March 2, 2016 by Kate Bowles
One of the ways to learn about how research is conducted, is by volunteering to contribute to a research project.
There’s a project currently being promoted by the University of Sydney, that’s looking into the experiences of young people (aged 12-24) in accessing medical services.
If you’re early in your own research design journey, this is a chance to take a look at the kinds of information given to research participants before they complete a survey. Click on this link to learn more about the NSW Youth Health Access Survey, and while you’re there, scroll all the way down to the bottom to read the two participant information sheets and the details of the research team.
Small undergraduate student projects won’t be at this scale, but it’s a really good way to see how fully funded team research projects work.
And if you’re in NSW and aged 12-24, why not contribute 20 minutes of your time and complete the survey? Remember to take notes about how the survey questions came across to you.