Participation request || Thesis survey – “Let’s Talk Emotions: Re-envisioning the Writing Center through Consultant Emotional Labor.”

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Dear Participant,

I am a student East Carolina University in the English department.  I am asking you to take part in my research study for my thesis entitled, “Let’s Talk Emotions: Re-envisioning the Writing Center through Consultant Emotional Labor.”

The purpose of this research is to discover the ways in which consultants’ emotional labor take part in a writing center. By doing this research, I hope to learn: “1. During a writing center session, what emotional labor does a consultant engage in? 2. How does a consultant talk about their emotional labor within writing center sessions?” Please remember, your participation in this study is voluntary.

 You are being invited to take part in this research because you are currently part of the writing center community either as a director or a consultant. The amount of time it will take you to complete this study is maximum of 30 minutes to answer all survey questions as well as any additional time for interviews should you volunteer to take part in that portion of the study.  You are being asked to fill out a survey asking questions about your experiences in writing centers. If you chose to take part in the interview portion of the study, our conversation will be audio recorded. Because this research is overseen by the ECU Institutional Review Board, some of its members or staff may need to review my research data.  However, the information you provide will not be linked to you in any way.  Your identity will be evident to those individuals who see this information.  However, I will take precautions to ensure that anyone not authorized to see your identity will not be given access.

If you have questions about your rights as someone taking part in research, you may call the UMCIRB Office at phone number 252-744-2914 (days, 8:00 am-5:00 pm).  If you would like to report a complaint or concern about this research study, you may call the Director of UMCIRB Office, at 252-744-1971

You do not have to take part in this research, and you can stop at any time as well as leave any questions blank which you do not feel comfortable answering. If you decide you are willing to take part in this study, press next to complete the survey.

Thank you for taking the time to participate in my research.


Christina Rowell

Principal Investigator

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