Thank you for doing a bit of performance with me and/or contributing to my practice-as-research project. I realise that it may not have resembled any performance you have experienced before, but I have to call it something..!
This information is to tell you more about the nature and purpose of the project, and your involvement in it. The information is structured around questions you may have. I hope that you enjoyed the performance and will enjoy being a part of the project.
What is this research about?
I am exploring the potential for playful outdoor performances that move from place to place to allow people to experience and interact with those places differently. I am also investigating people’s responses to these opportunities for playful behaviour and whether these give rise to a sense of wellbeing.
Why are you doing it?
The research is part of my PhD in Performance at the University of Kent.
What is my involvement?
I need to know how you responded to the performance so please spare a couple of minutes to fill in a short feedback questionnaire by following these links:
The feedback results are very important for my analysis and development of the projects so please do fill in the questionnaire; it won’t take long.
If you saw me out and about then, chances are, I probably had a GoPro camera on at some point. I will be editing the footage and you may well make the cut! This footage is important as it will allow me to keep a record of what we got up to, develop the research, present my findings to a small research audience, and will also be seen by my examiners. It will be posted here so you can experience the performance again from a different perspective, show family and friends the kinds of things you got up to, and maybe see yourself on camera!
If you do not consent to your image being included in the video(s), please let me know by email – firstname.lastname@example.org
How will my data be stored?
All data (including footage) will be stored under password protection on my personal digital devices and backed up on a dedicated external hard drive kept in my personal possession. It will not be transferred unless absolutely necessary and only I will have access to it.
Any feedback you give that is used in the research results will be anonymised so that you cannot be identified. (Any footage used cannot be completely anonymised).
Any data (including footage) that is not used in the research results and documentation will be deleted at the end of the research period in 2017-2018.
How can I keep informed about the project?
If you would like information about future performances and projects, please send an email with “Mailing List” in the subject header to email@example.com and I will add you to the list.
Keep checking the website for updates, posts, and info on all things Ludicrous!
I will post a summary of the research in the blog section of the website at the end of my PhD.
What if I have a question, a complaint, or wish to withdraw? If you have a question about this specific research, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, you can write to me at:
c/o School of Arts
University of Kent
Or phone 01227 764000 and leave your name and number so that I can get back to you.
If you have a question about your rights as a participant or a complaint, please email me at email@example.com in the first instance. If I am unable to deal with your question or complaint satisfactorily, you may email my supervisor, Professor Nicola Shaughnessy, at N.Shaughnessy@kent.ac.uk
You may withdraw your consent at any time simply by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please put “Withdraw” in the subject header and provide details of who you are and when you participated so that I can remove your data.
Robbie Wilson (Principal Investigator)
N.B.: This project has been approved by the University of Kent Humanities Research Ethics Advisory Group and I possess an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (i.e. a DBS background check, formerly known as a CRB).