Signup for UMass Reading Study
Thank you for your interest in this study. This form collects information we will use to determine your eligibility and for scheduling.
We will not share these answers with anyone outside the research team. Your participation is voluntary.
Payment for Study
If you are selected for the study, you will receive $20 for every session-hour you participate. If you withdraw early you will receive payment only for the sessions you performed. You will be paid in gift cards (probably for Apple iTunes).
Three sessions are anticipated.
One is a double session (two hour block): $40
One is a single one-on-one session: $20
If you complete all sessions and arrive at appointments on time you will receive an incentive bonus: $20.
If accepted into the study I promise to attend all sessions and accept the incentive bonus.
I will attend all three sessions.
In this section, we will collect information we need to contact you.
Can this number receive email or texts?
We will use this to reach you in case of an emergency or change.
Requirements of Study
In this section we will collect information we need to determine whether you can participate in this study.
Are you a native english speaker? We define this as a person who has been living in a country that is primarily English-speaking since you are 5 years old or longer, or your parents are English native speakers and spoke English at home.
Do you have normal binocular vision? Answer yes even if you need to wear glasses or contacts. Otherwise, please explain.
If vision is not normal. Please explain.
Can you bring a computer to the testing session?
We will need to record your responses on a web form. Do you have a computer that you can bring to the testing session? If so, does it have access to UMB Internet?
Will bring computer & have UMB internet access
Will bring computer but no UMB internet access
Cannot bring a computer
How do you think of your reading ability?
We are looking for people with a variety of reading abilities: Strong readers as well as those who struggle. How do you think of your reading ability?
Compared to most students I think of myself as a strong reader
Compared to most students I think of myself as a slower reader
We are looking for people with and without dyslexia. Response to this question is voluntary. (Choose best answer)
I don't think I have dyslexia.
I once received a dyslexia diagnosis.
More about your reading or vision?
Please tell us anything more about your reading history. (Leave blank if nothing to add.)
Two-Hour Session (at UMB CS Dept IT-Lab)
I am available during the following dates/times. (Select all you can attend.)
Thu, April 23: 9am to 11am
Fri, April 24: 1pm to 3pm
Fri, April 24: 3pm to 5pm
Mon, April 27: 10am to 4pm (two hour block)
Wed, April 29: 10am to 4pm (two hour block)
Fri, May 1: 12:30 to 5pm (two hour block)
Sat May 2: 11am - 1pm (in Harvard Square)
None of these
1 Hour Session (first choice)
The one hour session will be scheduled individually, by appointment. Please check any of the times that are most likely to work for you, and we will contact you for further details.
Weekday: Late Afternoon
Location for One-Hour Session
It's possible we can meet you in a location other than UMB for the one-hour session. Check preferences.
Central Square (Cambridge)
Further Questions for Now?
We will contact you with more information once we have reviewed your eligibility and schedule.
Do you have any questions, comments, or clarifications?
Leave blank if no comments or questions at this time.
Should we invite you to Future Studies?
The answer to this will not affect your selection in this study. (Check all that apply.)
Yes, for this spring.
Yes, for this summer.
Yes, for next semester.
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