‘Stories from the Streets’: COVID-19 and communal social experiences
What is the research about?
Thank you for considering completing our survey. As part of the FESTSPACE research project (
), led by University of the West of Scotland, with partners in London, Dublin, Barcelona and Gothenburg, we are interested in finding out more about the informal, spontaneous, amateur festivities or social experiences that have emerged since much of the world entered lockdown in March 2020 in the neighbourhoods and communities of Glasgow and surrounding areas. Has your street hosted performances from local musicians? Has your local area decorated windows or houses to make those regular walks more interesting and enjoyable? Who has initiated and organised these experiences and who has taken part? Are these experiences continuing as lockdown measures ease?
The research has been approved by the University’s Ethics Committee. The project is led by Professor David McGillivray, University of the West of Scotland. If you have any queries please email Prof McGillivray at
What am I be asked to do?
You are being asked to complete a survey that should take no more than 10 minutes to fill in. Your data will be treated as confidential and no one will be identifiable in any results published as part of the project. You can contribute via visual and textual means (e.g. photographs, short video or text description). We are also asking if you would be willing to participate being interviewed about the experiences organised in your neighbourhoods. If so, we ask you to provide your contact details at the end of the survey. This is entirely voluntary and you can decline to provide this information.
Who can take part in the study?
Any adult living over 18 years.
What if I change my mind about my participation?
You have the right to decline to answer any questions and to change your mind about participating at any time. Any contact details you provide will be kept separate from data. You can contact the lead researcher if you want to withdraw your responses.
What happens to the data I provide?
The research has been approved by University of the West of Scotland's School of Business and Creative Industries Ethics Committee. Data will be securely stored and managed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 and the Data Protection Act 2018. Personal identifying details provided will be stored on a password protected online system, only accessible by the lead researcher, and treated in the strictest confidence. Any personal identifying details you provide will be separated from the data. Anonymised data will be analysed and written up for report by academic researchers at University of the West of Scotland.
If you have any questions or comments about the research, please do not hesitate to contact the lead researcher or the Chair of the School of Business and Creative Industries Ethics Committee:
Professor David McGillivray (Lead Researcher):
Dr Daniel Turner (Chair of School of Business and Creative Industries Ethics Committee:
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