Call For Applicants: Focus Group

Read more about an upcoming research study I am conducting in order to facilitate my PhD research. I am actively looking for participants in the Dublin area. Click in to read more!

In the coming months, I will be hosting a couple of focus groups at Maynooth University in order to help facilitate my research. I am looking for applicants, age 18 and over, from various backgrounds who would be interested in working with a group to provide feedback on how they use digital humanities resources such as the Letters of 1916, the Woodman Diary, or Vincent Van Gogh: The Letters. The results of the focus group will then be used as part of my dissertation research to generate prototypes for new methods of interaction with these types of resources. Each focus group will last between 2 and 4 hours.

Participants of the focus group will also be invited to participate in individual 1 on 1 usability studies early next year to gauge the usefulness of the ideas generated by the focus group using working prototypes (NOTE: participation in the 1 on 1 studies is completely optional and separate from participation in the focus group). Participants must be local or willing to travel to Maynooth University. Additionally, all participants will receive a €10 voucher to Starbucks for their time.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the google form below. Your information will be held in the strictest confidence and will not be shared. For more information about the study, please download the attached information sheet.

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    Information sheet regarding focus group
    This information sheet provides a description of the focus group and the expectations of participants.
    Date added: 7 August 2016 11:34 AM File size: 48 KB Downloads: 234

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    Call for PhD Research Participants – Interacting With Digital Scholarly Editions – New Perspectives

    […] you are interested in participating or wish to learn more about the study, please go to http://www.shanemcgarry.com/call-applicants-focus-group/. From here, you can fill out the form to sign up as a participant or download the information sheet […]

    10 August 2016 at 12:37 PM
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