Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Shout out to Sister-friends:African American women 18-40


My name is Rikesha Fry Brown and I am a Counseling Psychology doctoral student at Howard University. I am currently working on my doctoral dissertation, which is chaired by Dr. Angela D. Ferguson. I am writing to ask for your help by participating in a study that will help me assess African American women’s experiences and attitudes toward media. The only requirements for participation are that you are an African American female between the ages of 18 and 40.

Participation in this study is voluntary and you may withdraw at any time. It will take you approximately 45 minutes to complete the survey. Your responses will remain confidential such that only the researchers will have access to your data. You will never be asked to provide your name and identification codes will be used to assure your anonymity. After full completion of the questionnaire, you will have the option of providing an email address to be entered into a drawing to win a $100 American Express gift card. Only researchers will have access to the data file containing the email address, the email address will only be used for the purpose of the drawing, and it will be deleted following completion of the study.

If you would like to participate in the study, please visit the following website:



If you have any questions about this study, feel free to contact us by email at rlfrybrown@gmail.com or adferguson@howard.edu or by phone at (202) 806-6015. 

This research study has been reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board at Howard University. Questions concerning your rights as a participant in this research may be addressed to the Institutional Review Board by phone at (202) 806-4759; by email at huirb@howard.edu; or by mail to:

Institutional Review Board 
Howard University
525 Bryant Street, NW
Suite 137
Washington, DC 20059

Thank you for taking the time to consider participating in this study. Your participation is valuable and much appreciated!

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