Interview

 

At least 20 participants, and up to a maximum of 27 participants will take part in the interviews.

The interview will be 1 hour or more.

If you want to know more about the Interview you can download the 'Participant Information Sheet'.

If you have any questions please email me at Rhianna.Morse@brunel.ac.uk 

 

What is the purpose of the study?

I am exploring the significance science fiction and fantasy posters have for those who display or collect them – what meanings, if any, they might have for you and the reasons why you might collect or display them on your walls or anywhere else.

I will be seeking in the interview to follow up in more detail on the kinds of questions asked in the online survey you have already completed. The aim is to give me more detail and examples of science fiction and fantasy posters you display or collect and what their significance might be to you in various ways.

 

How would you like to be interviewed

The interview will be done either via an

  1. In-person (face-to-face), depending on your preference and/or practicality – including the COVID situation

  2. Online video call 

The ideal option for me is to interview you in the place where you display your posters, but I appreciate that may not be possible in every case.

In person

We will have to take COVID precautions for any in-person interviews – which will be discussed beforehand on the basis of whatever rules are in place at the time and any additional precautions you would like to take.

Location

Places where the interview can take place:

  • Place of residence

  • Café

  • Other public location

Interview Recorded

In-person interviews will be recorded using an audio recorder, laptop, or mobile phones.

Photos of Posters (Explained and examples below)

  • Photos of posters 

  • Digital science-fiction and fantasy posters

  • Posters in storage

  • Other objects with poster(s) on them


The location where the posters are displayed - I, the researcher will take these, with your permission.

Other location (e.g. cafe) - I would be very grateful if you could please provide the photos for me, to give me a good sense of how your poster are displayed

                 - Close-ups of individual posters

                 - Wider shots to give a sense of where they are positioned in relation to one another and in the room.

Video Call

Video call services to do the interview:

  • Zoom

  • Teams

  • Skype

Interview Recorded

The video call interviews will be recorded using the inbuilt recording facility.

Photos of Posters (Explained and examples below)

  • Photos of posters 

  • Digital science-fiction and fantasy posters

  • Posters in storage

  • Other objects with poster(s) on them

I would be very grateful if you could please provide the photos for me, to give me a good sense of how your poster are displayed

                 - Close-ups of individual posters

                 - Wider shots to give a sense of where they are positioned in relation to one another and in the room.

 

Photos of Posters and the Locations

A key resource for my research will be photos of your posters and where they are situated.

Below there are examples of the photos of the posters and where they are situated.

Please supply these in either PNG, JPG format or in a Word or PowerPoint file.

In-Person (Face-to-Face)

I will take the photos, with your permission, if we are able to meet in person at the place where your posters are displayed.

Video Call

I would be very grateful if you could please provide the photos for me, to give me a good sense of how your poster are displayed

  • Close-ups of individual posters

  • Wider shots to give a sense of where they are positioned in relation to one another and in the room.

 

Digital science-fiction and fantasy posters

If possible, I would also appreciate it if you could please send me copies of any digital posters. If you have any posters not on display (in storage, for example), I would appreciate if you could also take photos of these if possible.

Posters in Storage

If you have any posters not on display (in storage, for example), I would appreciate if you could also take photos of these if possible.

Other Objects with Poster(s) on them

If any of your poster(s) are displayed anywhere else, such as on a t-shirt or a mug, photos of these would also be helpful.

Blurring Photos

Feel free to blur anything in the photos you don’t want me to see or to be used in the study (please let me know if you have done this) or I can blur the photos for you and send you a copy.

 

Wide shots

Physical (+ Digital) science-fiction and fantasy posters are displayed in a room.

Entrance
Side of the room (by the wardrobe)
Side of the room (by the window)
A close up shot of the wall display of posters.
Photo of the entry way and wardrobe.
Photo of window area and laptop screen.
Photo of the window area with posters displayed on the left wall.
 

Physical Posters

These images are of computer folders full of physical posters (both science-fiction and/or fantasy-themed and some that are not). They have different sizes, materials, designs, and iconography and are displayed on the walls of my room (Wide shots from above).

Physical (Wall) Sci-Fi & Fantasy Themed Posters
Poster Information (Sci-Fi & Fantasy Themed Posters) #1
Poster Information (Sci-Fi & Fantasy Themed Posters) #2
Physical (Wall) Not Sci-Fi & Fantasy Themed Posters
Poster Information (Not Sci-Fi & Fantasy Themed Posters) #1
Poster Information (Not Sci-Fi & Fantasy Themed Posters) #2
 

Wardrobe (Storage)

Stores the tube and folder.

The wardrobe is where the tube and folder full of physical posters are kept in storage.

The wardrobe (as seen in the Wide shots of the room).
Inside the wardrobe where the tube and folder are kept.
Close up of the Tube and Folder kept in the wardrobe.
 

Storage Folder

These images are of computer folders full of physical posters (both science-fiction and/or fantasy-themed and some that are not). These are all in storage (not displayed on the walls) and are A4 or smaller in size.

Inside Folder
(Folder) Physical Sci-Fi & Fantasy Themed Posters
Poster Information (Sci-Fi & Fantasy Themed Posters) #1
Poster Information (Sci-Fi & Fantasy Themed Posters) #2
(Folder) Physical Not Sci-Fi & Fantasy Themed Posters
Poster Information (Not Sci-Fi & Fantasy Themed Posters)
 

Storage Tube

These images are of computer folders full of physical posters (some are science-fiction and/or fantasy-themed while others are not) including the Tube itself' These posters are all in storage (not displayed on the walls) and are A3 or larger in size.

(Tube) Physical The Tube and Inside it
(Tube) Physical Sci-Fi & Fantasy Themed Posters
Poster Information (Sci-Fi & Fantasy Themed Posters)
(Tube) Physical Not Sci-Fi & Fantasy Themed Posters
Poster Information (Not Sci-Fi & Fantasy Themed Posters)
 

Wide shots

Digital science-fiction and fantasy posters are displayed in a room, including digital images.

A digital poster displayed on a desktop screen as well as physical posters on the walls.
A digital poster displayed on desktop screen taken from a sitting position at the desk.
The digital posters displayed on the laptop and desktop screens, and physical posters as well.
The digital posters displayed on the desktop and laptop screens when sitting at the desk.
 

Digital Science-Fiction and/or Fantasy Posters

This image is of a computer folder full of digital science-fiction and/or fantasy-themed posters. Some are original and some I edited and cropped. They can be displayed on digital devices (desktop screen, laptop, mobile phone, tablet and television) as wallpaper.

DIgital Posters V2.png
Poster Information (Digital) #1.png
Poster Information (D #2).png
Poster Information (Digital) #3.png
 

Other Objects with Poster(s) on them

T-Shirt (Star Wars: New Hope)

This is an example of a science-fiction and fantasy poster on another object a T-Shirt other than a poster (e.g. paper).

T-Shirt (Star Wars: New Hope)
 

What you need to do for the interview?

If you do want to be interviewed, please send me these documents and photographs:

The list of documents are below or I can email them to you.

  • A signed copy of the consent form attached to the email. This is a formal requirement by my university for anyone who takes part in any research project.

  • If the interview is to be done remotely or not at the place where your posters are displayed, photos of your posters, as indicated below

  • A completed ‘poster preference study’ sheet and the ‘willingness to pay’ assessment form

For remote interviews, you can send the photos of your posters nearer to the time of the interview if preferred, rather than with the consent form and the preferences/willingness documents.

 

What does the Interview involve?

The Interview guide comprises the list of questions I will ask you the participant.


The questions will be more in-depth (semi-structured) than the structured (‘tick-box’) questions asked in the online survey about your science-fiction and/or fantasy poster(s) that you completed.


The questions regarding the physical and digital science-fiction and/or fantasy poster(s) are similar but are specific to physical and digital science-fiction and/or fantasy poster(s).

The questions span topics such as: 

  • Your physical and/or digital science-fiction and/or fantasy poster(s) themselves (e.g., in relation the size(s), material(s), how many you have etc.)

  • The location to which the science-fiction and/or fantasy poster(s) are located and/or the devices.

  • In the possible ways your poster(s) are significant and meaningful to you. Which I will ask questions in relations to demographics questions (e.g., your national identity, age, religion, disability, social class, gender, and ethnicity)

 

Documents

There is a list of documents for this study's interviews. You can download them, apart from the Online Survey response, I will email you your response.

The Participant information (Doc) sheet goes into detail regarding the interview process.

Please sign the Consent Form (Doc) if you wish to be interviewed.

Online survey responses

I can give your online survey responses (PDF) if you wish to refresh your memory on what you wrote. Please email me if you want your online survey responses.

Poster preference study and a willingness to pay assessment (PDF) is optional to do and will take you around ten minutes or less to complete.


In the document, there are images of 28 poster(s). From these, please choose three that you would select in physical format and three in digital (you can have the same poster in each). Please indicate the numbers of these as poster(s) 1, 2 and 3 in the boxes. Then please mark the relevant boxes to indicate how much you would be willing to pay for each poster.


These might not be the poster(s) you would necessarily choose to buy, but please choose ones that are closest to your preference as that would help to give me an idea of how much you would be willing to spend on what kind of image. In this document there is an example of the form completed to give you an idea. I will ask about these choices in the interview.

Outlines the in-person (Face-to-Face) interview 
COVID-19 Government Requirements Precautions for the interview (PDF).