Your Assistance is Required to Complete a Survey About Disability Discrimination in the Field of Employment
I am a PhD student at the Australian National University College of Law and I am undertaking research into the area of disability discrimination in the field of employment. I am seeking your assistance by completing a survey and optionally undertaking an interview about your experiences with disability discrimination in the area of employment.
My research is entitled: Can Australian disability anti-discrimination laws in the area of employment be made more effective through the creation of an enforcement body and more effective remedies?
I believe my research could prove beneficial to disabled people in Australia by uncovering current problems with the disability anti-discrimination system in Australia. Unlike much other research I want to involve the disabled and hear from the disabled themselves. Too often research is done about the disabled without actually involving them. I am blind myself and use a seeing eye dog and appreciate personally the issues involved. I really want to listen to your personal stories and learn from your experiences.
My research involves an online survey about your experiences with the disability anti-discrimination legal system and then also some in-depth interviews with some disabled people. If you undertake the survey you will be given the opportunity to provide your personal details to undertake an interview with me. The survey is completely anonymous though and an interview is completely optional. Your participation in the survey will really help my research.
If you have a disability, I am asking you to participate in the research and survey if you can spare a little of your time. I would like to get as many survey responses as possible as the larger the sample size, the more valid the findings will be.
I would also like to ask you to tell any of your friends and colleagues who have a disability about the survey research. Please send them to this page to learn more about the research and participating in the survey.
If you experience any difficulty completing the online survey due to your disability then please contact me to make arrangements to alternatively fill out the survey over the telephone, via email or via a printed copy and standard mail. You can also have someone complete the survey for you, according to your instructions.
A full information statement about the research is contained at the start of the survey and if you have any queries about the research or ethical approval then full contact details are provided there.
The ethical aspects of this research have been approved by the Australian National University Human Research Ethics Committee
I would very much appreciate it if you could undertake the survey and tell your friends and colleagues about the research. You can also register to receive a copy of the findings once you have completed the survey.
Many thanks for your assistance,