What is this about?
If you are the child of an RC priest, I would like to invite you to take part in a research study. Before you take part in this study you need to understand why the research is being done and what it would involve for you. Please take time to read the following information carefully.
What is the purpose of the study?
This research will focus on the children of Roman Catholic priests (CORCPs) (though of course you may no longer be a child). I will study your use of social media post-2014. My aim is to investigate links between CORCP’s use of social media and any emerging group identity. I would like to assess whether there are differences in individual and collective identities between those who do and do not use social media. I would also like to see how the experiences of CORCP fit in with our current knowledge of organized religion, feminist discussions of silencing and oppression, identity formation among vulnerable groups and the impact of social media.
Clicking on the link will take you through to a survey, which will take up to five minutes to complete. There is an option on the form to agree to a longer interview, which could be conducted using Skype, or in person, and will take up to an hour. All information from the survey and interview will be completely anonymised.
This is research being carried out in partial completion of the requirements for a PhD at the Open University. All information which is collected about you during the course of the research will be kept in accordance with the Data Protection Act. Personal details will be completely de-identified.
Should you have any further questions about this study please don’t hesitate to contact me.
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