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Study Activities

If the participating teen is between the ages of 12-15, the BOBA Project involves the following study activities:

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All study activities will be conducted virtually. This is a longitudinal study with each of these study activities administered yearly. We will invite you to do the study activities each year over the course of three years, so we can get to know you and better understand how your conversations may change over time. Please see below for more details on the study activities

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1. Online Surveys

Once you have completed our BOBA online eligibility questionnaire, parents and teens will each be invited to participate in two 30-minute surveys (1 hour total) separately. In the surveys, we will ask about your opinions, identity, life experiences, relationships, and well-being. Survey responses will be stored in a secure server and we will not share your answers to these questionnaires with one another. 

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2. Virtual Activity Session with Parent

After completing the two surveys, parents/guardians and teens will have a virtual activity session over Zoom that takes approximately one hour to complete. In the session, parents and teens will discuss hypothetical scenarios surrounding current issues that affect Asian Americans.

 

The session will be video and audio recorded, and the recordings will be stored securely on our server at Brigham and Women's Hospital and will only be available to the research team.

To prepare for this session:

  • Find a quiet and comfortable space where you can participate in this virtual session without interruptions.

  • Locate a setting where you can be within view of the camera

  • Have Zoom downloaded on your computer and ensure a stable internet connection.

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3. Follow-Up Survey

We will follow up with parents and teens through a short 10-minute online survey regarding conversations that occurred in the week following the parent-teen virtual activity session.

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4. Virtual Activity Session with a Friend

Teens will then be asked to invite a friend to participate in the study together. Teens will discuss hypothetical scenarios surrounding current issues that affect Asian Americans. The full discussion will take place on Zoom for approximately one hour.

The sessions will be video and audio recorded, and the recordings will be stored securely on our server at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and will only be available to the research team. Participating teens will each receive $30 worth of gift cards upon completion.

To prepare for this session:

  • Each teen will find a quiet and comfortable space to participate in this virtual session without interruptions.​

  • Each teen will have Zoom downloaded on a computer and ensure a stable internet connection.

Click here for the informational flyer.

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