Unusual post for this blog – some of you will be more used to recruiting for your own studies.
However, some of you might want to make contact with Sherilyn or suggest the study to your friends. Ethics is approved and checkable.
I am looking to recruit women aged 18 to 24 to a doctoral research project linked to the NSPCC. I was wondering whether you could help me publicise the research to student groups you thought would be appropriate.
I’ve attached the questionaires and below is more information on the study. If you are able to help, I would be so grateful. Or if you could forward this e-mail on to a more appropriate person, should you be unable to assist, that would also be very helpful.
What is the research about?
I am doing my doctorate in collaboration with the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children). My study is looking at how different groups of 18 to 24 year old women ‘process’ their emotions. This means how you deal with difficult feelings. Previous research has found that people have different ‘styles’ of dealing with their feelings, and this study is investigating whether certain childhood experiences may be related to specific styles of managing feelings. It will also look at whether different ‘styles’ of dealing with feelings leads to different types of psychological symptoms such as sleeping problems or low moods.
Who can take part?
I am looking for women aged 18 – 24, who feel that they have had a happy childhood. By this I mean there have been few stressful childhood events, for example, bereavement, long-term separation from a parent or feeling severely victimised.
What will I be asked to do?
If you are interested in taking part, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 020 7825 2739. She will send you the questionnaires to fill in, which should not take longer than 20-25 minutes
to do. They can be sent and returned by e-mail or by post (a self-addressed stamped envelope will be included).
If you decide to take part now, you can still decide later on to withdraw from the study. You can also ask me, the researcher, if there is anything that is not clear, or if you would like more information, my contact details are at the end.
What will happen to the results of the research?
This research will form part of a doctoral degree. The results will be included in a doctoral dissertation although no one will be able to identify that you gave us any information towards this. Your name will only be known to the researcher and the information you give will be confidential. The dissertation, as well as any journal articles which might be published, will be made available to you if you would like to read them. You will be able to request these by contacting the researcher or supervisor at the contact details below.
Who can I contact for more information?
The study has been reviewed by the NSPCC research ethics committee as well as by the research ethics committee at the Metanoia Institute. You can contact:
The researcher for this project:
020 7825 2739
If you would like to find out whether this is a legitimate study or to check whether to study has had ethical approval from the NSPCC, please contact:
The supervisor of this project:
Dr Susana Corral
42 Curtain Road
Phone: 020 7825 2500
020 7825 2739
(Out of hours: 07976 206 625)
42 Curtain Road
London EC2A 3NH