“The piece that has made my thesis and my study unique is being able to survey a representative sample of the U.S. population. This was made possible because of SoundRocket,” says Gabi.
Gabriela (Gabi) Wen Hsuan Chen is currently a graduate student at the University of Michigan. With an undergrad degree in genetics and genomics from the University of Wisconsin, Gabi is now pursuing a dual degree in genetic counseling and public health.
“My graduate thesis is about understanding why people seek genetic counseling services and what barriers might prevent them from doing so,” says Gabi.
As she mapped out her research, Gabi says she really wanted to develop a survey that involved a representative sample of the U.S. population—not an easy task for a graduate student.
“With a random survey that you create on your own, you don’t have control over who responds, when they respond, or how many people reply,” says Gabi. “I really wanted a representative sample in my thesis, and my advisor suggested I contact SoundRocket.”
SoundRocket’s Areas of Practice
Gabi said the SoundRocket team listened to her needs, provided input on survey methodology, and mentored her. “They took care of the recruitment portion of my survey and the data collection. They really helped me understand the methodology behind social science studies.”
SoundRocket helps the early career scientist – including faculty in their first few years post-PhD, postdocs, graduate students, and even undergraduate students, with their survey needs.
What helped Gabi the most? “The piece that has made my thesis and my study unique is being able to survey a representative sample of the U.S. population. This was made possible because of SoundRocket,” she says.
Working with SoundRocket’s Team of Experts
Gabi says the entire process of working with SoundRocket was both educational and smooth. “The entire team communicated well,” adds Gabi. “We met over Zoom, and we were always on the same page in terms of what was expected of me and what was expected of the team.”
So, where is Gabi now with her thesis? “I’ll be spending the rest of the semester looking through data and analyzing!”
SoundRocket collaborates with early career scientists, individual researchers, academic institutions, government agencies as well as public companies. The company’s client list is highly dynamic.