I'm a grad student in psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park. I'm doing a research project about gay/bisexual males between the ages of 18 and 25. If you are a gay or bisexual male, at least 18 years old but no older than 25, I need your help.
Participants in the study will receive a questionnaire in the mail. Questionnaires are mailed discreetly, in a plain envelope with no return address. The fact that you received a questionnaire will be kept confidential: I won't release to anyone the names of people to whom I mail a questionnaire. This questionnaire asks about your attitudes and behavior, including your sexual behavior, and takes about half an hour to fill out.
The information you provide is completely anonymous: you do not write your name anywhere on the questionnaire. You simply fill it out and mail it back to me in the envelope included with the questionnaire packet.
If you are willing to participate, please send an e-mail message to: RBSmith126@aol.com. In this message, please include your U.S. postal mailing address (snailmail), and I'll send a questionnaire. If you have friends you think would be willing to fill out questionnaires, let me know; I'd be happy to send extra copies (just tell me how many). Feel free to forward this e-mail message to anyone you think might be interested.
Finally, if you're not sure you want to participate and want to ask more questions first, you may e-mail me or phone me at (301) 419-8164.
Thank you for your help,