Feb 5, 2012

Paid Educational Study

This is a message from Talia Ergas, a senior at NYU, who is looking for Hunter students to take part in paid sociological research.
I have recently received a DURF grant to complete my Sociology Honors thesis, and am excited to embark on my research. 

As you have experienced, a multitude of factors determine any student’s educational trajectory. For my research, I want to take a closer look at the specific factors that play a role in a students decision-making and transition process from high school to college. This will be done through in-depth interviews (approximately an hour in length) with current university students. I am reaching out to you in the hopes that some members of your club might be interested in meeting with me for one of these interviews. Please note that all participants will be paid for their time. Interviews can be conducted on the Hunter campus or at a public location of the participant’s choosing. Interviews will be conducted in the following weeks, according to participants’ availabilities. Participants must have been born in the United States and must have completed their elementary, middle, and high school education in the United States. They must currently be undergraduate university students. This is a great opportunity to make some money, and contribute to sociological research that will expand the current knowledge base on educational trajectories.  

It would be greatly appreciated if you could forward this message to the members of your club. If they meet the requirements above and are interested in participating, they can email me at TRE220(at)nyu(dot)edu for more information and to set up an interview time. Thank you so much for all your help. I look forward to hopefully getting to work with some of the members of your club. 
Talia Ergas