post by James Williams (2020 cohort)
Hi everyone. I am currently a second-year PhD candidate at the Nottingham Geospatial Institute and the Horizon Centre for Doctoral training. My research investigates leisure walking experiences curated using user engagement. The research has the industry partner of the Ordnance Survey.
I am recruiting for a study around the East Midlands (even if outside of this please get in contact) for a think-aloud walking study, where participants will be temporarily provided with a GoPro and asked to think aloud during a walk. The walks should be between 30 minutes – 1 hour and agreed before the day.
Participants should be over the age of 18, and able to complete a walk of this length.
More details on this project can be found on this sheet.
Please get in contact with me at James.Williams@Nottingham.ac.uk if you would like to request more information or request a study interest document.
And feel free to share this study with your network!
post by Gregor Milligan (2021 cohort)
The “Impact of the Kooth Platform on Subjective Well-being” pilot study is exploring the changes in subjective well-being of participants before and after the use of a digital mental health support platform. We are particularly interested in exploring if the Kooth app impacts the subjective well-being of its users.
We are currently recruiting participants to use the app 3 times a week for 6 weeks. Participants will answer weekly surveys that will enable the understanding of their subjective well-being and experience on the platform.
We are looking for participants that fall within these demographics:
- Participants will be between the ages of 16 and 25
- Participants have not used the Kooth app before
If you fit into this demographic, we’d like to invite you to take part in this study, in which we will evaluate the effect of Kooth on subjective well-being. It will not be necessary for you to discuss your medical or mental health history or that of others, and you are under no obligation to disclose any information you do not want to. The surveys are designed to take around 5 minutes and will take place online. You will receive a £25 shopping voucher for contributing to the study.
This study will take place between March and May 2022, with dates to be confirmed once we have an idea of the number of participants.
For more information, or to sign up, contact Gregor Milligan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gregor Milligan and Liz Dowthwaite
post by Ana Rita Pena (2019 cohort)
My PhD is investigating how technologies to protect individual’s privacy in automated decision for loan applications impact people. Within the scope of this broad topic, I am interested in personal experiences of loan applications in regard to trust, fairness and decision making.
I am currently recruiting for my next study: Attitudes and experiences with Loan Applications: UK context. The study is made up of a 45 minute interview (held online) and a follow-up online survey.
This study aims to understand how people feel about loan applications, data sharing in this context, and how well they understand the decision process behind these decisions.
We will be focusing on personal loans in particular. Participants will not have to disclose specific information about the loan they applied for (in regards to monetary value for example) but are invited to reflect on their experiences.
I am looking to recruit people who:
— are over the age of 18
— have applied for a loan in the UK
— are proficient in English
— able to provide consent to their participation
Participation in the study will be compensated with a £15 online shopping voucher.
More information about the interview study can be found here.
If you have any further questions or are interested in participating, don’t hesitate to contact me at email@example.com
Ana Rita Pena
You can read more about Rita’s research project here.