Best of luck,
So Time Point Four will henceforth be know as the 'unpopular time point'. I've just redrawn it for a third time. Make sure you check those emails! You wouldn't want to check your spam box in two weeks, only to find you missed out!
Best of luck,
So as of this morning, everyone working their way through the survey has completed time point five! We have 464 complete time points, which represents a 46% retention rate. It might not sound great that just over half of our participants have dropped out, but I'm a glass-half-full kinda gal, and I think it's unreal that half of you actually stuck with an extensive online survey across five time points! Online surveys are particularly tricky to get people to stick with, because there's no one to call and remind you or cajole you into coming in for the next testing session. So a 46% retention rate is pretty brilliant for a study like this - thank you all so much for your dedication! I'm hoping that there will be a little spike up to 50% at time point six, but we'll see in a month.
The people who continued from time point one to time point five were more likely to be female, over 35, married or defacto, and have a university degree, compared to the people who did not complete time point five. At time point five, 76% of the sample is female (compared to 72% at time point 1), 65% don't have kids (compared to 70%), 68% have a uni degree (compared to 63%), and 46% work full time (same as at time point one). So we clearly don't have a representative sample of the population, but we have a good spread over all categories of demographics, which will give us plenty to work with.
In another month, the sixth time point will close, and the whole data collection phase will be complete! I can't adequately express how excited I am to have so much rich data to start work on answering the slippery questions on how depression, anxiety and sexual problems are related over time. Right now we're working on the time point one data, analysing some tricky models, and when that's done (probably early 2013) we'll get our hands dirty with this longitudinal data.
Now that the fifth time point is closed, we have done the fifth prize draw, and the fourth draw remains unclaimed! Again, if it's not claimed by next Tuesday, I'll redraw the prize for a third potential lucky winner. So there's two emails out there in cyberspace worth $100 that may have your name on them. Check those junk boxes - email servers might not like "win" "prize" and "sex" all in one email. Who knows why - sounds like a pretty good email to me!
Sorry for the lack of meaty updates lately. Should have more for you soon - when we start doing preliminary analyses on the whole six point dataset, and when our second paper gets published.
Thanks again for your support and interest.
All the best,
I've just re-drawn the prize for time point four. Check those emails!
Next week time point five will also close, so I'll write a more detailed update on where the data stands, and do another prize draw.
Just a quick note that the lucky winner of the prize at time point four has still not claimed their bounty! I've sent a third and final reminder to let them know they have until midnight tonight to claim it, otherwise tomorrow I'll redraw the prize to share the love with someone else.
Make sure you check your junk mail, it could be you!
All the best,
Just a quick note to let you know that the fourth prize draw is still unclaimed, so check your junk mail because it might be you! If it is still unclaimed in a week's time, I'll redraw the prize.
The next draw (for time point five) will be done two weeks from Thursday.
This website is for the Macquarie University study on the relationships between mood, stress, and our sexual lives. This study will form the large part of my PhD, and I'll be updating this page with any progress or developments in the study.