Dear London QS'er,
My name is Ana Viseu, and I am Associate Professor at Universidade Europeia, Lisbon, Portugal. As I explained in my presentation to the group on 22/09/14, I am doing a study of the ‘QS’ grass-roots movement, with a focus on the London meetup. The goal of this project is to understand the practices of QS'ers so as to get a sense of how QS is transforming how we think about ourselves and our bodies.
I am now recruiting subjects to participate in a 1 hour (one time only) interview. In this interview I will ask you about your tracking practices – why you do it, when, how, for what, - the knowledge you’ve gained, and your outlook on QS’ future and potential. I am not interested in making normative assessments or value judgments of those individuals who self-quantify.
Newcomer, old timer, developer or user, everyone is welcome! By participating you will contribute to a better understanding of what QS is all about, and of how science and technology help create particular modes of representing and being a body/person.
The interview can be conducted face-to-face or over the phone according to your availability and preference. The interview will be scheduled at your convenience, and will either be recorded or I will take notes, according to your preference.
Participation in this study is voluntary and you can withdraw at any time. Confidentiality is assured to all participants, and you will be identified only with a generic description. The information collected in this interview will be used as data to be worked into scientific articles.
You can check out the video of the presentation I gave at QS London on Sept. 22, 2014.
To participate or ask me a question, just drop me a line.
If you know someone who would like to participate you can download a recruitment info document.