GENERAL INFO

We are looking for Baltimore City residents to participate in an online focus group from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, August 9, 2021.  Compensation for participation will be $200 (paid by PayPal, Venmo, or business check at the conclusion of the event).  The focus group will take place via Zoom.

Eligible applicants will be contacted via email for a Zoom interview during which you will be asked to demonstrate your ability to both use Zoom and access our online polling platform.

Please be aware that if you are selected for the focus group, we will have to verify your identity for payment purposes. You will be asked to submit/show a legible copy/photo of your driver's license or Maryland ID (instructions will be provided for which portions can be redacted).
TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PARTICIPATION YOU MUST:

1) Have a valid Maryland Driver’s License or Maryland ID;

2) Be a Baltimore City resident;

3) Be able to read and write in English fluently;

4) Have the Zoom app installed on a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer;

5) Have reliable headphones and a microphone for use in the Zoom meeting;

6) Have a reliable internet connection which will allow you to remain online and present via video and audio in the Zoom meeting during the entire focus group event (breaks excluded);

7) Have a secondary device (cell phone, tablet, laptop, or computer) which can access the internet;

8) Have a quiet place free from potential distractions (e.g. children, pets, etc.) from which you can participate in the focus group.
QUESTIONNAIRE

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* 1. First Name:

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* 2. Last Name:

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* 3. Phone number (please enter the 10-digit number without spaces or special characters):

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* 4. E-mail address:

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* 5. Have you ever participated in a focus group, research study, or mock trial?

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* 6. How old are you?

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* 7. Gender

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* 8. What is your race?

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* 9. Do you:

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* 10. What city do you live in?

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* 11. What COUNTY do you live in?

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* 12. Do you have a valid state-issued photo ID (driver's license or ID card)?

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* 13. Are you a registered voter?

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* 14. With which political party do you most identify?

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* 15. What is the highest level of education you've completed?

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* 16. What is your yearly household income?

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* 17. What is your current marital status?

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* 18. What is your employment status?

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* 19. Job Title (If retired or unemployed, please list your former job title.)

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* 20. Which category best describes the industry in which you work? (If retired or unemployed, please make your selection based on your last job.)

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* 21. Have you ever worked at a medical facility (e.g. hospital)?

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* 22. Have you ever worked at an educational institution (e.g. a college/university)?

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* 23. Do you supervise or manage anyone at your current job?

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* 24. Have you been sent to jail before?

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* 25. How did you hear about this focus group?

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* 26. Both audio and video of this focus group will be recorded.  Will you be comfortable with this?

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* 27. Do you understand that failure to provide honest responses to this questionnaire or those administered at the event may result in removal from the event without pay?

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* 28. Please upload a clear and crisp photo of yourself for verification purposes.

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