Posted: Thu, 22/12/2016 - 17:16

At the end of October we sent out an email request to SiDE Pool members with email addresses.

We asked them to complete a survey regarding their motivations for taking part in research...

Interacting with the Moral Maze

Posted: Mon, 14/04/2014 - 10:01

The Moral Maze is a BBC Radio 4 programme in which controversial topics of the day are debated and discussed with the public able to get involved,  often through phoning in. However in recent years people are more likely to contribute using online message boards, which may act as a deterrent to older adults participating. There must be a whole population of people who might contribute if this was made easier.

More work has been happening around this project with the BBC

Rolando Medellin is researching what tools can we create to help older users less experienced in using online materials to get more engaged in the debates.

Addressing the barriers to inclusion in these debates was the topic of a focus group Rolando Medellin conducted in March. He is currently very interested in what topics make you want to interact with the news.

What makes you shout at the TV or the radio? Would you write a letter or phone up to join in a debate?

What sort of topic would you be willing to participate in? The recent activities in the Ukraine? Social Problems? Sports? Travel?

Get in touch if you are interested in feeding into this research.