you'll find answers to some frequently asked questions. If you can't
find the answer anywhere in this list please feel free to email
your question to us at email@example.com.
do you want to participate?
women and men 16 to 25 years old.
does the project involve?
be conducting an in-depth conversation with you. The interview will
take about an hour of your time. All your comments will remain entirely
confidential. No-one will know your name or your family name or
where you come from. We will not tell anyone what you tell us. However
if you are 16-18 we are required by law to tell someone if you tell
us you have been physically or sexually abused or neglected or that
there is a risk that they will be hurt in the future. We would also
have to tell someone if you said you might hurt yourself or someone
are the first stage of this project. If you just want to do an interview
and nothing more that is fine.
develop a pilot educational program for other young people based
on the input from your interviews. So your input will really help
other young people.
first run and then assess this educational program. Participants
will be followed-up after six months to see whether our new strategies
have been working.
should I live?
young women and men from certain specific areas of NSW.
Namely in Sydney's inner city (for example - Woolloomooloo, Elizabeth
Bay, Kings Cross, Surry Hills, Redfern, Ultimo, Pyrmont and the
Sydney CBD), Sydney's northern beaches and Penrith.
We'll be travelling to these areas to conduct interviews.
I do my interview by telephone?
to see you face-to-face, but if you'd prefer to use the phone that's
parents need to know?
If you're 16
or 17 years old you are legally still a minor, so we are legally
bound to seek your parent or caregiver’s permission. If you
are interested we have an information sheet for your parents that
explains the project and we'll ask you to get their signature on
a consent form.
I bring a friend or a partner with me?
That would be
fine if you feel okay about talking about these matters with them
but they would also need to agree to be part of the discussion and
sign a consent form and agree not to tell anyone what was said in
the interview. So that means they would have to be willing to be
part of the research too.
are you conducting this research?
We want to find
new ways of running education programs for young people to help
prevent sexual assault and violence.
this research different from studies already completed?
by asking YOU for your views about sex and relationships. We are
also including young men who are often left out of these discussions
and programs. So we want to hear from a range of young women and
men including same sex attracted young people about your feelings
and thoughts about sex and relationships. Your views will have a
direct impact on the education program we develop.
kind of questions will you ask me?
We want to hear
from you if you are in a relationship, been in one, had sex or thinking
about it. How are you working these things out? What is important
to you? We won’t ask you about what you actually do but want
to talk more about how you work out what you want, how you know
what your partner wants; for example. We want to hear about the
good things that have happened and if there have been difficult
ones how you handled this. What does having sex with someone mean
to you? What kinds of things do you think should be included in
will be the outcome of the research?
from your interview & others will have a direct impact on the
design of a new education package aimed at preventing sexual violence
amongst young people like yourselves. When the research is finished
we will produce information for young people on what we find and
also produce conference papers and journal articles.
will the interviews be scheduled?
We will be conducting
the Sydney city interviews during February, March, and April. We
will work out with you a convenient time.
will follow over April and May.
is NSW Rape Crisis Centre involved in this project? Do I have to
have been raped to be interviewed?
NSW Rape Crisis
provides counselling and support to victims of sexual violence and
has been doing so for 30 years. They are also very committed to
preventing sexual assault in all its forms and that is why they
are working with the University of Western Sydney on this project.
We want to hear
from young people about the positive and the difficult issues that
arise in sexual relationships. We see this as very important to
build into rape prevention education but we aren’t assuming
that you have experienced sexual assault yourself. However, if you
have we would still like to hear from you about your relationships.
do I do now?
If you would
like to be interviewed send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
telling us your name, how old you are and what suburb you live in.
If you would rather talk to someone ring Amanda Carmody the chief
researcher on 05 4736 5175 and leave a message and a phone number.
You can also call Aaron on 0418 553253 or text him and he’ll
ring you right back. Once we have talked with you, we will send
you an information sheet and consent form that you need to return
If you can't
find the answer to your questions anywhere in this list please feel
free to email your question to us at email@example.com.