Earlier this spring, I was interviewed for a research project on cross cultural challenges with host families and au pairs. The researchers recently wrote to tell me they’ are having a difficult time getting the number of interviewees that they need, and they asked if I could share this request on AuPairMom:
“We are two researchers (Yea-Wen Chen, Ohio University; Elizabeth Dickinson, UNC-Chapel hill) who seek families who have had au pairs and international au pairs to interview about their experience with culture and communication as au pairs in the United States.
The interview can be by phone or face to face (if you are in the Chapel Hill, NC or the Athens, OH areas). We’ll schedule an hour of time, but we can do more or less depending on how much you feel comfortable sharing. We’d ask you to agree to a consent form, and the interview would be audio taped with your consent.
If you’d like to participate in this study, please contact us at:
Yea-Wen Chen: firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-730-1453
Elizabeth Dickinson: email@example.com or 805-506-0090.
Thank you so much for considering, and we look forward to hearing from you.”
Personally (and not just because I’m a researcher myself) I love participating in interviews like this one — I never know what I really think until I hear what I say, so there’s always something that I learn just by sharing my opinions! Please consider connecting with Yea-Wen and Elizabeth to share your stories.