Invitation to participate in a research study interview

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Invitation to participate in a research study interview



Macquarie University and Cancer Council NSW are conducting a study on personality and the impacts of your decisions to participate (or not) in discussions in the Cancer Council Online Community.


The purpose of the interviews is to understand what impacts your decision to post or not to post in the Online Community forums.


The study is being conducted to meet the requirements for the degree of Master of Research under the supervision of Dr. Yvette Blount, Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance, Faculty of Business and Economics.


If you decide to participate, you will be asked to answer questions related to your personality. The interview is anticipated to take between 30-45 minutes. If you agree, we will audio record the interview.


Participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a member or user of the Cancer Council Online Community.
  • Have been diagnosed with cancer, have survived your cancer experience or are a carer, family member or friend of someone with cancer.
  • Be over 18 years old.
  • Willing to volunteer approximately 30-45 minutes of your time to answer various questions.

Any information or personal details gathered in the course of the study are confidential, except as required by law. No individual will be identified in any publication of the results. All data collected will be held on Macquarie University’s secured servers. Codes and identifiers will be used when reporting findings and results to protect the confidentiality of participants. The data will be only accessed by the supervisor and the student. A summary of the results of the data can be made available to you on request, this can be shared via email or hard copies sent via postal mail.


Participation in this study is entirely voluntary: you are not obliged to participate and if you decide to participate, you are free to withdraw at any time without having to give a reason and without consequence.


We have had a great response and therefore no longer accepting new particpants - thank you everyone!!

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Re: Invitation to participate in a research study interview

I would be glad to participate. 

Do I need to email?


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Re: Invitation to participate in a research study interview

Hi @JamesB


Yes, just send an email to Basma.


You can reach her on:




Cancer Council Online Community Manager

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