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The purpose of this dissertation research is to explore how educational methods, in this case Mazur's Peer Instruction (, diffuse between faculty and across colleges. All respondents will be entered into a drawing for the following prizes: eight $25 Amazon gift cards and one $100 gift card.

If you decide to participate, you will answer questions asking where you have taught, how you learned about Mazur's Peer Instruction, and what sources (colleagues, websites, etc) influenced you when deciding whether to use it or not. You will also be asked about whether you published or presented on your experience. The survey can be completed in as little as 10 minutes with only 2 questions requesting written responses. Your participation is completely voluntary, and you may quit at any time without penalty.

Please answer the questions specifically for Mazur's Peer Instruction method as opposed to general student-to-student (peer) teaching methods.

There is minimal risk to participants. No sensitive personal information will be collected. Your responses will be kept confidential. When research results are reported, responses will be aggregated (added together) and described in summary.

If you have questions or concerns about this research, please contact: Mr. Mike Reese or Dr. Julie Schell.

Mike Reese
Sociology Doctoral Student
Johns Hopkins University
410-516-4192 or

Julie Schell
Post-doctoral Fellow, Mazur Research Group
Harvard University
917-319-9741 or

You may also contact the faculty member supervising Mr. Reese’s work: Dr. Stephen Plank, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University (410-516-7633 or

Whom to contact about your rights in this research, for questions, concerns, suggestions, or complaints that are not being addressed by the researcher, or research-related harm:

Homewood Institutional Review Board (HIRB)
AMR 007
Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21228
Phone Number: 410-516-6580 Fax Number: 410-516-0150

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