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I need participants for a survey. Participants must have lost weight and kept it off for a year. Go to for the survey


Fri. Aug 17, 7:02am

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So who are you? What happened to your previous thread (cause I'm pretty sure I saw this last night)? and why should we help you?

You ask for help from us but give us no motivation for doing so. The link, although it seems to show your real name, could easily be for spamming (or other malicious) purposes.

You ask for us to provide you with what may be very personal info and offer nothing of yourself. Do so, and make it something verifiable and certainly - I'd love to help you.

Friday, August 17, 2007, 7:11 AM

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^^-- never mind I do see your previous thread. Still would like to know more before proceding.

Friday, August 17, 2007, 7:13 AM

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When I was in college, students working on their dessertations would offer incentives for participation. Like money, coupons, gift cards.....etc. You offer nothing...
I would not do this, because its probably going to be one of those things where you have to sign up for something and then they send you spam and trash mail to your door...egh.

Friday, August 17, 2007, 7:24 AM

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how can you even verify information about a person's alleged weight loss sucess on the internet? why not do some real research and follow actual, real people who you can monitor and derive some real results from? i wouldn't trust any information that is garnered in this fashion.

Friday, August 17, 2007, 10:01 AM

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well, if nothing else, i'll bet this thread will generate a bunch of hits for the OP's website.

Friday, August 17, 2007, 10:02 AM

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if you meet 10 people in september and then once a week for updates on their dieting and exercising, you can monitor their weight loss or overall health improvements (blood pressure, heart rate, definition) even if they lie about what they eat or how long they exercise. there are tangible results. on some random website that anyone can hop on and answer questions, you are bound to have a bunch of people who just want to participate in something and they'll answer however they want, without the benefit of being able to monitor or see any results. it's a ridiculous method of "research" in which to try to establish some sort of thesis on yo-yo dieting. totally bunk.

Friday, August 17, 2007, 10:29 AM

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It's amazing how any topic draws people who like to complain!
I do, as a new internet user appreciate the info on how we might be opening ourselves up for a flood of spam
Do I see a return of the Jesus freaks up there in the Friday August 17, 2007, 7:24 AM post? LOL

Friday, August 17, 2007, 11:11 AM

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Here's the say of someone who actually CONDUCTS research all the time.

1. Incentives are stupid, and if you need one to answer a little questionare - you're annoying.

2. The site should inform you of the project's purpose and reasons for the research, or it will need specific IRB approval to not to so. If anything and any rules aren't being met, the dissertation will face ethics problems, to say the least.

3. People need to stop attacking the OP.

Friday, August 17, 2007, 5:37 PM

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I did it OP, hope it helps. No big deal, I don't need any sort of reward! =)

Friday, August 17, 2007, 6:02 PM

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