Thank you for taking part.

What is the purpose of the research?
  • The research is to add to knowledge on how gay men perceive ageing and growing older.
  • To understand your experience of an ageing future and your relationship with the gay community.
  • This study is being taken as part of my undergraduate dissertation, at Goldsmiths University. I study Media and Sociology.
 
Why have I been invited to participate?
  • You fit my sample group of a gay man.
 
What will happen if I do take part?
  • You will complete a short questionnaire, I will use this to select a smaller sample based on the information provided.
  • If you agree to be interviewed through the questionnaire, I request you leave contact details for me to make further correspondence with you.
  • I will be in contact upon you completing the questionnaire, if you fit the criteria and are willing to be interviewed.
  • There is no set length of interview, but I expect it will around an hour, or more if you have more to say.
  • The interview will be voice recorded, the recording will be deleted once the project is completed.
  • All data collected will be treated as confidential and you as a participant will remain anonymous throughout my project.
  • In the research write up, pseudonyms (a fictitious name) will be used for places and names.
 
What are the benefits of taking part?
  • There are no direct benefits to taking part. However, the research will contribute to literature and knowledge of gay men’s ageing perspective and interaction with the gay community.
 
CONSENT
  • This research is being undertaken for the purposes of an undergraduate dissertation
  • The research will be conducted by James Jefferson
  • All data will be treated as personal under the 1998 Data Protection Act, and will be stored securely.
If you experience any problems with the questionnaire, please contact jjeff010@gold.ac.uk 

By selecting 'OK' you have granted consent to taking part in this survey.

* 2. What is your age?

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* 3. Do you consider yourself to be:

* 4. Do you think the gay community would classify you the same?

* 5. Is your age, the same age you feel?

* 6. Is your age something you think about a lot?

* 8. When does your age matter most to you? (select all that apply)

* 9. How do you feel about getting older?

* 10. Would you like to take part in an interview, to further help this study?  If so, please leave contact details for further correspondence. 

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