Mass Media Representation of Immigration

Contact: litte1mg@cmich.edu OR elms1am@cmich.edu

This survey is collecting data on the extent to which the media affects individual opinion on the immigration situation in the United States. In order to better understand the media's influence on immigration, this survey will provide data on how people feel about certain phrases and frames commonly used in the immigration debate. With an increasing spotlight on immigration at the America/Mexico border, it is crucial people understand the extent to which language in the media affects American perception on the issue.

Procedure and Risks:

I would like to use the information from this survey in my English 201 paper.  No personal identifiers will be used to ensure your anonymity. Please feel free to say as much or as little as you want.  You can decide not to answer any question or to stop the survey any time you want. 

There are no known risks associated with participation in the study.

Benefits:

It is hoped that your insight into the topic of my research will help me in my understanding of this issue and will help me succeed in my English course.

Cost Compensation:

Participation in this study will involve no costs or payments to you.

Confidentiality:

All information collected during the study period will be kept strictly confidential and will be destroyed after the project is completed. No publications or reports from this project will include identifying information on any participant without your signed permission, and after your review of the materials.  By continuing to the study, you agree to the above conditions. Thank you for your time.

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