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VTTI research study seeks participants who use other modes of transportation in the D.C. and Northern Virginia areas

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From: Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) is seeking individuals to participate in a research study who often use modes of transportation other than or in addition to driving. The study will explore what types of information individuals want or need while using new forms of transportation. Participation in this study involves the use of Zoom video conferencing software to connect multiple people electronically from the comfort of their own home or office.

To be eligible, interested individuals must meet the following requirements:

  • Be 25-64 years of age
  • Live, work, volunteer, or often travel in the Washington, DC or surrounding areas such as Northern Virginia
  • Participants with and without children, ages 12-15 (the child/teen will not be asked to participate)
  • Have a tablet or computer with internet service and video conferencing capabilities
  • Prior experience using Zoom is preferred
  • Prior experience using Ride-Share services such as Uber, Lyft, or similar is preferred

This project has two parts. During the initial 30-minute session via Zoom video conference, participants will privately complete questionnaires, review study details, and determine whether their connection to Zoom Meeting, with their electronic device, is eligible to move on to the focus group session.

If eligible, the second session will be a focus group with up to four other participants. During this group video conference, participants will listen to descriptions of various driving scenarios and provide opinions on what information they would like to receive during each scenario. The focus group session will take about 75 minutes. Each part will likely be scheduled on different days.

This project provides compensation of $15 for the initial intake session, and $45 for the focus group, for a total of $60 for full participation in both parts. Your data will be kept strictly confidential.

To learn more, please contact: 540-231-0295 or VTTIStudy@vtti.vt.edu. Reference the “Ripley” project in your message.

All inquiries welcome!
<<Ripley Project: IRB #20-798>>

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