Online parenting studies:
Research you can participate in

Want to participate in research? These online parenting studies are being conducted by researchers in the behavioral and cognitive sciences.

When you click on a link below, you will open a page that provides more information about each study.

As a rule, each research project has been approved by a college or university review board. However, you should always read the information carefully to make sure you are comfortable with the terms of the study and agree to participate at your own risk.

Researchers seeking parent volunteers can drop me a line here.

Fathers & daughters study

Seeking fathers over the age of 18 with at least one daughter

Dr. Michael Seto and Dr. Kelly Babchishin at the Royal's Institute of Mental Health Research (University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada) are interested in learning about relationships between fathers and daughters.

Their anonymous survey will include questions about parenting experiences, beliefs, and interests. It will also include questions about participant's opinions and experiences regarding offensive behavior, like physical or sexual assault.

The researchers report that they will not be not recording participant IP addresses so an individual who completes the survey cannot be identified.

Fathers who participate in this study will have a chance to win one of eighty $25 Amazon gift card.

To join the study, click here.

Young adult survey: Exploring past experiences, parenting and relationships

Seeking young adults, 18-25, who are not parents and who are not pregnant

Dr Kylie Burke and Carys Chainey at the University of Queensland are interested in learning about the parenting that young adults experienced earlier in life. Their anonymous, online survey takes about 30 minutes to complete. Participants can win $50 for their time.

More information is available here.

Fathers' Talking to Children About Puberty

Seeking fathers with children of any age

Mindy Erchull and Kate Richmond of the University of Mary Washington and Muhlenberg College are interested in how fathers talk to their children about puberty.

Their online questionnaire will take about 15-20 minutes to complete. Learn more here.

Mothers' Views on HPV Vaccination

Seeking mothers of daughters (newborn to age 12)

Researchers at the Department of Health and Social Science at Bolton University in the United Kingdom are seeking mothers’ views concerning their daughters and vaccination against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).

Their online questionnaire is anonymous and will take about 5 minutes of your time. Participate here.

Postpartum women's relationships and sexuality

Seeking mothers between the ages of 18-40 who have infants between 2 and 12 months old.

Professor Peter Gray and graduate student Michelle Escasa of the University of Nevada are interested in female sexuality, social relationships, and facial preferences of postpartum women.

Their online questionnaire will take about 15-45 minutes to fill out. You can read the details and give your consent to participate here.

Parenting and child anxiety

Seeking parents who are over 18 and who have children between the ages of 5 and 18

Caitlin Burditt, a graduate student in clinical psychology at the University of Rhode Island, wants to know about your emotional and behavioral responses during times when your child seems anxious.

Her online questionnaire takes about 25-30 minutes to complete. Your answers will be kept anonymous. To participate, click here.