USEPH

Understanding Social Engagement in Public Health

For participants

USEPH aims to understand the way people in social groups and movements tackling health issues think and talk about the complexities of engagement with their target audiences — both communities and policy-makers.


There are two groups of potential participants in the project. If you are considering becoming a study participant, please select the group that describes you best:

If you are not a participant but would like to be updated on study activities and findings, feel free to follow this blog or sign up for the study newsletter (very low traffic).


Participants taking part in social groups and movements

If you are a participant in the study, this means that you have given consent for your words to be quoted in the project outputs and you will have the opportunity to check that I have understood your words correctly and placed them in the proper context.

The scope of people who might be invited to participate could include members of the working group, steering committee or reference group, external partners and stakeholders, as well as paid staff and volunteers.

I have separately sought permission from the organisation delivering the project to observe its meetings and activities. This information sheet and the consent form provide you with the opportunity to make an informed decision about whether you want your words to be quoted in the project outputs.

So that we can update you on study publications and any changes to the ethics protocol, please sign up for the study newsletter (very low traffic).


Participants who are members of Facebook Groups

If you are a participant in the study, this means that you have given consent for your words to be quoted in the project outputs and you will have the opportunity to check that I have understood your words correctly and placed them in the proper context.

The scope of people who might be invited to participate is anyone who takes part in discussions within the social media community I am observing. For instance, this could include leaving comments or liking comments, posts, or images.

I have obtained permission from the ‘owners’ of the social media community – the people who created and administer the Facebook Group. This information sheet and the consent form provide you with the opportunity to make an informed decision about whether you want your words to be quoted in the project outputs.

So that we can update you on study publications and any changes to the ethics protocol, please sign up for the study newsletter (very low traffic).