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American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences 
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Field Research:  How to Ensure a Successful Result


Done well, a field research project can yield meaningful results, lead to a good grade, and give your career a powerful boost. 

Done poorly, it can be a frustrating experience that consumes an enormous amount of your time, drains your energy, and possibly even harms your participants.

How can you ensure a successful outcome?
Avoid the mistakes or missteps others have made?
Increase your chances of receiving a research grant?

Register now for this webinar and get the inside scoop on everything you need to know but never learned.

Join us for this educational webinar (1.5 PDUs):


Field Research:  How to Ensure a Successful Result

Presented by Meg Mangan, MS

Archived Recording - 90-minute program

$35 AAFCS members ($50 nonmembers)

Check out our webinar bundle package to learn how you can save on registration rates!

Site licenses and group discounts also available! 

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There are dozens of components to conducting field research that most of us never learn about in class.  This webinar will take you through all the essential steps in field research—from what you should you do prior to, during, and after your research, as well as how you can save time and avoid delays in your project.

In this 90-minute program including Q&A, you will broaden and deepen your knowledge of the field research process while you learn how to:
• Design and implement a research project that can lead to publication
• Identify types of assessment measures available for a given study
• Recruit participants…and retain them
• Address unexpected occurrences
• Refine your tactics prior to data collection
• Build on your success through post-research activities

This practical program will cover dozens of nitty gritty details not covered in the typical general overview you may have had before:

• Working with a budget
• Confidentiality; storing and encryption of data
• Using the information technology systems in place
• Getting the right cohort
• IRB approval
• The  pros and cons of different tools

And much more.

Meg Mangan has guided hundreds of students and junior faculty through this process…and she has heard the horror studies of field research gone awry and lost opportunities to advance one’s career.
With years of experience as a research manager, Meg has worked with investigators to help develop and implement countless research projects. She has experienced the demise of studies in field research which have gone awry as a result. Prepare yourself to be a success and sign up for this informative presentation.

She will show you how to develop a solid action plan that will help you avoid the mistakes that others have made, manage your time effectively, and keep you on the right path, all while staying within accepted boundaries for field research that involves humans.

Want to use the webinar for your class?
With our site licensing option, you can use this program in one of your classes in place of or as supplement to your own curriculum.  And because the program will be in the Webinar Archives, you can determine the date you wish to schedule it!

Take the first step toward a successful field research project and register today.

Who should register?   This webinar is ideal for graduate and doctoral students, junior faculty, undergrads who may be working on research projects, and anyone who wants a refresher on field research.  College professors may want to use the webinar in a class on research methods.





How does an archive work? Once you register for the archived event, your confirmation email will contain log in instructions for viewing the archived event.  You may choose the day and time that you view the event, but please be aware that registration gives you access to 1 viewing only.













About the Presenter:


Meg Mangan is Research Associate for the Nutrition Obesity Research Center's Diet, Physical Activity and Body Composition Core at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has over seven years of direct experience as a research manager in the field of diet assessment and she presents regularly on this topic to graduate and doctoral students.




Register Now! 

$35 for AAFCS members ($50 non-members) 


If you work at a higher ed institution and would be interested in using this webinar as content in your classroom, please contact Daila Boufford for information on special site license rates!




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