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Title of Project
Childhood emotional abuse and its relationship with wellbeing in adulthood:
A positive exploration of the subjective experiences of adults who have experienced childhood emotional abuse.
: Stephanie Tucker
: Dr Jane Tobbell and Dr Andrea Gaynor
Before you decide to take part, it is important that you understand why the research is being done, what it will involve and what will happen to data you provide. Please take time to read the following information carefully and do not hesitate to ask if there is anything that is not clear or if you would like more information.
My name is Stephanie Tucker, I am a Doctoral Researcher in the School of Human and Health Sciences at the University of Huddersfield. I am currently writing a thesis on ‘childhood emotional abuse and its relationship with wellbeing in adulthood.’ I require individuals who have experience of Childhood Emotional Abuse to support and assist me in completing my research.
What is the study about?
The research will be focusing on the narrative experiences of anyone who self identifies as having experiences of emotional abuse in some way during their childhood. The research will aim to enhance the understanding of narratives by listening to their unique story and how these individuals navigate meaning throughout their lives. Consequently, this will assist in future research and improve understanding of long-term effects, coping strategies and adult wellbeing in people who have experienced childhood emotional abuse.
Who is the target audience?
My aim is to conduct interviews with 20 participants. The criteria are as follows:
• Any gender
• 21 or over
• Self-identify as having experienced Childhood Emotional Abuse
• Must not currently be under any clinical care or have been within the last two years
What will I need to do?
Once the consent form has been returned and you are happy to proceed, you will be contacted via email and asked to take part in a short activity at your leisure, in the form of a piece of writing or a river of life, which you can bring and use in the interview stage.
The next stage is where you and the researcher will set a convenient date, time, and location as well as preferred communicational method (Skype, Teams, or face to face) to proceed with an interview in a relaxed form. This could take anything from 30 mins to a couple of hours. The interview will be audio recorded. The researcher will then go away and listen to the audio recordings to make notes for an additional follow up interview where further questions can be asked around the interview in a semi structured format at a later stage.
You, the participant, are in control throughout the study. If at any stage you feel it is too challenging or distressing to continue, you can stop the process or take a break and come back to it at another convenient time.
Once the data has been collected, it will be analysed into transcripts. You will have the opportunity to clarify that you have been represented correctly and are happy with the interview transcripts.
Do I have to take part?
If you decide to participate, you will be asked to sign a consent form. A decision not to take part will not affect you in any way.
Who is conducting the research?
Myself, Stephanie Tucker, a Psychology PhD research student at the University of Huddersfield. I will be under the supervision of Dr Jane Tobbell and Dr Andrea Gaynor.
For any further questions regarding this study, who can I contact?
Stephanie Tucker – firstname.lastname@example.org
– PhD research student
Dr Jane Tobbell – email@example.com
– 1st Supervisor
Dr Andrea Gaynor – A.Gaynor@hud.ac.uk
– 2nd Supervisor
Address: Department of Psychology, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, HD1 3DH
Who will have access to the data?
The data will be confidential to the research team. Various people will view the study findings such as the researcher, the research supervisors and examiners. However, it is important to know that any personal information, detail and recordings will be dealt with in the most sensitive manner and remain anonymous at all stages, by replacing original names and places with alternative names.
What will happen to the data collected?
Personal data shared by participants in this study will be held confidentially by The University of Huddersfield in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018.
• The University is the Data Controller and is responsible for its secure management. The research team and transcribers are the data processors.
• No information provided will be shared in a way that would allow participants to be personally identified [except where legal obligations would necessitate disclosure by the researchers to appropriate personnel].
• The data will be securely stored for 10 years, unless particular funding bodies or regulators have longer or shorter retention periods. It will then be safely destroyed.
• Quotes used in any resulting book/article/report or other publication will be [anonymised or pseudonymised].
• Any audio recording made to aid accuracy, will be stored digitally by the University for the standard retention period of 10 years.
• No photos/videos will be taken.
• The data will not be transferred outside the European Union.
• The University of Huddersfield is the Data Controller. Complaints should be addressed to the University Solicitor (the Data Protection Officer). The University’s Data Protection Officer is responsible for managing the University’s Data Protection compliance as well as coordinating data protection requests from individuals. The Data Protection Officer can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
• Appeals can be made to the Information Commissioner’s Office if a participant is not satisfied with the response from the University.
Please also note that if at any point it becomes apparent that participants or anyone else is at risk of serious harm or they reveal a criminal offence for which they have not been convicted, further action will need to be taken to protect those at risk.
The project has obtained ethical approval from the relevant School Research Ethics Committee at the University of Huddersfield.
If you would like to take part, you can email me at email@example.com
I will then get in touch with you over the phone or virtually through Microsoft Teams or Skype to help me better understand if you would fit the criteria for the study. I would be extremely grateful if anyone could help support me with my research and appreciate the sensitivity of the topic.
I look forward to hearing from you,