An Outlook Mid2 on life

Frequently Asked Questions

What is this study about?

You will be asked to take part in an interview that will last about 30-40 minutes. Questions will cover topics such as e-mail management strategies; devices used to access e-mail; physical location in which e-mail is accessed; the concept of e-mail overload; and the role of e-mail in work-life balance. You may be asked to show how your inbox is organised during the interview (or send a screenshot of it), but only if you are comfortable to do so. For this reason it could be useful to bring along any devices you use to access e-mails. The interview will be audio-recorded and notes will be taken, but all data will be anonymised.

Can I take part in this study?

If I am selected but change my mind, do I have to take part anyway?

When and where will the interview take place?

What are the possible disadvantages and risks of taking part?

What's in it for me?

Will my taking part in the study be kept confidential?

What will happen to the results of the research study?

Who is organising and funding the research?