Call for research participants: being single in Britain today

Forwarded call for participants. Please forward on to your networks and contact Eleanor (details below) for further information.

Call for research participants: Single spaces: Single-life in Contemporary Britain

We are conducting a large-scale, British Academy-funded research project into single-life in contemporary Britain. The research will provide an overview of what it’s like to be single in Britain today and the findings will add an important dimension to understanding the changing patterns of intimate life in contemporary society. The research has two stages:

1.  The first stage is an online questionnaire: this is open to everyone who is single, lives in Britain, and is aged 18 or over. The questionnaire should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.
2.  The second stage consists of individual interviews with a sample of single people: this is currently only open to single people who are 35 or over and who do not have children. At least half of these interviews will be conducted with people who identify as LGBTQIA (as minoritized sexualities are still frequently under-represented in social science research)

Please note, we don’t want to rigidly define what the label ‘single’ means, as being single means different things to different people, so we leave it up to you to define this term.

Please visit the website above for further information about the project, and for links to help you share the project via Twitter and Facebook.
Many thanks,

Dr Eleanor Wilkinson
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow
School of Geography
University of Leeds

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