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Dear blog reader,

I am an assistant professor in the School of Social Work at Temple University. I am conducting a research study to explore how the blog for The Best Day of My Life (So Far) is relevant to you. If you are under the age of 18, you may not participate in this study.

I am requesting your participation, which will involve supplying your responses to a series of questions. You will also be asked to respond to some basic, non-identifying information about yourself. The completion of the survey should take approximately 5 to 8 minutes.

This survey is completely anonymous. The results of this study may be published, but full anonymity will be assured because the survey will not contain your name and all the information that you provide will be analyzed in groups. Approximately 100 participants are being recruited for this study.

Your participation is completely voluntary and you may choose to withdraw at any time and for any reason. If you choose not to participate or to withdraw from the study, there will be no penalty.

If you have any questions concerning the research study, please call Jill Chonody at (215) 204-8775 or e-mail jchonody@temple.edu. If you have any questions about your rights as a research subject, you may contact the Institutional Review Board Coordinator at (215) 707-3390. The IRB Coordinator may also be reached by email: IRB@temple.edu or regular mail:

Institutional Review Board Coordinator
Temple University Research Administration
Student Faculty Conference Center
3340 North Board Street – Suite 304
Philadelphia, PA 19140


Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,
Jill M. Chonody
The Best Day of My Life (So Far)
www.thebestdayofmylifesofar.com

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