Available Options for Surveying ASHA Members for Research Purposes
This document describes available means for students and faculty who are interested in surveying members and/or affiliates of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). E-mail addresses are not available for sale.
All requests for participation in student or faculty research projects must clearly identify the project sponsor. You may not include any information to the effect that your research project is under the sponsorship of ASHA.
Physical Mailing Addresses
You may purchase a list of 300 names or less for $100 or a list of 1,000 names for $178.50. The latter option includes a 15% discount off the regular price of a mailing list. This is the most robust option for obtaining a random sample of the intended survey population. Information about purchasing mailing lists is available online.
Postings on the ASHA Community Site and or ASHA Facebook Page
ASHA members may post messages on the ASHA Community site and/or ASHA Facebook page inviting members to participate in survey research projects. A link to the survey may be embedded in the posted message or you may provide an e-mail address through which you may be contacted.
Use of ASHA's Special Interest Groups
As a benefit of belonging to the Special Interest Groups (SIGs), affiliates of SIGs may post a message to their respective SIG online community site inviting other affiliates to participate in the survey research projects.
Consistent with the guideline for posting to the general ASHA Community Site, a link to the survey may be embedded in the posted message or you may provide an e-mail address through which you may be contacted. You may not include any information to the effect that your research project is under the sponsorship of ASHA.
If you are not affiliated with the Special Interest Groups, ASHA members or national NSSLHA members may contact the leadership of specific Special Interest Groups (SIG) to request that a link to surveys of topical interest be considered for posting on the SIG Community sites. Permission to post is at the discretion of the SIG leadership.
Important Note on Self-selection Bias
Postings on the ASHA Community site, ASHA Facebook page, and SIG e-mail list introduce a self-selection bias into the research process. Results obtained through these means likely are not representative of the intended population. Any reporting of results gathered through these venues should include a careful discussion of the sample limitations of the study.
ASHA's Surveys and Information Unit serves as a clearinghouse for all Association data collection projects and welcomes the opportunity to assist you in locating any existing information that may be of interest to you. Results of our biennial Schools, SLP Health Care, and Audiology surveys are available on our website under the heading "ASHA Survey Research." You may contact the Surveys and Information Unit at email@example.com.
Prepared November 7, 2011