Please find the link to the video which explains the process if you have had the questionnaire directly emailed to you. We have also provided the text transcript of the video for accessibility purposes.
Pupil guide – transcript for Plymouth video
Welcome to the pupil guide to taking part in the Myriad project for 2021. My name is Lucy and I am a researcher from the University of Oxford.
You might remember we have visited your school a few times before do some research with you, the last time was just over a year ago. Today is going to be slightly different as we are running the session remotely. This video will show you how to log in and answer your questions online.
As you know, our project is called MYRIAD, which stands for My Resilience in Adolescence.
Resilience is about learning to deal with any challenges. We are looking at resilience in adolescence, which means anyone aged between 10 and 20.
In today’s session we are going to be asking you to complete more questions on your computers, just like when we saw you last time, so these are questions about how you have felt recently, how you have interacted with others, different behaviours and some extra questions. We are doing this with some classes of pupils your age in schools all across the UK and we really value all of the answers we are gathering from all of you.
All of your answers will be completely confidential. This means that all of your answers are private, and no one will be looking at how you as an individual have answered the questions. We will do this by giving each of you your own unique links – this will keep your information private.
Because all of your answers are confidential, this means you need privacy in today’s session. If you’re taking part at school you will need to be in exam conditions. This means answering on your own and in silence, not looking at anyone else’s screens. However, this doesn’t mean it is a test – there are no right or wrong answers.
If you are taking part at home, try to find a quiet space where other people can’t see your screen.
We want you to be honest with your answers and to take the questions seriously because this research will hopefully help lots of people your age in future.
It is best when completing these questionnaires to go with your first instincts. So if you are unsure, we would suggest that you go with the answer you thought of first, and then move onto the next question.
Because your answers are kept private, we will not know which answers you give. So no matter what you answer, we will not contact you, even if your answers suggest that you are having a problem.
This is why it is really important that if you need to speak to someone, you talk to someone at school. Everyone will have access to a Pupil Support Sheet via the MYRIAD website which has helpful numbers and websites, and if you have any concerns about today’s session you can speak to your teacher.
The only time we as researchers would ever share any information about you is if you contacted us directly and made us think that you, or someone you were talking about, were at risk of harm. And only then would we share enough information with an appropriate member of staff in school to ensure that you, or that person, were being supported (and we would always let you know that we will be doing this). This would be completely separate from the private information you enter into the computer.
At the end of this video, your teacher will give you two words to type in. Type them into these boxes and press next.
Double check that your name comes up before pressing next.
Then you will see this assent form, which has questions that you can answer yes or no to, if you are happy to do the questions with us today then you would need to answer yes to them all. It’s completely up to you to decide if you want to take part.
If you answer no to any of the questions, it will ask you to double check. If this was a mistake, press “go back” and change the answers. If you decide not to take part today, press confirm.
You will then come to this big red box. If you are not taking part today, your teacher will tell you what to do instead.
If you say yes to answering the questions, confirm your name in these boxes and then you can go onto your questions for today.
To get started just click on the red cross by Questionnaire 1.
All questions are multiple choice and each set asks you about different times – it is really important to read the instructions at the beginning of each set of questions as they may ask you about the last week, last month or just in general, so pay extra attention to what the question is asking.
If you are not sure about a question, go with your first instincts and then move on to the next question. If there are any tricky words don’t worry, your teacher will be able to help.
When you have finished answering the questions, make sure to click “save and exit” at the bottom of the screen. This makes sure your answers are saved before you close the window.
If for any reason during the lesson you decide that you would not like to take part or you want to stop answering the questions, please tell your teacher and they will let you know what to do next. It really is up to you.
This will be the last time we will ask you to answer questions for this project! We believe that this is very important research which will help us understand what life is like for young people today. In this way, you are helping future generations of young people– so we really appreciate it. And would like to thank you for participating. Later on we will write to your school about what we have found out in the project. You are welcome to read this if you are interested.
Ok, you can now get started! Your teacher will let you know the two words. We hope you enjoy taking part today.