AgeLab Seeking Volunteers for Multiple Studies

by Adam Felts

Despite the ongoing disruption to life worldwide due to the spread of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the MIT AgeLab continues to do research that seeks to understand how we change throughout the lifespan—and how the lifespan itself is changing. We have a number of different studies and projects we are doing that may be participated in remotely, and we welcome and encourage anyone who wishes to contribute to our research to join us. Here are the studies for which we are currently seeking participants (click on the links to learn more and sign up):

CareHive, the AgeLab’s international panel of caregivers, is seeking people who are providing or have provided unpaid care to a loved one and who would like to participate in an ongoing study about the lives of caregivers and their experiences caregiving. Not sure if you are a caregiver or qualify for the study? Answering a few quick questions will let you, and us, know!

The AgeLab’s Pulse survey sends brief questionnaires monthly on a wide range of topics to participants.

Currently, the AgeLab is seeking people to participate in a study about work and careers. This research explores individuals’ thoughts and experiences related to current and future career plans in the course of a single Zoom interview.

Signing up for the AgeLab volunteer database is a way to be referred to and informed about a variety of different studies.

In addition to research participants, the AgeLab is seeking a college intern for the summer of 2020.

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Adam Felts

Adam Felts is a researcher and writer at the MIT AgeLab. Currently he is involved in research on the experiences of family caregivers and the future of financial advice. He also manages the AgeLab blog and newsletter. He received his Master's in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Boston University in 2014 and his Master's of Theological Studies from Boston University in 2019.

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