Please note that The Language Centre is not involved in this research project. Any queries regarding this project shall be sent to the organiser directly.
Paid Research Opportunity on Chinese and Malaysian Students
My name is Philip Howlett or simply Pip, as my friends call me. I am a PhD student in psychology at Queen’s. My research focuses on friendship, culture, and emotion recognition. I am currently conducting a study looking at the similarities and differences in friendship styles between international students from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Malaysia, and home students from the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Friendship is an important part of our everyday lives and yet, we all have different preferences and experiences when it comes to our friends. This is especially true and makes great importance when we consider the difference in friendship styles across cultures so that we be aware of potential misunderstandings and therefore bring more people together from all over the world.
Invitation to participate in my research
I am looking to recruit 60 international students to come into the David Keir Building for a 40-minute session where participants will answer some questionnaires and take part in an eye-tracking task. This is a great opportunity for students to contribute to funded research at Queen’s. All participants will receive £5 immediately after the session. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to enter a prize draw for a £20 Amazon voucher.
To participate, you must meet ALL of the following criteria:
- Aged 18 – 35
- Originally from one of the following areas: mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan or Malaysia
- Have lived in Northern Ireland for at least 6 months
- Have not previously taken part in this study in February-May 2022.
Check for slots
If you are interested in taking part, please click here sign up to the study. If there are no slots available that suit you, please email me (phowlett01[at]qub.ac.uk) to express interest as there may be a chance for me to add more.
Looking forward to your participation!