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wisp
01-22-2016, 09:33
Please help with this research study about A.T. thru-hiking for my Sport Psychology Ph.d program.

BEFORE you start your thru-hike, please take the survey at this link:

http://listenagain.stir.ac.uk/media/keep/atthruhike/survey_2016.html

I’d then send you another survey to be taken after you stop hiking.

Those who participate in this study will be able to receive a summary of the study’s results. It should be interesting. Plus, this may help others with their A.T.thru-hikes.

Thank you!

--Vista (Trail Name “Wisp”, GA – ME 2011)

Researcher: Vista Beasley
University of Stirling, School of Sport
Email: v.l.beasley@stir.ac.uk (v.l.beasley@stir.ac.uk)
Phone: (+44) (0) 7724 405 258

Research Supervisor: Dr. Robert Eklund
Email: robert.eklund@stir.ac.uk (robert.eklund@stir.ac.uk)
Phone: (+44) (0) 1786 466 491

Ethics Committee
University of Stirling School of Sport Research:
Email: sportethics@stir.ac.uk (sportethics@stir.ac.uk)
Phone: (+44) (0) 1786 473 171

Puddlefish
01-22-2016, 09:37
Good luck with your study, I just wish people in the future would put something about "Help me with a Study" in the subject line. I hate being measured and studied myself.

Traillium
01-22-2016, 11:37
Please help with this research study about A.T. thru-hiking for my Sport Psychology Ph.d program.

BEFORE you start your thru-hike, please take the survey at this link:

http://listenagain.stir.ac.uk/media/keep/atthruhike/survey_2016.html

I’d then send you another survey to be taken after you stop hiking.

Those who participate in this study will be able to receive a summary of the study’s results. It should be interesting. Plus, this may help others with their A.T.thru-hikes.

Thank you!

--Vista (Trail Name “Wisp”, GA – ME 2011)

Researcher: Vista Beasley
University of Stirling, School of Sport
Email: v.l.beasley@stir.ac.uk (v.l.beasley@stir.ac.uk)
Phone: (+44) (0) 7724 405 258

Research Supervisor: Dr. Robert Eklund
Email: robert.eklund@stir.ac.uk (robert.eklund@stir.ac.uk)
Phone: (+44) (0) 1786 466 491

Ethics Committee
University of Stirling School of Sport Research:
Email: sportethics@stir.ac.uk (sportethics@stir.ac.uk)
Phone: (+44) (0) 1786 473 171





Are you interested in thruhikers on other trails?

I'm doing Ontario's Bruce Trail in May. 900km (only!)

I love being a research participant.


Bruce Traillium

Doc
01-22-2016, 11:50
As a Ph.D in clinical psychology who has hiked the entire AT I can tell you that we are all severely impaired. No need to find out any more than that. Best of luck with the research.

wisp
01-22-2016, 11:58
Puddlefish--Good point--let me see if I can change the subject line:)

wisp
01-22-2016, 12:01
Ergh--couldn't figure out how to go back and edit the subject line, but in the future, I will do as you suggest--thank you!

wisp
01-22-2016, 12:02
Hello, Bruce--Thanks for the willingness! This one has to stick with A.T. thru-hikers for 2016, but perhaps I'll be able to branch out in the future...Or I'll bug you for other studies I do:) Enjoy the Bruce Trail!

wisp
01-22-2016, 12:04
:) :) :) Agreed!! And thank you for the good wishes!

Traillium
01-22-2016, 18:15
Hello, Bruce--Thanks for the willingness! This one has to stick with A.T. thru-hikers for 2016, but perhaps I'll be able to branch out in the future...Or I'll bug you for other studies I do:) Enjoy the Bruce Trail!

Thanks — and I hope to hear from you sometime!


Bruce Traillium

PorkChopExpress
01-23-2016, 18:01
As a PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology I concur. We're all bonkers.

Nukids2
01-23-2016, 21:37
I took the survey. Thank you!

wisp
01-24-2016, 16:02
As a PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology I concur. We're all bonkers. haha! A.T. thru-hikers are diagnosed with bonkerosity!;)

wisp
01-24-2016, 16:03
I took the survey. Thank you! Excellent! I'll be in touch soon with extra info--so appreciated!

New England Guy
01-24-2016, 23:59
As a Ph.D in clinical psychology who has hiked the entire AT I can tell you that we are all severely impaired. No need to find out any more than that. Best of luck with the research.


Perfect! I think I would like to participate!

TheOneGuy
01-25-2016, 20:17
I chickened out and closed the page when I was asked to disclose my age, sex, start date, and how much cash I'd saved. Hopefully souls braver than myself give you the data you're looking for!

wisp
01-26-2016, 10:57
Hello, TheOneGuy -- I can see how those questions might be cause of concern in an online environment. You're definitely welcome to contact the University of Stirling for confirmation that this is a legitimate research study, rather than a plot to defraud--I'm re-posting the contact info below:) In designing this study, I had to make sure the results I find are due to psychological factors, rather than non-psychological factors. For example, some people may quit their thru-hikes because they ran out of money, whereas I'd need to know the psychological factors related to budgeting decisions, if that makes sense. Regardless, the questions about budget were optional because that can definitely be personal, and participants' info is confidential. I only present results as a big collective "average", rather than any one person's personal info...Thank you for letting me know your concerns, and may your thru-hike be an incredible experience! -- Vista Beasley

Researcher: Vista Beasley
University of Stirling, School of Sport
Email: v.l.beasley@stir.ac.uk (v.l.beasley@stir.ac.uk)
Phone: (+44) (0) 7724 405 258

Research Supervisor: Dr. Robert Eklund
Email: robert.eklund@stir.ac.uk (robert.eklund@stir.ac.uk)
Phone: (+44) (0) 1786 466 491

Ethics Committee
University of Stirling School of Sport Research:
Email: sportethics@stir.ac.uk (sportethics@stir.ac.uk)
Phone: (+44) (0) 1786 473 171

wisp
01-26-2016, 10:59
P.S. I'm actually an American, but my professor who was the editor of a top journal in our field took a position in Scotland, so I followed him here to continue my Ph.d studies with him. Just FYI in case my location in Scotland made you even more wary of potential fraud.

TheOneGuy
01-28-2016, 07:52
ok...you talked me into it :)

wisp
02-05-2016, 06:51
TheOneGuy--Thank you!! Sorry if I'm excessive with my info--just really excited to be doing projects about the A.T.:)