Participants Needed ~ Doctoral Student Literature Review Research Study

Dear Participant:

A research team is conducting a study regarding doctoral students’ experiences in working on a literature review. The research study is being conducted by Virginia Tech. This is an invitation to participate in the research study by taking the survey. In this survey, you will answer questions about your program experiences while working on the literature review phase of your doctoral program. Your participation in this study will inform the researchers regarding ways to help make writing a literature review a better experience for students in the future, so thank you for your participation! You must have already completed your dissertation literature review to participate in the survey.

The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete. Your participation is completely voluntary. Declining participation will not result in any penalty or loss of benefits. Your participation will be anonymous and no identifying information will be collected.

If you have any questions regarding this study, please contact any member of the research team by sending an email to You may also contact Donna Fogelsong at (540) 449-9612. Thank you in advance for your valued input.

The survey may be found at:
The link will be active until September 23rd.

If you have questions about your rights as human research participants, please contact Dr. Moore at or (540)231-4991.

The Research Team
Miranda Sigmon, Lisa Pennington, Donna Fogelsong

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