At GRASP, we get a lot of requests from people and institutions doing research on Aspergers/Autism who are looking for research subjects. Our firm belief is that our members should be compensated fairly for participating in research. With this in mind, however, we also want to help the under-funded and un-funded independent researchers who are doing creative work. If you would like to ask GRASP to post your research study here, please use this link.
Name: Matthew Roth, MA , email@example.com
Institution: Auburn University
Study title: A Survey on Online Dating for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders
IRB approval number: #13-056 MR 1302
Advisor’s name: Jennifer Gillis, PhD, BCBA-D,firstname.lastname@example.org
Study description: An online survey about typical dating experiences, online dating experiences, and, online dating safety. Finally, opinions of topics that may be potentially used in an intervention for online dating for individuals with ASD will be sought. Participants can enter into a raffle to win one of three $50 prizes.
End date of study: July 1st, 2013
NAMEE: Brissa Farrell
SCHOOL: Eastern New Mexico University
STUDY TITLE: Emotional Identification and Figurative Language Comprehension in Persons with Asperger Syndrome Verses Their Typical Adult Sibling
ADVISOR: Dr. Karen Copple and Dr. Suzanne Swift -- [Communication Disorder (CDIS): 575-562-2156]
The inability of individuals with AS to make effective use of language in social environments is one of the main difficulties AS individuals possess that affects the way in which they implement pragmatic language skills. Examples of social pragmatic skill difficulties include problems understanding the feelings of others, viewing things through the perspectives of others, and interpreting nonliteral language. The purpose of this study is to examine how adults with AS respond and react to different scenarios of social interactions compared to their matched adult sibling. Specific research questions that will be addressed include: (1) How does an individual with AS recognize five common emotional states (sadness, happiness, anger, fear, and surprise) compared to his/her adult sibling? (2) How does an individual with AS perceive sarcasm compared to his/her adult sibling? (3) How does an individual with AS interpret humor compared to his/her adult sibling?
Participants who decide to participate in this study will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the restaurant of their choice.
Contact Brissa Farrell to participate in this study: (575) 302-3693
END DATE: July 31, 2013.
I am a doctoral student recruiting participants to complete a web questionnaire for my dissertation entitled ”Factors Associated with Quality of Life of Mothers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.” I am seeking English literate mothers (over the age of 18), residing in the United States, who have children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs).
Mothers tend to be the primary caregivers for children with ASDs. The quality of life of mothers may be impacted as their maternal care role meets the complex and diverse needs of their children with ASDs. Participation in this research (IRB Approval No. 12-239) offers no benefit but could serve to enhance the quality of life of mothers who have children with ASDs. All responses are anonymous.
The following link will take you to the survey, which consists of approximately 60 questions and could be completed in 20-30 minutes: https://odu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eldq9Sl9UxYydA9
Please contact me with any questions.
End Date: 31 August 2013
Title: A Study Examining The Relationship Between Fathers and Their Child Diagnosed With An Autism Spectrum Disorder
Identified Contact Person: Sasha Shuman, M.A., P.P.S, Doctoral Candidate
Principal Investigator’s Contact Information: 2012Shuman@gmail.com
IRB clearance number: AUSCSS120828
The study aims to explore the relationship between fathers and their child diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. If you are a father of a child or adolescent ages 0 to 12 who has been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, such as Autistic Disorder, Asperger's Disorder, and PDD-NOS, you can participate in this study.
The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and does not have to be completed in one sitting. The survey is anonymous. By completing this survey, you are contributing to the research of autism. Please click on the link provided to enroll in the study.
Study Link: https://us1.us.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cRR3GH5AsE51Htb
End Date: 31 August 2013
Name: Cynthia Borja
Institution: Capella University
Reserach Title: The Systemizing Quotient in adults with Asperger´s Syndrome, adult with ADHD, and a control group: A test of the Empathizing-Systemizing theory of ASD
Advisor: Jessica Emick, Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Science.
Description: The purpose of the study is to compare the systemizing abilities of males and females with Asperger´s syndrome, ADHD, and neurotypical individuals. This will provide the first comparison of systemizing abilities between individuals with ASD and a non-autistic psychiatric control group. The primary activit of participants will be to complete an online questionnaire that should take 10 to 20 minutes to compelte. We require a total of 54 participants with Asperger, 54 with ADHD, and 54 with no clinical diagnosis (half male, half female).
The link to the questionnaire is https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/questionnaire_ASD_ADHD_diss
End Date: 31 August 2013