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Breast Cancer Facebook Study

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Friday, January 5, 2018 - 12:30pm
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Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 1:00am
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Hello! I am a PhD student in the School of Education at Walden University. I am completing a study that describes the self-learning experiences of women who use Facebook to learn about their breast cancer and how these experiences reflect the concepts of connectivism, a learning theory (Siemens, 2006). 

I am seeking 10 participants who are interested in describing their experiences using Facebook as a tool for learning about their breast cancer. You must meet the following criteria to be considered as a participant: 
1. A woman over the age of 21. 
2. A woman who had breast cancer or who is currently undergoing breast cancer treatment. 
3. A woman who is a member of a group or groups on Facebook dedicated to breast cancer, either in the past or currently.
4. A woman who identifies as using Facebook to learn about her disease.

Voluntary participation in this research includes participating in an audio recorded individual interview using a web conferencing tool, where I will ask you questions about your experiences related to learning about your breast cancer diagnosis. The initial interview will take approximately 60 minutes. I will send you a follow-up reflective questionnaire via a password protected site that will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. If you participate in the interview and the follow-up questionnaire, your total time commitment will be approximately 1.5 hours. I will keep all data confidential. 

How to Participate: 
If you would like to participate, please indicate your interest by completing the interest form found at this link. I will send consent forms to the first 10 individuals who respond to this inquiry and meet the criteria. 
If you have any questions about this study, please respond in the comment section of the form. 
Thank you!



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