I am a postdoctoral researcher, jointly affiliated with the University of California, Berkeley and the University of British Columbia. I am writing to invite you to participate in a research project entitled “The Integration of Second Generation Racialized Minorities in the United States and Canada,” which is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada) Postdoctoral Fellowship.
This study examines the educational, work and lived experiences of racialized minority immigrant descendants in North American societies, with a particular focus on the factors that affect their integration process. As part of the study, you will be asked to fill up an online survey questionnaire. The link is in the below this invitation. If you agree, after the suvey, you may be chosen to participate in a 1-1.5 hour individual interview (face-to-face, or skype or telephone) with me at UBC. This study will provide you with the opportunity to share your educational and lived experiences as a descendent of immigrants. The findings of the study may benefit immigrant communities by suggesting policy and social change, and improving services and support.
Participation in this study is completely voluntary. You can also withdraw from participation in the project at any time. The data collected in this study will be kept confidential and participants and identities will not be used for any presentations or publications. Researchers have employed several mechanisms to ensure your confidentiality.
Participants who only complete the online survey questionnaire will be entered in a drawing to win one of (20) $10 Amazon gift card. Participants who complete the survey and also complete a follow-up individual interview will receive a $25 Amazon gift card.
If you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and copy to my research assistant Yinan Zheng at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call me at 510-850-9972. Thank you so much for considering participating in the study, and I hope to hear from you soon.
Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WPGNLX6
Dan Cui (PhD)
SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow