I am looking for research participants in the East End of Glasgow to take part in the Living Together project. I would like to speak to you if you are 18 or over and are EITHER a long-settled resident of the East End OR a Polish national living in the East End. Participation in the study involves being interviewed and/or contributing to a focus group, and discussing your experiences of living in the East End; your encounters with other residents; your social networks; and feelings about migration and Brexit. Interviews/focus groups will be arranged at a time and place convenient for you. What you tell me will remain confidential and your identity will be carefully protected. To get involved, email me via the CONTACT FORM (in English or Polish). I look forward to hearing from you!
In the UK, research projects that involve human participants need to be reviewed by an adequate ethics committee. This process ensures compliance with good ethical practice and effective protection of the dignity, rights, privacy, health and safety of research participants as well as researchers. I am thrilled to say that Living Together has now been considered and approved by the College of Social Science Research Ethics Committee at the University of Glasgow. This means that I have been given the green light to conduct fieldwork with Polish migrants and the long-settled residents in the East End of Glasgow. I am looking forward to officially starting on 3 July 2017!
I am happy to say that the Living Together project started in March 2017 and will run until December 2019. As any research project, it will involve a few months of preparation before the fieldwork begins later this year. Check up this site for updates!