Paid Remote Research Study – Longitudinal Health Information Seeking Behaviors

Have you been actively searching for health information in the past few months? If you:

  • are >= 18 years old,
  • are (were) not a healthcare worker,
  • speak fluent English,
  • are experiencing one or multiple chronic health conditions or a caregiver to one member of your household,

you are invited to participate in a 3-month remote research study investigating general consumers’ health information seeking behaviors.

What you will be doing in this study:

  • We will first have an online introductory meeting to explain the goal and process of the study.
  • We will ask you to record your health information seeking activities via an online diary form using Qualtrics. You will also use a web browser extension tool to log URLs of web pages you visited while searching health information.
  • For every 9-11 days, we will conduct a 1-1 online interview with you through Zoom. During the interview, we will look through your information seeking behaviors over the past 9-11 days. The interview will last about one hour.
  • You will receive a range of $350 - 418 gift cards upon the successful completion of the three-month study (details will be explained in the introductory meeting).

If you are interested, please fill out this prescreening survey:

We will contact you if you are eligible for participation.


Feel free to email if you have questions about the study.

Friday, December 31, 2021 at 9:00am to 7:00pm

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