Participant Recruitment – Working Lives of Women Veterans

Participant Recruitment – Working Lives of Women Veterans

August, 2021

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Doctoral researcher Andreana Glendinning is recruiting participants for her research into the working lives of women veterans. 

“I am a doctoral researcher in the Institute of Employment Research (IER) at the University of Warwick and I am a veteran of the Royal Navy.  My PhD topic is the longer-term working lives of UK Armed Forces Women Veterans. This research is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the data generated will form the basis of my PhD thesis.  This research has received ethical approval from IER on behalf of the Humanities and Social Sciences Research Ethics Committee at the University of Warwick.

Ethical Approval

Participant Information Sheet

I am inviting women veterans who served in the Royal Navy, Army or Royal Air Force to take part in the study which will explore their experiences during transition from military to civilian life and their work life experiences since leaving the UK Armed Forces. I am also interested in hearing from those who have not entered paid work on leaving the Service.

WHAT IS THE RESEARCH ABOUT?

I am interested in finding out how women veterans make decisions regarding their work life, what their experiences of transition from military to civilian life were, their experiences of work in civilian life and how they measure success in the civilian world.

WHAT DOES BEING PART OF THE RESEARCH INVOLVE?

Interested women veterans are asked to complete a brief online survey to establish if they meet the criteria to be included in the study.

Those who meet the inclusion criteria for the study will be invited to an interview lasting approximately one hour via an online platform.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO AN INDIVIDUAL’S DATA IF THEY TAKE PART IN THE STUDY?

All participants will be assigned a pseudonym and data will be stored securely.  Only anonymized data will be reported in my thesis and, potentially in further academic publications.

WHY SHOULD PEOPLE TAKE PART?

Participants will contribute to a better understanding of the experiences of UK Armed Forces women veterans during transition and in the civilian world of work.

I would be grateful if you could advertise my research in your publications, social media, and any other means you have of contacting your members and subscribers, encouraging interested parties to respond to me.  I have attached a poster which can be sent out or posted on social media with links to the Survey, my email address and further information on the study.

Should you require evidence of my ethical approval please let me know and I will forward the information to you.”

If you would like more information about the research, or you have any questions please contact Andreana: andreana.glendinning@warwick.ac.uk