Social researchers employing visual methods:

Your participation is requested for a short web survey regarding your
experiences employing visual methodologies. Questions on the type of visual
method you employ, the topic or population you study, the kinds of funding
you receive for your projects, and the experiences you have had negotiating
the requirements of your local Human Subject Institutional Review Board will
be asked. This survey will take approximately 15 minutes. No personally
identifying information will be requested. All information you provide will
be completely anonymous.

Results will be posted online in April 2005 and will be made available to
subscribers of the Listservs queried in this project. Likewise, a
presentation on the findings will be made at the International Congress of
Qualitative Inquiry at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (USA),
in May of 2005.

If you have any questions regarding this project, you may contact Dr.
Stephen Sills ( or 313-577-8772) or Dr. Bart Miles
( or 313-577-4434).

Thank you:

Stephen J. Sills, PhD.
Research Associate
Center for Urban Studies
College of Urban, Labor, and Metropolitan Affairs
Wayne State University

If you have questions or concerns about your rights as a research
participant, the Chair of the Human Investigation Committee can be contacted
at (313) 577-1628. HIC #116004B3E "Investigating Visual Researchers'
Experiences with Institutional Review Boards"

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