Euan Williamson (a Labour Party member in North Norfolk) has emailed me to ask that I publicise this to members:
You are invited to take part in a research study that I am conducting as part of my studies in psychology at the University of Derby. The study looks at what it is like to be part of a political party and how this affects your sense of identity. It will focus on why you wanted to be involved with the party, what motivates you to take part in party activities and what challenges you have encountered more generally as a party member.
If you decide to take part, you will participate in an interview that will last for approximately 90 minutes. The interview will be conducted over video link, for example, Skype, at a convenient time agreed between the researcher and you. There will be no group work involved.
In order to participate you will need to meet the following criteria:
• Over 18 years of age;
• Fluent in English;
• Current political party member in Norfolk;
• Identify as a party activist;
• Access to the internet and video link software, for example, Skype;
• Prepared to be involved in a 90-minute interview.
Unfortunately, you will not be able to participate if you are currently experiencing any of the following:
• a diagnosed fatigue condition, for example, ME or CFS, and/or a diagnosed mood disorder, for example, depression or anxiety.
If you are interested in taking part in the study please notify me (the researcher) directly via email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For complaints and concerns please contact Melanie Haughton (email: M.Haughton@derby.ac.uk / phone: 01332 597842) at the University of Derby, The Enterprise Centre, Bridge Street, Derby DE1 3LD.
Euan Williamson (researcher)