This study aims to investigate how the social interactions between autistic students and their instructors contribute to the students’ reports of their experiences at university.
Jacquie Ballantine, PhD Candidate and Dr. Natasha Artemeva, Professor, both from the School of Linguistics and Language Studies, Carleton University
Who can participate:
- Self-identified autistic students who are 18 years or older who are comfortable being interviewed in English on online platforms (e.g., Skype, Zoom).
- University instructors and professors (autistic or not) who have taught autistic students and are comfortable being interviewed in English on online platforms (e.g., Skype, Zoom).
This is a two-hour study. You will be asked to participate in 2 interviews (up to 1 hour each) conducted online (e.g., Skype, Zoom, Big Blue Button). The interviews will be audio-taped directly onto an encrypted, password-protected computer and transcribed with your consent.
Although there is no financial compensation, your participation may allow you to reflect on your learning and/or teaching experiences at college/university and additionally help researchers to better understand your experiences as well as your input regarding how to improve supports for autistic undergraduate students .
Interested in participating:
Please email Jacquie Ballantine firstname.lastname@example.org to participate
June 22, 2021