Are you a Muslim sportswoman (18-35 years old) active on social media? Do you know anybody who is? If you or anyone that you know are interested, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brief Outline of the Research Project:
In this project I am seeking to understand how Muslim sportswomen use social media for a wide array of purposes, which may include communicating with your sporting fans and peers, families, local communities, self-promotion and marketing, and/or political purposes. As a doctoral student at the University of Waikato, and a Muslim sportswoman who is active in social media, I am particularly interested to hear your experiences of how and why you use social media, and some of the issues you take into consideration in doing so.
To understand the diversity of Muslim sportswomen’s uses of social network sites (i.e. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook), I am inviting Muslim sportswomen across an array of different sports and from different countries. I would like to invite you to participate in this study in two key ways: 1) allow me to follow your social media accounts for the purposes of this project, and 2) an interview in which we will discuss how/why you use social media, and a short activity before our interview in which you draw/illustrate/map out your use of social media. The interview would be at a time and in a setting (i.e., Skype, Google Hangouts, phone, or in person) of your choosing (expect where I am unable to travel to you, we will be limited to a digital or phone interview). If possible, it would be preferable if we conduct the interview in English, but if you prefer another language we can discuss our options further. The interview is expected to last no more than an hour and half, but may take more (or less) time depending on the willingness of each participant. Questions will focus on your experiences of how you use social network sites. You may be asked to answer some follow-up questions post-interview, these can be asked and answered via email or phone. I know that for many women the opportunity to contribute to the knowledge on Muslim women’s experiences with sports and your use of social network sites is exciting, so I invite you to pass my information and contact details onto friends/family/colleagues for potential interviewing.