A Research Study On Alzheimer 's Disease Research Studies

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Proposed approaches to conducting the research
How should the research (involving the prospect of increasing the participation of African Americans in Alzheimer 's disease research studies) be conducted? The research involving increased participation of African Americans in Alzheimer 's disease research studies will be conducted via the use of a survey, and it will take two years to complete. The survey will sample African Americans living in the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan (Harlem), and Brooklyn (Coney Island). There will be 1,000 female and 1,000 male participants from the African American community who will be asked to complete the survey. Eligibility criteria for selection will be being 18 years of age and older, and having a loved one, friend, family member, or significant other suffering from Alzheimer 's disease. The data source for this type of research will be primary. The data will be gathered and analyzed by the trained interviewers of this research endeavor (called the Alzheimer 's disease research group). The 2,000 participants will be chosen via pre-existing demographic records on websites such as the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), American Fact Finder, Epiquery, and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The data will be obtained via a survey administered by email. The emails will be acquired via the mail by asking the potential participants to be surveyed online, and that their emails, and…
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