Page 1: Privacy information

What is the research about? I am Phoebe Storrar and I’m an undergraduate Criminology student at the University of Bristol. I am undertaking a piece of research for my dissertation about young women’s experiences of the normalisation of sexual harassment and unwanted sexual attention in the night-time economy. I would like to invite you to take part in my study. 

 

Why have you been invited to take part? You have been invited to take part in this study because you are a female between the ages of 18- 25, which is an age group that identifies drinking and/or going out as one of their most important expenditures. While sexual harassment affects all genders, sexual harassment and unwanted sexual attention in the night time economy disproportionately affects women. Taking part in the study is completely voluntary. You do not have to take part.

What will happen if I take part? If you agree to take part in the study, you will be invited to complete an online survey, and/or a short virtual interview with me, which will be recorded using an audio recorder. The survey will take around 10-15 minutes and can be completed in your own time. You will be asked about your experiences with sexual harassment and unwanted sexual attention in the night-time economy, particularly about how ‘normal’ you perceive these types of encounters to be. 

What will happen to the information I provide? The information will be kept confidential unless someone is at risk of serious harm, then an appropriate authority will be informed. The information you provide will be anonymised (all identifying information will be changed) and stored securely in a password protected file only accessible to me on the University of Bristol server until my degree has been awarded. You have the right to withdraw your data at any time, however this may not be possible once the data has been anonymised. The information you provide through the survey will be stored securely in a password protected file only accessible to me on the University of Bristol server until my degree has been awarded. As the survey is collecting information anonymously, it will not be possible for you to withdraw the data you provide. The information provided will be used in my dissertation. With your permission, I may include anonymised quotes from the information you provide. There are a list of organisations on the final page that you can approach for support should you feel you want to.