The Office of Social Innovation is funding research into social innovation and its impact within the university, and more specifically the iChange unit. A research team led by Associate Professor Talitha Best and Dr Olav Muurlink are looking for students who would be willing to spare around 30 - 60 minutes to chat in a focus group session Tuesday, 4 December at 4.30pm (QLD time).
The format would be a focus group of around 6 people, chatting with a facilitator, Ms Yolanda Von Gellecum or Ms. Elizabeth Marx. This would be conducted online, so you wouldn’t have to go to campus, or anywhere specifically, but could participate through a link sent to your email/computer.
The focus group meeting would be recorded, and then transcribed, after which the recording would be destroyed, and no identifying material would be retained with the final transcript. This project has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee (approval number: 0000021150), and your participation is entirely voluntary. We’d appreciate your involvement, but even if you were to say ‘yes’, you would be free to pull out at any stage, including during the focus group itself, if you felt uncomfortable or had any other concerns.
If you are interested in participating, please email email@example.com. If you have any further questions before deciding whether or not to participate, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to participate but cannot make the scheduled session, we will hold an alternative session on Friday, 7 December at 10.30am.