Talking College Hoops helps a great cause!

Talking College Hoops helps a great cause!

Post by Guest Accou » Wed, 26 Feb 2003 03:24:37

Who's the most overhyped player this year? What's the most overrated team?
Share your interests with people who want to hear your views -- and get
paid a dollar a minute at the same time! In an astoundingly easy way to
make $10 bucks, $30 bucks, or more, a University of Pennsylvania study is
paying participants to talk on the phone with others about their interests
and passions. Give us your thoughts on this year's hottest matchups, or how
the Final Four will shake out. And get paid!  

Contribute your voice to scientific research and earn a chance to win $1000!

The Linguistic Data Consortium at the University of Pennsylvania
( needs participants for FISHER, a new telephone speech
study to be conducted in the Early Winter 2002-2003.  FISHER is open to all
speakers of English, native and non-native alike.  In contrast to prior US
regional studies (Switchboard), FISHER will be national (North
America). The FISHER project will be undertaken to support linguistic
research, technology development and education.  All calls will be recorded
for these purposes. Participant Identities will be kept strictly
confidential and not released with the data.

FISHER participants will take part in 1 to 3 telephone calls talking to
other participants on suggested topics for ten minutes.  FISHER topics can
be found at the URL below:

A robot operator will initiate all calls. Participants need only answer
their phones at the time they specify during the registration process.

Participants will be compensated $10 per call.  In addition, for each call
made, participants will be eligible for 1 chance at (3) $1000.00 lottery

This study is open to anyone in the US. You need not be a US citizen to
participate.  You need only have the ability to answer a phone in the
US. If you know of anyone who might be interested in contributing their
voice to LDC research, we would also be appreciative if you could make them
aware of this opportunity.

To register for this study please see the following page:

or call 1 800 380 PENN, to register and for more information


Dr. David Miller
FISHER Project Manager