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Testing Modified Version of CSN - Volunteers Needed

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 12:15pm
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Purpose: The American Cancer Society is testing a modified version of the Cancer Survivors Network (CSN) and is inviting you to try it. This research is being done in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University and is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.


Procedure: Your participation is voluntary.  If you agree, you will use a modified version of CSN to participate in the community.  You will have access to all CSN content, and any posts or comments you make will be added to the CSN community, just as they are now. What is new is that you will see recommendations for content and other members that might interest you. These recommendations are based on what you have read on CSN. As you read more discussion threads, the recommended content and members will be updated. You will occasionally receive a survey to get your feedback on the new interface. We will also ask about the relevance and value of the recommended content.   These surveys will take less than three minutes to complete, and you will receive them at most once per week. We will also invite a small number of members to give more extensive feedback through a phone interview.


To participate in this trial, click this link: Yes, I’ll use the new CSN interface.  You can always opt-out later by clicking ‘the use the traditional CSN design’ button on your CSN user profile.


Principal investigators:

Robert Kraut, PhD

Herbert A. Simon Professor of Human-Computer Interaction

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh PA 15213

412 268-7694



Tenbroeck Smith

Director of Patient Reported Outcomes Research, Behavioral Research Center

American Cancer Society

Atlanta GA



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