Indiana University is made up of eight campuses statewide. Most offer several graduate degrees and all together support around 17,000 graduate students. Our flagship campus is in picturesque Bloomington, Indiana. Our medical school and many other graduate degrees are housed at our city campus, Indiana University - Purdue University in Indianapolis.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Doctoral Students Needed to Participate in Dissertation Research:

We are conducting a study on the experiences of African American female doctoral students enrolled in predominately White institutions (PWIs). This qualitative study aims to shed light on the doctoral students’ experiences and African American female doctoral students use to while enrolled in their programs at PWIs through semi-structured, audio-recorded telephone interviews. These interviews will last between 45 to 60 minutes. The questions seek to understand the experiences of African American females in doctoral programs.

To be selected, you must be a female doctoral student in a PWI in the United States, and you must identify as African American or Black. If selected for participation in the study, you will receive a $20 Barnes and Noble gift card for completing the interview and the member checking of aggregate themes. If you withdraw from the study before completing the interview and/or member checking you will receive a 10.00 gift card.

Confidentiality will be protected per IRB and ethical guidelines, and you will have the right to withdraw from participation at any time without penalty.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Marjorie C. Adams privately at adams.633@buckeyemail.osu.edu. You will then receive a screening document and a detailed information sheet. By expressing interest in this study, you are not committing to participate.