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Paid Driving Technology Research Participants Required

Discussion in 'Leeds Classified Ads' started by Daniel, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Daniel

    Daniel New Member

    Hi all,

    I am a research intern at the Institute for Transport Studies of the University of Leeds conducting a study aiming to evaluate the interaction of non-users of technology with driver assistance systems.

    In order to complete the study, we require participants who fit the following criteria:

    • Aged 18-35.
    • Regular drivers.
    • Non-users of any form of in-car technology e.g. SatNav

    Volunteers will be interviewed while trying out a desktop simulation of a system providing information to the driver. Sessions will take place at the volunteer's convenience at the University of Leeds and should last no longer than one hour.

    Participants will be paid £20.

    If anyone is interested in volunteering or knows somebody who fits the criteria and who may be interested in taking part, please contact me via a personal message, at d.j.gillett@leeds.ac.uk or on 0113 343 1792.


    Last edited: Feb 7, 2012
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  3. harrygarner

    harrygarner Member

    Why the age restriction ?
  4. Daniel

    Daniel New Member


    The reason for the age restriction is that there is very little literature discussing technology acceptance/adoption by digitally excluded young adults, and this is something that we hope to shed more light on.

  5. Erin

    Erin New Member

    Surely anyone on here will be internet users though.
  6. Daniel

    Daniel New Member

    Hi Erin,

    Indeed, whilst forum members almost certainly will not fit the criteria, the post was largely to enquire as to whether any members might know of others who fit the criteria and may be interested in taking part, hence the final paragraph.

    Thanks, Daniel
  7. harrygarner

    harrygarner Member

    So as i see it you are looking to recruit people who are basically slow learners, and obseve them using sat navs/driving simulators recording their experiences, etc whos the funding source for this programme
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2012
  8. Geordie exile

    Geordie exile New Member

    Hmmm. Young people who drive but don't have a smart phone or use a computer.

    While you're at it Lord Lucan is still at large.

  9. harrygarner

    harrygarner Member

    It would seem daniels not talking
  10. Daniel

    Daniel New Member

    Hi Harry,

    Sorry that I couldn't respond to you sooner; I've been away for the weekend.

    There is no emphasis whatsoever on recruiting "slow leaners", simply any 18-35 driver who does not use technology. We hope to shed some light on how new technologies might become more accessible to those who do not have experience using them, with a view to ensuring that this group are able to take full advantage of technological benefits in society, such as finding/applying for jobs online etc.

    The study is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council as part of the BRIDGE project, which stands for Building Relationships with the 'Invisible' in the Digital Global Economy.
  11. harrygarner

    harrygarner Member

    thankyou for the response im assuming the "invisibles" are your participants ,
  12. Derc

    Derc New Member

    So you find the lowest level of tech users, to come up with a new tech aid device, that even they can use ?
  13. Daniel

    Daniel New Member

    Yes Harry, that is the case.

    In response to Derc: We won't be be working on any specific device for non-tech users, rather our findings will hopefully be taken on board by tech manufacturers to make their products more accessible.
  14. Daniel

    Daniel New Member

    Hi all,

    We are now accepting those that may use technology, but who do not use any driver aids, e.g. Satnav/ Cruise Control.

    We're interested in finding out your opinins of the system; there are no right or wrong answers. If you feel as if you might like to take part then please find my details in the original post.


  15. Croggy

    Croggy Cereal Forumer Staff Member

    Is there still an age limit?
  16. Daniel

    Daniel New Member

    Hi Croggy,

    The age limit still stands, but we are willing to allow for ages slightly over the top end limit.

  17. Xisgil

    Xisgil New Member

    I can see your point Daniel. It will surely help them reach their consumers in the future.

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