Seeking native Japanese speakers for (paid!) linguistic experiment in SF Bay Area

Posted by Betsy on August 13, 2012 in Language |

I’ll be in the San Francisco Bay Area from 8/22 to 8/26, and I’ll be collecting data for a linguistic experiment that examines how native speakers of Japanese read in English. Can you participate in the experiment? Or do you know someone else who can? Please help me spread the word!

Here is the information for potential participants. You are:

  1. 18 years old or older
  2. a native speaker of Japanese
  3. able to read English

In the experiment, you will see letters on a computer screen and press a key to indicate if it is a real English word or not. Then, you will fill out a series of questionnaires.
The whole experiment takes about 45 minutes, and I will pay you $10.

A quiet space such as a library or a quiet cafe is the best place to do the experiment, and I will find a place that is convenient for you.

Please contact me, Betsy Lavolette, betsylavolette@hotmail.com, 650-204-8642 (voice or text), for more details or to set up a time to participate. I’ll be available to do the experiment from 8/22 to 8/26, but you can contact me now to set up a time!

Thank you very much for your time!

[Edit, 8/28/2012: Thanks to everyone who made my trip a great success! I am back home now, so I’m closing comments on this post.]



  • Junya Mizutani says:

    Hi, I’m Junya! Daug (Daug and I are the same speech club) told me about this. Have you found someone else?

    • Betsy says:

      Hi, Junya! Thanks for commenting! I have found a few people, but still need more. Do you have time to participate? I would really appreciate it!

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