Edit: I’ve now recruited all my participants. Thanks to everyone who’s helped me out by spreading the word and signing up. Much love from a stressed out behavioural researcher.
How would you like to film yourself for 2 weeks and be paid £50 for it?
As part of my MSc (in Human-Computer Interaction at UCL, for those who may not know), I’m doing a research project investigating how people manage multiple user accounts and multifaceted identities online. I’m focussing specifically on public services, i.e. eGovernment, and I’ll be doing a video diary study over 2 weeks for which I need participants.
To qualify, participants must:
- Have user accounts with at least 2 different public/government-based services* and login to them on more than one occasion over a 2-week period. These are essentially any accounts for services that are not social networking, online shopping, or media/entertainment.
- Be available to meet me in the London area for 20-40-minute interviews on 3 (or 2) occasions over a 2-week period
- Be willing to be equipped with a small video recorder and report your experience every time you login to one of your public service user accounts over the 2-week period
- Complete this 5-minute survey first: http://survey-isrg.cs.ucl.ac.uk/index.php?sid=58533&lang=en
The study pays £50. Additionally, any travel expenses will be covered. The study should take roughly 4 hours +/- of your time.
If you have any questions, drop me an email at email@example.com or comment here. Any help is much appreciated and please spread the word!
- Your (public) university user accounts: e.g. library services, Moodle, It’s Learning, Portico
- Academia/research-related services: e.g. Wellcome Trust: wellcome.ac.uk
- Library services
- NHS: nhs.co.uk
- Jobcentre Plus: jobseekers.direct.gov.uk
- Student Finance: studentfinance.direct.gov.uk
- Transport for London, e.g.:
- Barclays Cycle Hire: web.barclayscyclehire.tfl.gov.uk
- Congestion Charging: congestioncharging.tfl.gov.uk
- Oyster Online: oyster.tfl.gov.uk
- Low Emission Zone: lowemissionzone.tfl.gov.uk
- Carbon Calculator: carboncalculator.direct.gov.uk
- National Rail: nationalrail.co.uk
- Royal Mail: royalmail.com/personal
- Home Office UK Border Agency: homeoffice.gov.uk Government Gateway (for e.g. DVLA, DWP): gateway.gov.uk
- HM Revenue & Customs (for e.g. Self Assessment, Tax Return, Pension): directgov-online.hmrc.gov.uk Y
- Your local authorities (for e.g. Council Tax, Parking): e.g. london.gov.uk, cityoflondon.gov.uk, camden.gov.uk, rbkc.gov.uk, islington.gov.uk, etc.