Qualitative Research Laboratory

Research Study Participants

Call for Research Study Participation

Project: Constructing Meaning in the Wake of a Cycling Tragedy 
Principal Investigator: Matthew A. Masucci, PhD
Institutional Affiliation: San José State University (Department of Kinesiology) 

On March 9, 2008 a deputy sheriff patrolling a twisting road near Cupertino, California (USA) veered over the center line striking three cyclists on a training ride, killing two, including a former professional triathlete making a successful transition to road cycling. After the accident, there was a considerable amount of press coverage surrounding this tragic event. The goal of this study is to explore how the cycling community makes sense of this loss.

I am interested in conducting in-person or phone interviews (typically between 30 minutes to 1 hour in length) with various members of the cycling community regarding your thoughts and feelings about this accident. While you need not have known the victims personally I am interested in talking with competitive and recreational riders from the Bay Area who are familiar with the situation. In keeping with institutional policy governing human subject research, all information provided to me will be kept in strict confidence.

If you would like to participate in this study or have further questions, please feel free to contact me via phone (408-924-3021) or e-mail (mmasucci@kin.sjsu.edu) to set up a convenient time to talk.  




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