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Research Requests Policy 2012


If you would like to participate in any of the following research studies, please be sure to review the eligibility criteria for each study prior to contacting the researcher.


Available Research Studies




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Project Title: The Lived Experience of Happily Married Long-term Heterosexual Couples

Researcher(s) Name(s): Denise Grundland

Study Summary:  This study is exploring the lived experience of happily married long-term couples; these individual's stories, their ways to maintain their happiness, and to understand how they define marital happiness.

Participants must be heterosexual couples who self-identify as happily married. Participants will be screened for both spouses wanting to participate, both considering themselves “happily married”, both being in their first marriage, and having a marriage that has lasted at least 30 years in order to meet inclusion criteria. Participants must be English or Spanish speaking.

Contact Information:  If interested or you know of someone who may be interested, please e-mail me at d.grundland@gmail.com or contact me at 858-449-1288.


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Project Title: Understanding the every day experiences of power in interracial couples and how it effects marital satisfaction?

Researcher(s) Name(s): ​Alison R. Coelho, M.A.

Study Summary: ​The purpose of the study is to better understand the role that power may play in the every day experiences of interracial couples. 

I am looking for potential couples who are between the ages of 20 and 69, are proficient in English, and fit into one of the following criteria:

-The couple must be married for at least 1 year

-One partner must identify with the majority racial status (Caucasian/White/European) and the other partner must identify with a minority racial status (African America, Asian, Latino/Latina, and Native American) regardless of gender

-Participants must be in a heterosexual (male-female) relationship

-Both partners must consent to the study

-The study is expected to take approximately 2.5 to 3 hours. If you choose to participate each partner will be given a $20 Gift Card as appreciation for participating. Brief summary (Maximum 100 words), and specific details about the demographic group(s) requested to participate

Contact Information: If you are interested in participating in this study and fit into the criteria above, I kindly ask that you please email me at alliantinterrracialcouplesstudy@gmail.com  and identify if you meet the criteria. I will then contact you to begin the screening process and then we can set up a time to complete the study. Thank you for your consideration in participating in this study.


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Project Title: Mothers’ Attachment Styles and Sleep Technique Choices for their Infants

Researcher(s) Name(s): Jamie Young

Study Summary:  Looking for first-time mothers of children between 12 and 35 months (1-2 years) of age.  The study is investigating how a mother's attachment relates to the sleep technique(s) used with her child in his/her first year of life. Completion of the surveys are online and should take approximately 15-20 minutes. After completion participants have the option of entering their email to potentially win one of two $100 Amazon gift cards.   

Contact Information:  Please visit the following link for further details and to possibly participate in the study:




There are no studies in this category at this time.



There are no studies in this category at this time.



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Project Title: Employee Coaching in Practice: A Stages of Change Approach to Direct Managers’ Adoption of Employee Coaching
Researcher(s) Name(s): Pam A. Davis
Study Summary:  The purpose of the research is to understand factors that are associated with the extent that managers coach their direct reports.

You may participate in this research if all of the following are true:

  • You are employed full-time, or close to full-time, in an organization.
  • You have least one direct report, i.e. a person over whom you have direct supervisory authority.
  • You have been in a supervisory role, managing people, continuously for at least the last 12 months.
  • You are able to read and understand “Business English” (i.e. English that is used in international business, trade, and finance).


Link to survey: https://alliant.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bOgmQF8vz9C3fff

Contact Information:  Pam A. Davis pdavis@alliant.edu



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Project Title: Religiosity, Acculturation, Sexuality, Sexual Communication and Psychological Well-Being among Muslim American Women

Researcher(s) Name(s): Linda J. Beckman, Ph.D. & Emon Abdolsalehi-Najafi, Ph.D.

Study Summary: The Multicultural Women's Research Group is seeking volunteers for a study of Muslim women. We are dedicated to conducting research that can improve the well-being and mental health of women from diverse cultural backgrounds. This study examines self-perceptions, cultural preferences, religiosity, feelings about sexual issues and psychological well-being. If you are a Muslim female over the age of 18 residing in the United States, please consider participating in our approximately 20 minute on-line survey (direct link: http://bit.ly/1DGPYIv). Those who complete the survey can enter a raffle for a chance to win one of three $75 Visa gift cards.  Thank you.

Those interested in taking the on-line survey should click on the following link:


Contact Information:  If you have questions please contact Emon Abdolsalehi-Najafi,Ph.D. at Dr.eanajafi@gmail.com or Linda J. Beckman, Ph.D. at lbeckman@alliant.edu or 626-270-3302.


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Project Title: Work-Life Balance and Subjective Well-Being

Researcher(s) Name(s): Nurcan Ensari, Ph.D.

Study Summary: This study will examine the demands of adults in the work that they do and what they do for self-care and how often. This study involves an online survey that only takes about 10 minutes to complete. Anyone who works in any field is invited to participate. If you are eligible, please consider participating!

Eligibility for Participation:

Anyone who:

A)    Is at least 10 years of age

B)    Has been working in any job for at least 2 years

Link to the study: http://survey.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bkIqQHBjUjkwP4x

Contact Information: If you have any questions or would like to receive the results of the study, please email Nurcan Ensari, Ph.D.  at nensari@alliant.edu


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Project Title: Examining Iranian American Women's Self-Complexity, Changes in SES, and Stress

Researcher Name: Saba Borghei, M.A.

Study Summary: As part of Clinical Psychology Ph.D. dissertation, Iranian immigrant women or Iranian women born and raised in America are wanted to participate in an 1 hour interview. Questions will be asked regarding how life is different in the U.S. compared to living in Iran and how Iranian and American values differ. Names and identification of the interviewees will be confidential.

Contact Information: If interested in participating, please contact Saba Borghei by phone-(818)326-6946 or email-sborghei@alliant.edu.




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Project Title: Spirituality and Religion in the Therapeutic Setting

Researcher(s) Name(s): Soua Thao

Study Summary: This study will explore the mainstream clinicians’ level of spirituality and religiosity in relation to whether they address the issues of spirituality and religion in the therapeutic setting; and explore the mainstream clinicians’ beliefs of adequately addressing spirituality and religion in their academic training in relation to whether they address the issues of spirituality and religion in the therapeutic setting.

Please follow this link to the survey:  


Contact Information: Soua Thao sthao@alliant.edu


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Project Title:  Therapist confidence and client outcomes

Researcher(s) Name(s): Suzanne Bartle-Haring, Ph.D., Professor Couple and Family Therapy, The Ohio State University

Study Summary:  The study will use a survey to collect information about therapists providing services, and their clients’ view of the services provided.  The sample will be a convenience sample collected from the therapists and clients connected to several MFT training programs.  The study will utilize on-line surveys for both therapists and clients with an option to use paper and pencil surveys for clients.  No identifiable information will be collected on the clients.    The study will provide data about whether therapist confidence in their theory of change matters for client outcomes. 

Contact Information: Suzanne Bartle-Haring, Ph.D.:  614-688-3259 or haring.19@osu.edu

Study link:  https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0DGFk0rKcGonEcl (Each therapist who participates will get an individual link for their clients).


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Project title: The Experiences of Asian-American Clinical Psychology Students in Their Doctoral-level Diversity Courses

Researcher(s) Name(s): Michelle Chu, M.S., M.A. and Dr. Michael Sude, Ph.D, La Salle University, Department of Psychology.

Study Summary: The purpose of the study is to explore the experiences of Asian-American clinical psychology students in their doctoral-level diversity courses.

Participation in this study will require a 15 minute preliminary meeting and a 90-minute semi-structured interview conducted through a secure video-conference program.

In order to participate in this research, participants must be:

1) Identified as Asian-American

2) Currently enrolled in a clinical doctoral psychology program

3) Completed at least one diversity course during their graduate training.

Upon completion of the interviews, participants will automatically be entered into a raffle for a chance to win 1 of 2 $50 Amazon gift cards. 

Contact Information: If you are interested in participating or have questions about the study, please feel contact me at mchu@student.lasalle.edu and identify if you meet the criteria. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.