Working With Human Subjects

Interview-Based Study Email Recruitment

Email to Female Adjunct Composition Teachers

Dear [NAME],

For my master’s thesis project entitled “Female Adjunct Teachers of Composition: A Feminist Examination of Working Conditions in Local and National Contexts,” I am interviewing adjuncts to find out about their experiences as a composition instructor in the CSU English department. I would like to learn about your opinions regarding the working conditions of female adjunct teachers of composition. Your participation would be of great help to the development of knowledge on this topic, as English departments strive to create equitable working conditions for contingent workers.

I know this is a busy time of the semester, but would you be willing to meet with me for about 45 minutes to participate in an interview? If you agree to participate, I ensure you complete anonymity. I will fairly and accurately represent you in transcripts and in analysis. In fact, I will give you a draft of my work that you may read and critique.

If you are interested in participating, please reply with any questions and possible times that you are available to meet.

If you have questions or concerns about my request, please do not hesitate to reply to this email or call me at 970-231-8073. You may contact Lisa Langstraat, my advisor, with any questions you may have (email: llangstraat@aol.com; office: 970-491-6838). You may also contact Kate Kiefer, the principal investigator in this study (email: kate.kiefer@colostate.edu; office 970-491-6845).

Regards,
Elizabeth

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