The Growing Up in Ireland (GUI) Study Team and DCEDIY would like input from Young Voices aged 24-26 to inform and plan the upcoming GUI research. This consultation is being organised to help inform the next wave of the GUI study which plans to collect information from participants when they are 25 years old.
GUI is a very important Government funded longitudinal study that supports and informs policy and service development across a wide range of areas that impact the lives of children and young people.
As GUI is a longitudinal study, it collects information from the same individuals about their lives over time. Information has already been collected from these GUI participants when they were 9 years old, 13, 17 and 20. The main areas covered by the study are:
4-6 participants per focus group
Free of charge
Tuesday 25th May 5-6pm
The topics included within each of the main areas covered by the study change to some extent every time information is collected by the study, as individuals grow older and what matters in their lives changes.
The aim of this focus group is to get some feedback from young adults on research procedures and the topics that should be considered for inclusion in the next survey.
Key themes in relation to procedures would be:
In terms of topics, we would like to invite suggestions for new topics as well as discussing ways in which to approach issues being considered such as:
The focus groups will not be asking about your own personal experience of any of these topics. Instead, they will be exploring how the researchers would ask young adults generally about these topics or what new topics should be considered. An audio recording of the focus groups will be made so that the researchers can make notes for later analysis. These notes will not keep a record of your names with your opinions.
Deadline for registration: 24th May – the consent form you will receive by email after registering must also be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 24th May 2021.
A Thank You: Participants in the focus group will receive a €50 One4All token.
Consent and Confidentiality: Participants must fill out a consent form that will be sent after registration and return by the 24th May.
Everything said at the focus groups will be treated as strictly confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside the immediate group of researchers in a way which could be associated with you. The notes of the focus group discussion will not contain your names.
The only exception to this would be if the researchers observe or are told something which might suggest that you, another young adult or child is possibly at risk or in danger. In such circumstances the researchers would have to tell someone who could help.