< December 2017

UEA Research project - opportunity to take part

Researchers on a project titled British [Muslim] Values, run out of the University of East Anglia (UEA) are looking for participants in research they are undertaking.

The project seeks to explore what ‘British Values’ means to Muslims across Eastern England, and how different Muslims feel when they hear this phrase used by the media, politicians and others. The researchers are looking for community groups and providers who may be interested in participating in the project. Individuals do not need to be religious at all, or can belong to any faith. They hope to run all the focus groups before Christmas. 

On the project so far they have been working with local film-makers who have made short, personal, films on these topics. They are now running a series of focus groups across the region where they will be discussing these questions with Muslim and non-Muslim communities, and showing a couple of clips from these films. The conversations will be recorded, anonymised and used to inform outputs including academic papers and reports for policymakers.

If you, or anyone you know is interested in taking part in one of these groups, the researchers would be very keen to hear from you. Participants will be compensated for their time with a £10 supermarket voucher, and the groups will last approximately 60-90 minutes. They are able to hold groups at UEA, or to travel to somewhere convenient for you.

The project has full ethical clearance from the University of East Anglia, and is not connected to any political programme, party or office.

There is lots more information on the project website, including a trailer for one of the films made by the filmmakers, titled Alif. Lam. Mim: https://britishmuslimvalues.wordpress.com/2017/10/10/alif-lam-mim-trailer/


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