What the research is about:
I am a researcher from The Open University and my research is about exploring gender and disability in the workplace within the United Kingdom (UK). In particular I want to find out about women who have a mental condition or a physical disability and their experiences surrounding employment.
What is required from you?
In order to find out about your experiences an interview with me (in person or via phone/skype) will be conducted focusing on your experiences of seeking work, experiences you have had in the workplace, and your views about what should be done to encourage more women with disabilities to work. The interview will ask questions surround disability so you should to be open to discuss your mental condition or your physical disability to avoid feeling uncomfortable.
Your rights when taking part:
Once you have agreed to take part in the research and are happy to have an interview with myself, at any point during the interview you wish to stop you may do so. As a participant you have the right to withdraw and prevent me from using any data I will have collected. Should you feel uncomfortable with any of the questions that are being asked you may decide if you would like to answer or not. You decide how much information you tell me and you do not have to tell me any information that would make you uncomfortable.
All data collected will be confidential and will be anonymised so any data in my dissertation will not be able to be traced back to you.
Afterwards, you still have the right to withdraw your data for one month after you have had the interview, after this the data will become anonymised so I would not know which interview is linked to you. You will have the opportunity to receive a copy of the findings from the research should you be interested.
Please send an email if you are interested in taking part in the research, or have any questions about the research.
Thank you very much for your time to consider taking part in this research.
Post-Graduate Research Student
The Open University