University of Westminster Chelsea Physic Garden project
CEDu3a members are invited to take part in an online research project about an inclusive online tour of the Chelsea Physic Garden.
Nestled in the heart of London, next to the River Thames, the Chelsea Physic Garden has been an important site for plant collections since 1673. Today, it is a place to relax and unwind in nature as well as to explore the history of London’s oldest botanic garden.
With Covid-19 impacting on our ability to visit historic gardens in person, we wanted to explore ways to bring the Chelsea Physic Garden to people at home. We have created an inclusive video tour which introduces you to the delights that this unique heritage site has to offer. By taking part in the study, you will provide invaluable feedback to help us, and the Chelsea Physic Garden, understand how to develop engaging and inclusive online tours. Our objective is to develop ways for us all to access and enjoy our cultural heritage at home.
Taking part in the study involves the following:
Step 1: complete a short online questionnaire (5 minutes) which collects a few details about you and your email address, ready for when we need to contact you for Step 4
Step 2: watch the video tour of the Chelsea Physic Garden on YouTube (15 minutes)
Step 3: straight after watching it, complete an online questionnaire which asks for your opinions about it (15 minutes)
Step 4: two weeks later, we will send you a final short follow up questionnaire (10 minutes)
We anticipate the study taking a total of approximately 45 minutes of your time in total. If you would like to, you can choose to be entered into a prize draw to win a £200 Amazon voucher, upon completion of the study.
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