/18/2014

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I understand if you can't speak in detail about your research at this point, but I was also curious about lumping everyone who nurses beyond 6 months into one group. There is huge amount of variation there.

Weaning at 8 or 9 months, compared with weaning at a year or 18 months, compared with nursing well beyond the recommended 2 year mark are completely different.

Chet - posted on 10/18/2014

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When I tried to enter my height the text box stopped accepting input. Where it stopped it looked like I was limited to a three digit number. So you couldn't type "5 feet 3 inches" if that was what you wanted to do for example... it seemed that you had to type 63".

Why can't you just explain why you only want the size on one parent? I've run a number of research studies myself, and had are pir children participate in a lot research and I've never had somebody say "why don't you go look it up yourself"! Usually investigators are always asking participants if they are comfortable, have any concerns are questions, etc.

Maggie_emily_young - posted on 10/18/2014

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I am not asking people to calculate height in inches. I am asking them to tell me their height in whatever unit they like and i will convert it to the unit i am going to use.

If you are interested, I suggest you research the topic and you will see why I am using one parent child group. also, I can send you a summary of my results when I am finished.

Thanks

Chet - posted on 10/18/2014

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Just curious, but why do you want to know the size of only one parent? If one parent is very large, very tall, is obese, or is underweight, but they aren't the parent who completes the study, you could be overlooking a hugely significant factor. What's the value of knowing the size of one parent if you don't know the size of the other?

And if you're asking people to calculate their own height in inches you're likely to get a lot of incorrect inputs. You should consider changing the input to a drop down list where people choose their height. A lot of people can't reliably multiply 5 by 12 and then add 9.

Maggie_emily_young - posted on 10/18/2014

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Hi Chet MC, thanks for your response. Either parent may do the study but for the sake of this study and its limitations, I am only asking for one parent child combo. If you have more than one child feel free to fill out the survey twice , but for the purposes of this study, I'm not requesting it.

I am doing this study in multiple countries so I will be converting heights and weights. I only ask that the participants indicate the units they are using so that I can then convert them.

thanks!

Chet - posted on 10/18/2014

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Why don't you collect the height and weight for both parents?

Most people in America know their height in a combination of feet and inches. You're going to get errors if you expect people to convert their height to all inches or centimetres in order to enter it.

How do you enter data for multiple children in one family?

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