I’m a PhD student at the University of Michigan, and I’m conducting a research project on online health communities like HealingWell. I’m studying how people who suffer from chronic medical conditions use the Internet to collaborate and commiserate with each other.
I’ve received permission from Peter Waite to invite the members of this forum to participate in an interview for my study. The interview will last approximately one hour and will take place over the phone. The interview will cover topics related to how people collaborate in the community to find answers to members’ questions, views on medical expertise and doctors, and building community around medical conditions. All of your responses will be kept strictly anonymous.
People who participate in the interview will be compensated with a $25 gift card by mail.
If you’re interested in participating in my study, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send you more information. My name is Drew Foster. Thank you for your consideration!
Note: This research is not corporately funded, and I am not associated with any prescription drug companies or medical institutions.