Childfree Women Needed for Study on Media Consumption

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We love research and we love to support research! While the following study does not focus on the childfree exclusively, the researcher does wish to be sure to include the childfree perspective and is therefore seeking to recruit childfree women to participate. See below for full details.

 

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Participants Needed for Media Studies Research Project

Media Consumption and Women’s Identities at a Time of Economic Uncertainty

 What is the project about and who can participate?

Are you a female and aged between 20 and 39? Would you describe yourself as a regular media user? Do you regularly watch “reality TV” programmes on television? Have you experienced difficulty in finding satisfying work or keeping employment in the current economic climate? Is it difficult to plan for your future in this climate?

If you have answered “yes” to the questions above, would you be interested in taking part in a research project that will explore young women’s experiences of media consumption during a time of economic uncertainty?

Participants will be interviewed about their past and present life experiences, focusing on education, employment and media consumption. The interviews will focus on the types of media you use on a regular basis and will explore how it contributes to your sense of who you are and how you think about your past, present and future.

Who is conducting the research?

My name is Aimée Scanlon and I am currently a Postgraduate Research Student with the Department of Media and Communication Studies at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.

What is involved in participating in this project?

Ideal participants are women in their 20s and 30s who describe themselves as relatively ‘heavy’ media consumers e.g. regularly watch television (especially reality TV), use social media, read magazines etc. Interested participants would be asked to meet for a one-to-one conversational interview with the researcher at a convenient location, agreed upon in advance of the meeting. Where appropriate, the participant may be asked to meet for a follow-up interview if they are happy to do so. The participant’s involvement is entirely voluntary and they are free to leave the study at any time if they wish. The interviews will be recorded on an audio recording device and recordings are kept confidential. Additionally, no real names are used in the interviews, which will ultimately be used as part of a PhD dissertation. Participant anonymity is assured throughout the project.

 How can I get involved?

If you are interested in taking part in this research project, please contact the researcher via the details given below.

Name: Aimée Scanlon

Telephone: 085 11 11 771

Email address: aimee.scanlon@mic.ul.ie

If you have concerns about this project, you may contact:

MIREC Administrator, Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick

Tel: (061) 204515 email: mirec@mic.ul.ie

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