You could begin by completing our online questionnaire, which has been designed to provide crucial information on people’s initial thoughts about relationships and what enables couples to stay together. Some of the questions asked will be of the sort usually included on most Equal Opportunities forms, covering topics such as information about your ethic identity, age, gender, marital status, income level, number of dependent relatives and so on. This will enable us to see if certain opinions on relationships can be matched to different age groups, men and women, or people’s domestic circumstances for example. This information is anonymous and will be kept in the strictest confidence.
If you also want to take part you in the in-depth study then you should contact the research team.
Once you have indicated that you want to take part in the in-depth study, someone will make contact by either email or phone call. One of the researchers will then talk through the project. She will make a time to come and visit you, together, at home, at a time that is convenient to both of you. During this first visit the researcher will fully introduce herself and give you detailed information about the project. She will then read through a consent form with you and ask each of you to sign this. It’s then a matter of fixing up a schedule which works for you and arranging dates when the research interviews can take place.