Extra Credit Opportunity 1

Dear J201 students,

Here’s an opportunity for you to earn extra credit for J201. You are invited to participate in an online study concerning what people learn from reading news stories. Douglas McLeod, Evjue Centennial professor, and graduate students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication are conducting this study.

In this on-line study, some questions concerning your perceptions of social and political issues will be asked through a self-report questionnaire. You will also encounter a news story and potentially some additional content, followed by a second questionnaire. In total, we expect your participation to take approximately 20 minutes. This study will be open until Sunday, February 11th at 9pm.

You can participate in this study from any computer equipped with a Web browser (e.g., Chrome, Firefox, Opera, or Safari) and an Internet connection. If you do not have an Internet connection at home, you can complete the study from a campus computer lab or library.

As with any research, your participation is voluntary, and all of the information you give will be kept strictly confidential. If you have questions about the project, please contact Prof. Douglas McLeod at dmmcleod@wisc.edu.

If you would like to receive extra credit, but do not want to participate in the study, you may attend an alternate lecture about the study on March 22nd at 4:30pm, Vilas 5055. Please note that you cannot receive credit for both—you will get extra point for participating in this study or attending the alternative lecture.

You must be at least 18 years old to participate in this study.

To participate in the online study, simply click on the following link and follow the directions: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2caNADqhzC23MSV

Thank you in advance for your help with our study.