Understanding Credit Scores | University of Cambridge Research Project | Participants Required...
My name is Matthew Sparkes; I am a researcher from the University of Cambridge (research.sociology.cam.ac.uk/profile/dr-matthew-sparkes).
We are conducting a study to explore the way credit scores influence the lives of people who live in the UK.
Our study asks questions about people’s understanding and awareness of credit scores, how they influence the way people access credit and for what purposes, and whether people discuss these matters with family and friends.
This information will be used to inform policy, provide evidence for discussion in the media and provide a rich resource for social researchers and educators in our universities and colleges.
Your point of view is important to us – it helps to ensure that the study represents all types of people across the UK. In the project we want to get the views and experiences from people of different ages and backgrounds, and with different credit scores, to enable us to represent the diverse nature of the UK population.
Your participation is completely voluntary, but we hope you will be able to help us as we rely on the good will and voluntary co-operation of those who are approached to take part to make the study a success.
For more information about the project please refer to the project website (understandingcreditscores-cambridgeproject.co.uk). If you wish to discuss any matter or confirm your interest in taking part, please contact us via the following email address: [email protected].
If you are interested in taking part, I would contact you to arrange a convenient time and place for an interview that should last approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour and 30 minutes, depending on your circumstances. Follow-up interviews may take place six-months later if this fits into your arrangements.
Thank you for your time considering this request.
Dr Matthew Sparkes
University of Cambridge