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Am studying and looking for mums for my disseration research - help ;-)

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Ella33 Mon 11-Aug-08 23:41:21


I am a mum and am also currently a student. As part of my degree course I need to submit a research project. I am researching the experience of women who currently head up households alone. I am hoping to speak to about ten or fifteen women about their experiences and choices. If you are the main carer for at least one child of school age or younger, and you don’t live with a partner at the moment, then I would very much like to speak to you.

If you would be interested in participating in my study I would ensure the confidentiality of what you say during the interview. Although I will use what you say to write up my research, each participant will be given a different name to make sure your identity is protected. This is a completely independent study.

We can arrange to meet in a place and at a time that is convenient for you. I would hope to speak to you for about an hour as I do not wish to take up too much of your time. I am hoping to speak to people before the end of August if possible.

I would be very grateful for your time if you decide to participate in my research. If you are interested or would like to find out more please contact me here or by email at

If you know anyone else that may be interested in participating please do give them my email. I look forward to hearing from you.


hollyandnoah Mon 11-Aug-08 23:49:00


i have a 7 month old, dont know if that is too young?
Not sure where you are located but i would love to help!


Ella33 Mon 11-Aug-08 23:55:10


7 months not too young at all. I am based near Kingston, but happy to come to you or a park/ cafe near you. Email me and we can make a plan.

You have made my day! ;-)


SpandexIsMyEnemy Tue 12-Aug-08 08:58:07

I have a 2.5 YO. and will help if I can.

i'm on the south coast - so maybe better for phone/email possibly?

Ella33 Tue 12-Aug-08 10:17:25


thanks for your post, I think it should be possible to do something by phone/ email - that would be brilliant. Am going to think about which would best and will try and get back to you later today.

thank you so much,

gillybean2 Tue 12-Aug-08 11:35:22

Hi, I have a 9.5 ds. Would be willing to do something via email or phone perhaps. We are away the last week of August though so if you need it before then then you'll have to get in touch fairly quick for me!


hellsbells76 Tue 12-Aug-08 11:40:57

Hi - I have a 6 year old and a 2 year old, I live in Maidstone so not a million miles away but work FT so if you wanted to meet it'd have to be at weekends, or could do a phone/IM chat after about 8pm most evenings.

hollyandnoah Tue 12-Aug-08 12:26:32


I emailed you x

farrowandball Tue 12-Aug-08 12:28:59

hey - i have a 5year old dd. alone since she was ten months. happy to help. i'm in north london

ConstanceWearing Tue 12-Aug-08 13:19:49

I'm in Farnborough, Hants. I've got 6 DC's age 20 down to 9 years old.

Happy to help if I can. Phone call would be easier for me cos I'm always busy!! But whatever is best for you.

Ella33 Tue 12-Aug-08 15:24:05

Hi everyone

thank you all so much for your interest in helping with my research! I am really blown away by everyone's kind offer to participate. If you have emailed me I have probably just replied. If not and you would still be interested I am definitely up for doing phone interviews if that is easier.

farrowandball it would be great to do face to face interview as you are in London if you would be up for that.

Probably best to drop me a line by email - and we can take it from there.

Thanks again to everyone!

fransmom Tue 12-Aug-08 16:49:10

hi ella have emailed you xx

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