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Title: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: RebeccaK on February 29, 2016, 04:56:37 PM
Hello all!

First of all, as I'm new to this forum, let me introduce myself. My name is Rebecca, I am a university student in the Netherlands where I study Spanish, German and European Politics. A lot of work, but a lot of fun as well!

I have always found Belfast a very intriguing, interesting place and that is why I am currently doing research on the city. My research has to do with the peace walls and how they are perceived by locals. As I didn't really know where to go to other than this forum, I figured it couldn't hurt to give it a try here.

If you are interested in having an interview taken - whether it be through e-mailing, writing a reply to this post or Skype - please let me know. My final research will not be published anywhere: only me and my lecturer will read it through. Of course, you will have the chance to read through the finished version for yourself.

I am looking for people from all sorts of backgrounds - be it religious or not - and would greatly appreciate if you took the time to answer a few questions.

Hope to speak to you soon!

Rebecca
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: RebeccaK on March 01, 2016, 09:00:57 AM
Anyone?
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: doare. on March 01, 2016, 09:22:42 AM
Anyone?
hi Rebecca, this may be of some help, may give some background for further research.....http://ir.uiowa.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1001&context=iowa-historical-review
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: RebeccaK on March 01, 2016, 01:47:41 PM
Hey doare! Thanks a lot for your reply. The article has a lot in common with my research, so it's going to be very useful. It's just that I was looking for people living in Belfast as of 2015-2016, to reflect on their experiences regarding the walls (do they add anything to your life? Do you find them useful or useless, and why?) et cetera. It's mostly just practical aspects of the walls and whether you're happy with them or not.
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: Jamesbelfast on March 01, 2016, 04:39:58 PM
If we knew a bit more about you and exactly why you seek to interview people it may help.

As it stands we have no way of knowing if any comments would be made public or even if you are genuine.

You have to remember that in the past people from Northern Ireland made what they believed to be confidential statements to an American university only for the records of such to be made public.  So that may be a reason as to why people may be reluctant.

Good lick with your studies.
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: RebeccaK on March 01, 2016, 04:57:24 PM
If we knew a bit more about you and exactly why you seek to interview people it may help.

As it stands we have no way of knowing if any comments would be made public or even if you are genuine.

You have to remember that in the past people from Northern Ireland made what they believed to be confidential statements to an American university only for the records of such to be made public.  So that may be a reason as to why people may be reluctant.

Good lick with your studies.

Hi there James,

You are right, I do understand your concern completely and also understand that this is a sensitive subject to talk about. I can understand why people would be reluctant to talk about their personal beliefs, especially since some universities have been less professional in their way of going about confidential statements. I wish to interview people in order to add something to my research, as the Prime Minister doesn't speak for every single Northern Irish citizen, nor does the media. Actual people can add a lot of depth to my research as actual people are the ones who see these walls on a daily basis.

My research is about the peace walls and how they have affected society in Belfast: in how far have they succeeded in bringing peace? In how far do they influence citizens in their daily life? My research will take the form of a paper that will be graded by my lecturer and my lecturer only.

I value my own privacy as much as I value yours. If preferred, interviews could be held over Skype so that you can see whom you are talking to.

If you'd be interested in having a chat or completing a survey, send me a personal message. In the meantime, I will see what I can do in order to give you (and everyone else on this forum) a safer feeling about sharing your thoughts with me :)

Kind regards,

Rebecca
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: RebeccaK on March 01, 2016, 05:11:57 PM
Update: I have created an anonymous survey on google docs. If you wish to take it, tell me and I will send you the link.
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: Dot/dash on March 01, 2016, 05:25:39 PM
If we knew a bit more about you and exactly why you seek to interview people it may help.

As it stands we have no way of knowing if any comments would be made public or even if you are genuine.

You have to remember that in the past people from Northern Ireland made what they believed to be confidential statements to an American university only for the records of such to be made public.  So that may be a reason as to why people may be reluctant.

Good lick with your studies.

you are quite correct James       there has over the past year or two     been students who have requested

information for research projects      this person comes across as being very persuasive     has me doubting     
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: doare. on March 02, 2016, 05:46:41 AM
Hey doare! Thanks a lot for your reply. The article has a lot in common with my research, so it's going to be very useful. It's just that I was looking for people living in Belfast as of 2015-2016, to reflect on their experiences regarding the walls (do they add anything to your life? Do you find them useful or useless, and why?) et cetera. It's mostly just practical aspects of the walls and whether you're happy with them or not.
I just figured if you had some background then the present would be understood better.....I live in Canada now, I left 30 years ago, I lived right beside divis, was there when the trouble began...lived and experienced bombs gun battles....good luck with your research...
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: RebeccaK on March 02, 2016, 10:48:36 AM
In response to all of you that might be interested: I have created an anonymous survey. If you would like to take it, I will send it to you.
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: Bigali on March 02, 2016, 10:51:20 PM
For reasons I am not going to disclose on a public forum , I do not believe for one minute that this thread is genuine other than to say it's coincidental that you started this thread a few days after the peace walls started to come down, can't imagine that this was somehow headline news in the Netherlands.
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: RebeccaK on March 02, 2016, 11:30:18 PM
For reasons I am not going to disclose on a public forum , I do not believe for one minute that this thread is genuine other than to say it's coincidental that you started this thread a few days after the peace walls started to come down, can't imagine that this was somehow headline news in the Netherlands.

This is largely why I also offered to talk to people on Skype, so that they'd be able to see whom they are talking to and realise that indeed, I'm not some vile person from the media that seeks to stir up more conflict. Then again, this is just my luck and my perfect *ahem* timing. The previous semester, I wrote about the RAF (Rote Armee Fraktion - Red Army Faction) and they made national news last January, even in the UK.

Either way: I get your point.
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: Bigali on March 02, 2016, 11:39:16 PM

This is largely why I also offered to talk to people on Skype, so that they'd be able to see whom they are talking to and realise that indeed, I'm not some vile person from the media that seeks to stir up more conflict. Then again, this is just my luck and my perfect *ahem* timing. The previous semester, I wrote about the RAF (Rote Armee Fraktion - Red Army Faction) and they made national news last January, even in the UK.

Either way: I get your point.

I follow the news closely and have no recollection of Ulrike Meinhoff or Andreas Baader being in the news or indeed nything to do with the Red Army Faction
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: RebeccaK on March 02, 2016, 11:40:08 PM

I follow the news closely and have no recollection of Ulrike Meinhoff or Andreas Baader being in the news or indeed nything to do with the Red Army Faction

National news in the Netherlands, I meant, but I did find the Guardian article online: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/19/former-red-army-faction-members-linked-to-botched-robbery
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: RebeccaK on March 02, 2016, 11:52:40 PM

Now you're clutching at straws, that is a very old story for anyone who knows about European terrorism , give it up and admit you've been caught out.

You are entitled to your opinion. As someone who takes European Politics as a course, however, this isn't old news. Added to that, I meant to use it as an illustration, not as anything beyond that. Those who want to participate in the survey can by all means do so; those who don't, don't.
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: Dot/dash on March 03, 2016, 12:12:25 AM


The Belfast peace walls

How long have you been living in Belfast for? Over all, do you find Belfast a nice place to live in?

Your answer

How do the peace walls affect you in your daily life? Do you find them useful, or completely useless? Why?

Your answer

Do you feel the peace walls generally succeed in keeping Belfast a safe city? Have they succeeded in bringing conflict to a minimum, in your opinion?

Your answer


For my research, I would like to talk to people from various backgrounds. Could you reflect on yours?

Your answer

If you wish to receive an e-mail once my paper is finished, leave your e-mail address below. Note: this is completely optional! You will be kept anonymous.

Your answer

SUBMIT

100%: You made it.
Never submit passwords through Google Forms.

this has to be the oddest questionnaire I've ever read       something doesn't quite add up Rebecca   
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: RebeccaK on March 03, 2016, 09:09:41 AM
Guys: you can keep going off-topic, but I am not really interested in conspiracy theories as to whether or not I am a legitimate person. I have offered to Skype with you, I offer an anonymous survey - if you don't want to take it, nobody is forcing you to. Nobody. Please, if you're not interested, just leave this thread alone.

And an answer as to why the status says it's "finished" in google forms: I made all of the questions optional, so that if someone were to feel bad about filling out one or more questions, they wouldn't have to.
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: Jamesbelfast on March 03, 2016, 11:59:18 AM
I am all for helping students achieve their goals but when I was doing my degree at university basing my studies or research on such a simplistic questionaire would just not be acceptable standard of evidence and honestly I wouldn't expect such to be accepted today.

To anyone considering doing an interview via Skype just remember it can be recorded and distributed electronically anywhere on the Internet so it is possible your video interview could be used or misused for years to come.
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: RebeccaK on March 03, 2016, 12:33:09 PM
I am all for helping students achieve their goals but when I was doing my degree at university basing my studies or research on such a simplistic questionaire would just not be acceptable standard of evidence and honestly I wouldn't expect such to be accepted today.

To anyone considering doing an interview via Skype just remember it can be recorded and distributed electronically anywhere on the Internet so it is possible your video interview could be used or misused for years to come.

Bear in mind that my research is not just about these interviews. They are meant to offer an illustration, not to comprise the whole paper.

My paper is about the peace walls, as stated before, and the effect they have had on society. For this paper, I am looking into annual police costs (I have picked costs made during parades as these are the events where groups often clash), secratisation (in how far are neighbourhoods mixed?) of Belfast, and how the walls are percieved by locals: what influence have they had on your life? These interviews/surveys serve no other purpose than to give a rough idea of how the walls actually influence locals. No more, no less.

Added to that: I use literature, newspaper articles etc. as other more reliable sources, so I think I'm good here.
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: chi on March 03, 2016, 01:22:34 PM

Bear in mind that my research is not just about these interviews. They are meant to offer an illustration, not to comprise the whole paper.

My paper is about the peace walls, as stated before, and the effect they have had on society. For this paper, I am looking into annual police costs (I have picked costs made during parades as these are the events where groups often clash), secratisation (in how far are neighbourhoods mixed?) of Belfast, and how the walls are percieved by locals: what influence have they had on your life? These interviews/surveys serve no other purpose than to give a rough idea of how the walls actually influence locals. No more, no less.

Added to that: I use literature, newspaper articles etc. as other more reliable sources, so I think I'm good here.

Congratulations! You have taken on quite a task.
This Belfast forum is a good place to start.  Doare
identified himself as having lived in that area before
going to Canada. The local community centers in that
area may also be a good resource for your study.  I
like doare have family/friends who live in Belfast. I
live in the USA formerly from Ardoyne

~ Bridget
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: Dot/dash on March 03, 2016, 01:43:56 PM
I am all for helping students achieve their goals but when I was doing my degree at university basing my studies or research on such a simplistic questionaire would just not be acceptable standard of evidence and honestly I wouldn't expect such to be accepted today.

To anyone considering doing an interview via Skype just remember it can be recorded and distributed electronically anywhere on the Internet so it is possible your video interview could be used or misused for years to come.

 O0 O0
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: chi on March 03, 2016, 02:20:17 PM
Guys: you can keep going off-topic, but I am not really interested in conspiracy theories as to whether or not I am a legitimate person. I have offered to Skype with you, I offer an anonymous survey - if you don't want to take it, nobody is forcing you to. Nobody. Please, if you're not interested, just leave this thread alone.

And an answer as to why the status says it's "finished" in google forms: I made all of the questions optional, so that if someone were to feel bad about filling out one or more questions, they wouldn't have to.

RebeccaK.

Folks have openly discussed the walls
on other threads. Its my sense that
when the leaders in stormont say we
are supporting /creating a friendly city
and these "peace"walls are coming down
so that the citizens/residents of Belfast
can re-unite in promoting peace/harmony.
Of course its going to take time to educate
the folks to un-learn and re-learn  how to
 be neighborly and undo the embedded hate
passed down through the generations :(

Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: Happy Harry on March 03, 2016, 03:24:50 PM
What an unfriendly place this Forum is proving to be. One has to wonder what has happened in people's lives that makes them so suspicious of an innocent request. What harm can come to giving an anonymous response to a simple questionnaire if it enables someone to further their education. If it is a spoof so what?

I cannot answer the questionnaire as I have never been within a mile of a peace wall, so they have had no obvious impact on my life

Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: edmor on March 03, 2016, 09:55:23 PM
What an unfriendly place this Forum is proving to be. One has to wonder what has happened in people's lives that makes them so suspicious of an innocent request. What harm can come to giving an anonymous response to a simple questionnaire if it enables someone to further their education. If it is a spoof so what?

I cannot answer the questionnaire as I have never been within a mile of a peace wall, so they have had no obvious impact on my life
     

     I think the problem is people from N Ire. remember the last time they got involved with a Dutch person, that led to a bit of a punch up, added to that Rebecca's English is too good :)  she should be communicating in broken English at best eg "You vill do zis survey" thus triggering that N.Irish reaction "Ach God love her" and have people tripping over themselves to help.      :)
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: Bigali on March 03, 2016, 09:57:28 PM
     

     I think the problem is people from N Ire. remember the last time they got involved with a Dutch person, that led to a bit of a punch up, added to that Rebecca's English is too good :)  she should be communicating in broken English at best eg "You vill do zis survey" thus triggering that N.Irish reaction "Ach God love her" and have people tripping over themselves to help.      :)

 :D
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: doare. on March 03, 2016, 10:22:09 PM
What an unfriendly place this Forum is proving to be. One has to wonder what has happened in people's lives that makes them so suspicious of an innocent request. What harm can come to giving an anonymous response to a simple questionnaire if it enables someone to further their education. If it is a spoof so what?

I cannot answer the questionnaire as I have never been within a mile of a peace wall, so they have had no obvious impact on my life

its the oul madness, suspicion and fear....I answered it, like it was 4 harmless questions....no wonder things never change there.....lol
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: RebeccaK on March 03, 2016, 10:23:45 PM
     

     I think the problem is people from N Ire. remember the last time they got involved with a Dutch person, that led to a bit of a punch up, added to that Rebecca's English is too good :)  she should be communicating in broken English at best eg "You vill do zis survey" thus triggering that N.Irish reaction "Ach God love her" and have people tripping over themselves to help.      :)

Well thank you, I'm flattered! If you've ever seen a Louis van Gaal interview, you'll have a fair idea of what most Dutch people sound like... :P

Please, fil out dis survee fur mee. It wil, ehh, defenetely hellep me out!
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: doare. on March 03, 2016, 10:31:09 PM

How are you getting duped if you don't fill in the survey, though? You're making a fuss over nothing. There's nothing to fear about me. If I were a journalist, my boss would have to pay me mad money for all this!  :)
lol....Rebecca don't heed them...lol..just take what ye can and leave the rest....
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: chi on March 03, 2016, 11:49:35 PM
Northern Ireland’s power-sharing government has
vowed to remove all the peace walls by 2023 (http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/vow-to-remove-peace-walls-by-2023-29254818.html)

(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/d5e25468b45eddb7bc7c55ddbd9890a75f79efe4/0_19_1936_1162/master/1936.jpg?w=300&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=d0fd093c9c7db8b2a55781901769ba57)

 Forty years on, Belfast’s landscape is still scarred by the so-called ‘peace walls’. Photograph:
 Brendan Beirne/Rex Features
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: RebeccaK on March 04, 2016, 07:29:15 AM
Northern Ireland’s power-sharing government has
vowed to remove all the peace walls by 2023 (http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/vow-to-remove-peace-walls-by-2023-29254818.html)

(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/d5e25468b45eddb7bc7c55ddbd9890a75f79efe4/0_19_1936_1162/master/1936.jpg?w=300&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=d0fd093c9c7db8b2a55781901769ba57)

 Forty years on, Belfast’s landscape is still scarred by the so-called ‘peace walls’. Photograph:
 Brendan Beirne/Rex Features

I've read that! Still, thanks for posting it here.
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: doare. on March 04, 2016, 10:43:05 AM

You are entitled to your opinion. As someone who takes European Politics as a course, however, this isn't old news. Added to that, I meant to use it as an illustration, not as anything beyond that. Those who want to participate in the survey can by all means do so; those who don't, don't.
right on...it sometimes make me laugh to read some of these...is it the dour scots coming out?  
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: JackM on March 04, 2016, 12:48:58 PM
its the oul madness, suspicion and fear....I answered it, like it was 4 harmless questions....no wonder things never change there.....lol

Didn't know that there were any `peace walls` in Vancouver. lol   :D
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: chi on March 04, 2016, 02:23:46 PM

I've read that! Still, thanks for posting it here.

Your welcome.

 
Quote
Recent years have seen progress but also setbacks in the journey to convince people the barriers can go. Gates in the walls to allow easier access typically close overnight or on Sundays. In 2011, a gate at Belfast's Alexandra Park — Europe's only public park bisected by a wall, which was built in 1994 to stop the open space being used for sectarian clashes — opened for the first time, though only for a few hours a day. In the same year, a gate that divided access between the Shankill and Falls Road communities started opening on Sundays.

(http://i.huffpost.com/gen/2246340/thumbs/o-ALEXANDRA-PARK-BELFAST-900.jpg?6)
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: chi on March 04, 2016, 02:29:31 PM
I am all for helping students achieve their goals but when I was doing my degree at university basing my studies or research on such a simplistic questionaire would just not be acceptable standard of evidence and honestly I wouldn't expect such to be accepted today.

To anyone considering doing an interview via Skype just remember it can be recorded and distributed electronically anywhere on the Internet so it is possible your video interview could be used or misused for years to come.

The same with the Belfast forum.
That's why forums have to be
moderated. :read: :hi:
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: chi on March 04, 2016, 03:21:34 PM
An  Ardoyne picture
posted a few days ago 
by arder on B/F.  :drinks: :smitten: :angel:

BEST WISHES TO ALL IN BELFAST (http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,65236.0.html)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/ndaedj.jpg)
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: Dot/dash on March 04, 2016, 04:26:55 PM
Didn't know that there were any `peace walls` in Vancouver. lol   :D

 :D
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: chi on March 04, 2016, 06:28:27 PM


Permanent walls were built to separate Catholic and Protestant districts of Belfast in the 1970s, and the city is still scarred by almost 100 of them. Defensive architecture, it turns out, is easier to build than tear down

(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/c5189525f0af73a12eacca7e25fea0e59231097d/0_0_1938_1163/master/1938.jpg?w=300&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=4ad5abda4ab72743cb383cebf9f61603)

Northern Ireland’s goverment has vowed to remove the peace walls, but no formal mechanism exists for dismantling them. Photograph: Jockel Finck/AP

Tuesday 29 September 2015 02.30 EDT

 1971, a secret report by the Northern Irish government criticised the speed with which walls, gates and fences

Last modified on Friday 9 October 201506.08 EDT

the speed with which walls, gates and fences were being constructed in Belfast (http://www.theguardian.com/uk/belfast) to separate Catholics and Protestants. The so-called “peace lines”, it said, were creating an “atmosphere of abnormality” in the city. But the Stormont report writers did “not expect any insurmountable difficulty” in bringing down the barricades once the violence had subsumed.

Now, more than 40 years after the British Army constructed the first of those barriers, Belfast is still scarred by them: corrugated iron fences, some as high as 18ft, topped with barbed wire. Defensive architecture, it turns out, is far easier to erect than tear down. The city’s gates and walls have become “part of the built environment”, according to Jonny Byrne, a lecturer in politics at the University of Ulster. “The Berlin Wall had to come down for Berlin to be normalised. We have normalised Belfast without taking down the walls.”

Indeed, Belfast’s defensive walls are arguably the most famous of those many “divided cities” riven by ethnic conflict. When I was in Mitrovica, Kosovo, another divided city, ethnic Serbs informed me what a putative peace-building trip to Northern Ireland (http://www.theguardian.com/uk/northernireland) had actually taught them. “We need bigger walls,” one said.

In fact, the number of barricades in Belfast has actually increased (http://www.ark.ac.uk/peacewalls2012/peacewalls2012.pdf) since the Good Friday Agreement brought the Northern Irish conflict to an end in 1998. A 2012 study (http://www.belfastinterfaceproject.org/interfaces-map-and-database-overview) found almost 100 walls, fences, gates and roads forming “interfaces” between communities across the city.
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: RebeccaK on March 04, 2016, 08:55:40 PM
Wow. I would never have known about the Alexandra Park just from the literature I've researched. Thanks a lot for helping me out with this. :)
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: Dot/dash on March 04, 2016, 11:08:33 PM


do you know Sandra 4400???     .   
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: RebeccaK on March 04, 2016, 11:10:57 PM

do you know Sandra 4400???     .

No? Never heard of her?
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: doare. on March 05, 2016, 04:07:09 AM
Didn't know that there were any `peace walls` in Vancouver. lol   :D
I lived 44 years in divis st...from 42 til 86. .that's the worst of the "troubles" accounted for  I would reckon, so I am totally qualified to give my 2d's worth....
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: doare. on March 05, 2016, 04:09:38 AM

Permanent walls were built to separate Catholic and Protestant districts of Belfast in the 1970s, and the city is still scarred by almost 100 of them. Defensive architecture, it turns out, is easier to build than tear down

(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/c5189525f0af73a12eacca7e25fea0e59231097d/0_0_1938_1163/master/1938.jpg?w=300&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=4ad5abda4ab72743cb383cebf9f61603)

Northern Ireland’s goverment has vowed to remove the peace walls, but no formal mechanism exists for dismantling them. Photograph: Jockel Finck/AP

Tuesday 29 September 2015 02.30 EDT

 1971, a secret report by the Northern Irish government criticised the speed with which walls, gates and fences

Last modified on Friday 9 October 201506.08 EDT

the speed with which walls, gates and fences were being constructed in Belfast (http://www.theguardian.com/uk/belfast) to separate Catholics and Protestants. The so-called “peace lines”, it said, were creating an “atmosphere of abnormality” in the city. But the Stormont report writers did “not expect any insurmountable difficulty” in bringing down the barricades once the violence had subsumed.

Now, more than 40 years after the British Army constructed the first of those barriers, Belfast is still scarred by them: corrugated iron fences, some as high as 18ft, topped with barbed wire. Defensive architecture, it turns out, is far easier to erect than tear down. The city’s gates and walls have become “part of the built environment”, according to Jonny Byrne, a lecturer in politics at the University of Ulster. “The Berlin Wall had to come down for Berlin to be normalised. We have normalised Belfast without taking down the walls.”

Indeed, Belfast’s defensive walls are arguably the most famous of those many “divided cities” riven by ethnic conflict. When I was in Mitrovica, Kosovo, another divided city, ethnic Serbs informed me what a putative peace-building trip to Northern Ireland (http://www.theguardian.com/uk/northernireland) had actually taught them. “We need bigger walls,” one said.

In fact, the number of barricades in Belfast has actually increased (http://www.ark.ac.uk/peacewalls2012/peacewalls2012.pdf) since the Good Friday Agreement brought the Northern Irish conflict to an end in 1998. A 2012 study (http://www.belfastinterfaceproject.org/interfaces-map-and-database-overview) found almost 100 walls, fences, gates and roads forming “interfaces” between communities across the city.
good info there chi, there has been more walls since the agreement...wow! it was a doomed setup from the getgo...the subsequent history confirms that...
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: bluebird on March 05, 2016, 09:10:12 AM
I lived 44 years in divis st...from 42 til 86. .that's the worst of the "troubles" accounted for  I would reckon, so I am totally qualified to give my 2d's worth....
Doare I have lived in Belfast most of my life and the nearest I have come to the peace wall is pictures and film on telly! It maybe has outlived it's use ? ;
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: McNamee on March 05, 2016, 10:00:52 AM
Oh Bluebird, I don't know about outliving its use...Like yourself I don't live near one, but seemingly most people who do want them kept up...Sad but true. :-*
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: bluebird on March 05, 2016, 10:32:20 AM
Oh Bluebird, I don't know about outliving its use...Like yourself I don't live near one, but seemingly most people who do want them kept up...Sad but true.  \ I know McNamee it's been a need here for far too long, If we are going to move forward it has to go but me sitting at a safe distance and someone is hurt with it gone! is it worth it ? ... Awful really Awful! :-\  just the thought of it, :-\ those living beside it are the brave ones  :-*
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: bluebird on March 05, 2016, 10:58:07 AM
I was up in Belfast yesterday, (hospital appointment) we got in and out as fast as we could,  :-\ not much of Belfast left of my childhood, it has  changed to much...This forum allow me to keep the Belfast I grew up in alive ..Beautiful memories with and about family and friends, A community of people who far,wide  and near share the same feelings about our wee place we call ...HOME; :-*
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: RebeccaK on March 05, 2016, 11:51:14 AM
Then again, the walls were only supposed to be there for six months in '69 and it's been almost 47 years since they've been up (and increased in number)... It made me wonder whether the "peace" walls truly brought peace and the research was born!

I figured I might give you some updates: I have contacted the PSNI under the Freedom of Information act 2000, inquiring about annual police costs in the month of July over the past few years to see if any of it has increased. They're supposed to send me an answer within 20 days so I'll keep you all updated.
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: chi on March 05, 2016, 06:18:35 PM
transparent is important.
Folks wouldn't want money 
mis-directed/spent :read: :stop: :hi: :)
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: jmac on March 05, 2016, 09:28:57 PM
Then again, the walls were only supposed to be there for six months in '69 and it's been almost 47 years since they've been up (and increased in number)... It made me wonder whether the "peace" walls truly brought peace and the research was born!

I figured I might give you some updates: I have contacted the PSNI under the Freedom of Information act 2000, inquiring about annual police costs in the month of July over the past few years to see if any of it has increased. They're supposed to send me an answer within 20 days so I'll keep you all updated.
Ah!!! so you've went from asking us for information to giving us information  ??? ::)

What would the cost of PSNI policing during the month of July have to do with peace walls  ??? ::)

 
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: RebeccaK on March 05, 2016, 09:42:14 PM
Ah!!! so you've went from asking us for information to giving us information  ??? ::)

What would the cost of PSNI policing during the month of July have to do with peace walls  ??? ::)

It has to do with the marches held in the month of July. My logic would be that because of separating communities from one another, these marches provide even more of a clash between the communities and thus a higher police cost when trying to bring some order. I emailed them (the PSNI) an initial request to please send me information on the years 1980-2015, but got an email back saying that they likely didn't hold information prior to April 2009 so now I'm taking that part of the research apart and trying to see if there's been a staggering growth in cost in those years.

I hope that answers your question :)
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: jmac on March 06, 2016, 12:22:54 AM

It has to do with the marches held in the month of July. My logic would be that because of separating communities from one another, these marches provide even more of a clash between the communities and thus a higher police cost when trying to bring some order. I emailed them (the PSNI) an initial request to please send me information on the years 1980-2015, but got an email back saying that they likely didn't hold information prior to April 2009 so now I'm taking that part of the research apart and trying to see if there's been a staggering growth in cost in those years.

I hope that answers your question :)
I would suggest you to E mail the PSNI on the cost of policing the dissident Republicans who are intent on continuing the murder and bombing on our streets as well ;)
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: edmor on March 06, 2016, 01:53:43 AM

It has to do with the marches held in the month of July. My logic would be that because of separating communities from one another, these marches provide even more of a clash between the communities and thus a higher police cost when trying to bring some order. I emailed them (the PSNI) an initial request to please send me information on the years 1980-2015, but got an email back saying that they likely didn't hold information prior to April 2009 so now I'm taking that part of the research apart and trying to see if there's been a staggering growth in cost in those years.

I hope that answers your question :)
               

         I guess my logic is a wee bit flawed, I would have thought that the walls would separate the marchers from those who have an objection to the parades thus reducing the chance of violent confrontation ergo less burden on the security forces.  There has been an increase in policing costs in recent years as far as I know, due to a parade being blocked and I have noticed that the people crying loudest about the cost are those preventing the parade completion.
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: doare. on March 06, 2016, 07:57:22 AM
Doare I have lived in Belfast most of my life and the nearest I have come to the peace wall is pictures and film on telly! It maybe has outlived it's use ? ;
I lived less than a stones throw from the percy st peaceline....grew up on townsend st, the 12th of july every year was unbelievable, the celebrators were escorted from sandy row right up durham st across divis st, then along twnsend st, carrying falgs and singing crazy singe, the ruc lined the sidewalks as their escort til they reached the shankill...at one street interval, at half way mark.. there was always a large gang of attackers, they would wade into police and loyalists alike, there was mayhem ever year for as long as I could remember, I lived on the divis st end...top half of our street was protestant , bottom half catholic. .then I moved into percy st...right beside the peace line there...some craic..
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: chi on March 06, 2016, 03:34:55 PM


I lived less than a stones throw from the percy st peaceline....grew up on townsend st, the 12th of july every year was unbelievable, the celebrators were escorted from sandy row right up durham st across divis st, then along twnsend st, carrying falgs and singing crazy singe, the ruc lined the sidewalks as their escort til they reached the shankill...at one street interval, at half way mark.. there was always a large gang of attackers, they would wade into police and loyalists alike, there was mayhem ever year for as long as I could remember, I lived on the divis st end...top half of our street was protestant , bottom half catholic. .then I moved into percy st...right beside the peace line there...some craic..

That's a vivid image!!! :punish:

Some folks call that the good ould days ???

Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: bluebird on March 06, 2016, 03:58:08 PM
I lived less than a stones throw from the percy st peaceline....grew up on townsend st, the 12th of july every year was unbelievable, the celebrators were escorted from sandy row right up durham st across divis st, then along twnsend st, carrying falgs and singing crazy singe, the ruc lined the sidewalks as their escort til they reached the shankill...at one street interval, at half way mark.. there was always a large gang of attackers, they would wade into police and loyalists alike, there was mayhem ever year for as long as I could remember, I lived on the divis st end...top half of our street was protestant , bottom half catholic. .then I moved into percy st...right beside the peace line there...some craic..
Wow! Doare If I have made that nightmare to come back into your mind, I am really, honestly, Sorry.  Bluebird.

Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: RebeccaK on March 06, 2016, 04:01:38 PM
               

         I guess my logic is a wee bit flawed, I would have thought that the walls would separate the marchers from those who have an objection to the parades thus reducing the chance of violent confrontation ergo less burden on the security forces.  There has been an increase in policing costs in recent years as far as I know, due to a parade being blocked and I have noticed that the people crying loudest about the cost are those preventing the parade completion.

Your logic isn't flawed. It's just that I would reason that since these groups usually live divided and don't see each other as often, it would be a big deal if marchers went through Catholic streets/neighbourhoods.
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: McNamee on March 06, 2016, 04:03:28 PM
Anybody any idea when exactly the peace walls went up? ??? ???
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: RebeccaK on March 06, 2016, 04:22:03 PM
Anybody any idea when exactly the peace walls went up? ??? ???

1969, at least the first one, I believe. It was shortly after O'Neil's term.
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: chi on March 06, 2016, 05:18:31 PM
It's good to hear that folks are
 addressing the wall issues :read: O0

Quote
excerpts from NI Observer Sean O"Hagan  (2012)

, the International Fund for Ireland, an independent organisation promoting reconciliation in Northern Ireland, announced that it will fund a £2m project aimed at bringing down the Belfast peace walls "by building confidence between the communities". Given the slow pace of political change in Northern Ireland, that may take some time.

Chris O'Halloran, co-ordinator of the Belfast Interface Project, which has mapped out the city's interfaces in detail, is cautiously optimistic. "The most important thing is to work at the speed of local communities, listening to their fears and trying to address those fears. I would suggest that it might be wise to concentrate on removing the interfaces that are the least contentious and to build slowly on those small successes. That said, it will be a slow process and the biggest walls may well be the last to come down, but come down, I think they will."

"As it is, we have a situation where 80% of the funding for community-relations-based project in Belfast comes from sources outside government," says O'Halloran, "and the big funding projects from Europe and America that followed the ceasefires are now all into their exit strategies. There is a real danger that Belfast will sleepwalk into a twin-speed city marked by areas of affluence and areas of great deprivation."The big question raised by a walk through the troubled and divided communities of north Belfast is: why didn't the millions of pounds of post-ceasefire development money poured into the city filter out to the most beleaguered areas at a greater rate? And what will those communities do in the face of the imminent drying up of funding?

This is a real fear expressed by all the people on the ground that I spoke to. "I'll probably get into trouble for saying this," says Sgt Caskey, "but Belfast doesn't stop at Royal Avenue. People around here have to feel part of the new, regenerated city, too, not excluded from it. And the people who are working hardest on the ground to bring down the walls in people's heads need acknowledgment, too.

"It will take a while to change things, but it needs that kind of courage and it needs a plan. We're all in this together and it benefits everyone to have a 21st-century city that is not stigmatised by walls that keep people apart."
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: doare. on March 07, 2016, 09:03:35 AM
Wow! Doare If I have made that nightmare to come back into your mind, I am really, honestly, Sorry.  Bluebird.

hi bluebird, many in Belfast never experienced some of this stuff..more power to them..no longer a nitemare..lol  even then we accepted to some degree, it would all blow over...til the following year..we are prisoners of history, fostered by sick politicians..to get elected..looking back from here, it seems like a million years ago...
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: doare. on March 07, 2016, 09:11:14 AM

1969, at least the first one, I believe. It was shortly after O'Neil's term.
there were make shift barricades in the catholic areas..the fringe areas , like the space between it became depopulated in some places...assaninations and other activities, like bottle throwing, eventually the walls spread...the walls are in the minds of the people..every election since partition was a head count...flag waving debacle..it looks like direct rule from Britain for the foreseeable future..
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: JackM on March 07, 2016, 01:10:08 PM
I lived 44 years in divis st...from 42 til 86. .that's the worst of the "troubles" accounted for  I would reckon, so I am totally qualified to give my 2d's worth....

I thought the researcher was looking for a `here and now` update, not one from 30 years ago.   :o That being the case, we could all have given our 2d worth.  :D
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: JackM on March 07, 2016, 01:24:04 PM
there were make shift barricades in the catholic areas..the fringe areas , like the space between it became depopulated in some places...assaninations and other activities, like bottle throwing, eventually the walls spread...the walls are in the minds of the people..every election since partition was a head count...flag waving debacle..it looks like direct rule from Britain for the foreseeable future..

Certainly, New Barnsley, Moyard, Springfield Road, Grosvenor Road, Ardoyne, Ligoneil, Oldpark, Suffolk, Crumlin Road, Duncairn Gardens, Cupar Street, Cliftonville Road, Broadway, Donegall Road & Antrim Road to name but a few, became depopulated, for a certain religion. :)
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: RebeccaK on March 07, 2016, 01:40:42 PM
I thought the researcher was looking for a `here and now` update, not one from 30 years ago.   :o That being the case, we could all have given our 2d worth.  :D

It was, but it's interesting to hear from people who have previously lived in Belfast for a long time! I could send you the survey, if you'd like to take it? Again, it is anonymous.
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: doare. on March 07, 2016, 09:44:13 PM
I thought the researcher was looking for a `here and now` update, not one from 30 years ago.   :o That being the case, we could all have given our 2d worth.  :D
the past is contained in the present, the present lives to bring forth the future...james joyce...to understand the present we need to understand where we came from, to change the future ? means we have to change the present....does not mean living in the past...learning from where we went off course.....does not mean banging drums to commemorate 1690 either...lol
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: doare. on March 07, 2016, 09:46:57 PM

Certainly, New Barnsley, Moyard, Springfield Road, Grosvenor Road, Ardoyne, Ligoneil, Oldpark, Suffolk, Crumlin Road, Duncairn Gardens, Cupar Street, Cliftonville Road, Broadway, Donegall Road & Antrim Road to name but a few, became depopulated, for a certain religion. :)

true, all kinds suffered, the state is a failure from the beginning, it was heralded in with gun battles, troubles, in the 20s, the 30s, the 40s the 50s then from there all the way to now.
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: edmor on March 07, 2016, 10:57:43 PM
true, all kinds suffered, the state is a failure from the beginning, it was heralded in with gun battles, troubles, in the 20s, the 30s, the 40s the 50s then from there all the way to now.

       Aye. "Look what you made us do"      ;)
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: doare. on March 08, 2016, 04:40:29 AM

       Aye. "Look what you made us do"      ;)
I know its all your fault....lol
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: JackM on March 09, 2016, 12:52:10 PM
the past is contained in the present, the present lives to bring forth the future...james joyce...to understand the present we need to understand where we came from, to change the future ? means we have to change the present....does not mean living in the past...learning from where we went off course.....does not mean banging drums to commemorate 1690 either...lol

A ha, its all King Billy`s fault then.  :D
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: JackM on March 09, 2016, 12:56:28 PM
true, all kinds suffered, the state is a failure from the beginning, it was heralded in with gun battles, troubles, in the 20s, the 30s, the 40s the 50s then from there all the way to now.

Since 1922 the overwhelming vast majority of people just want / wanted to live in peace and get on with their lives. It was / is the small minority of people who don't accept the State of Northern Ireland who are the problem and they are usually the ones with the bombs and guns.   :)
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: Dot/dash on March 09, 2016, 12:59:07 PM
A ha, its all King Billy`s fault then.  :D

 :D
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: RebeccaK on March 14, 2016, 01:21:40 PM
Bump! I'm still looking for people willing to take the survey.
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: Dot/dash on March 14, 2016, 04:30:21 PM


I see you've been relegated to the classified section       you may now have to wait until the cows home     
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: Marshmallow on March 16, 2016, 08:19:15 PM
http://www.u.tv/News/2016/03/16/Peace-line-residents-have-poorer-mental-health-55861
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: McNamee on March 16, 2016, 08:40:09 PM
Marshmallow, I am not surprised, it must be terrible for everyone who lives near a peace wall...They have my sympathy...altho I do think it would be worse if the Walls were taken down...imo
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: doare. on March 16, 2016, 09:35:42 PM
Marshmallow, I am not surprised, it must be terrible for everyone who lives near a peace wall...They have my sympathy...altho I do think it would be worse if the Walls were taken down...imo
I lived in percy st for a few years, we had an AA meeting in one of the houses slated for demolition, I was setting the meeting up one night, I heard noises, it was the brit patrol, black faces and all, the officer looked around the room at the slogans and paraphernalia, he asked me "what is this? I said it is a movement to help people to sober up, he said, really? that is the most positive thing I have seen here, it is sure needed..lol.. "carry on"..and they departed...it was difficult at first to get anyone to come, because it was so close to the peace line, people from white rock and other nationalist areas are fairly secure, they are not on the edge as it were....
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: Marshmallow on March 16, 2016, 10:05:24 PM
Thankfully I never lived near the walls but as they are now being progressively taken down, I hope people aren't thrown back into fear of the other side. If they are, then the walls might well be resurrected.

From the tragic events of the past two weeks, it seems there are still people out there who would love to see just that!  :(
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: RebeccaK on April 06, 2016, 08:54:44 PM
Hello all! I just wanted to give you a short update as I have not been online for a while:

The research is going great! Just today I received information from the PSNI on police costs during the marching season. They were very thorough in their response and I'm really, really glad it worked, because I can now show that indeed, police costs have risen since 2010. I initially wanted to start from 2009, but the stats weren't complete, so I am now going for the past few years.

Now all the research that's left for me to do is to read up some more on the Troubles so that I can get a clearer vision of how to fill in my paper. Added to that, I need to put this into a European perspective, but I feel this is going to work out very well :)
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: McNamee on April 06, 2016, 08:56:48 PM
All the best and I hope it all goes well for you.

Good luck O0
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: brixmis on April 27, 2016, 12:30:40 PM
I grew up in the 70s and 80s in north Belfast.
We used to enjoy what has now been labelled as "recreational rioting" in Alexandra Park. It was fighting for something to do. In all those years the park was never divided.
However, in 1994 when the alleged peace agreement was made, they put metal railings across the park to keep both sides apart.
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: RebeccaK on May 03, 2016, 08:53:40 PM
Hello all! Another short update. I just finished the draft version of my paper which will be discussed in our seminar next Tuesday. The final version is due later this month and I am guessing that by June, I will have my final grade. I'll need to translate it into English for those of you who want to read it, but that is no big deal seeing as a lot of you have helped me out so much.  :)
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: Happy Harry on May 03, 2016, 09:50:55 PM
That's fantastic! It would be great if you could translate it into English, Irish and Ulster Scots, in keeping with our new spirit of inclusiveness.
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: doare. on May 03, 2016, 10:12:36 PM
Hello all! Another short update. I just finished the draft version of my paper which will be discussed in our seminar next Tuesday. The final version is due later this month and I am guessing that by June, I will have my final grade. I'll need to translate it into English for those of you who want to read it, but that is no big deal seeing as a lot of you have helped me out so much.  :)
good luck, sure if you can post it on here would be interesting to see it...
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: RebeccaK on May 03, 2016, 10:14:03 PM
Sure, if you teach me how! :P

And I'd love to post it here once it's done and graded.
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: doare. on May 03, 2016, 10:16:03 PM
Sure, if you teach me how! :P

And I'd love to post it here once it's done and graded.
what form would it be in? can you copy and paste it? I am no expert either...must be a way you can create a link, then those in interested could access it..
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: Bigali on May 03, 2016, 10:18:02 PM
what form would it be in? can you copy and paste it? I am no expert either...must be a way you can create a link, then those in interested could access it..

Come on now Doare you are a copy and paste expert !  ::)
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: RebeccaK on May 03, 2016, 10:19:07 PM
what form would it be in? can you copy and paste it? I am no expert either...must be a way you can create a link, then those in interested could access it..

It would be a word document originally, but all of the layout would be gone if I just copy-pasted it to the forum and it's approximately 4000 words long, so... that would sure be quite the read! I'll figure something out.
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: Marshmallow on May 03, 2016, 10:23:11 PM
https://www.box.com/en_GB/personal/store-files-online/

This may be the answer. If you upload the file to the site, you can post a link for others to view it.

 :)
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: JackM on May 04, 2016, 01:06:27 PM
what form would it be in? can you copy and paste it? I am no expert either...must be a way you can create a link, then those in interested could access it..

   
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: Dot/dash on May 04, 2016, 08:55:34 PM

   

 :D
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: chi on May 04, 2016, 09:09:35 PM

It would be a word document originally, but all of the layout would be gone if I just copy-pasted it to the forum and it's approximately 4000 words long, so... that would sure be quite the read! I'll figure something out.

Congratulations! Rebeccak :hi: :read: ;D
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: RebeccaK on May 08, 2016, 04:49:38 PM
Hey all, just figured I'd post a link to a topic I made here as well: http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=65692.new#new

Long story short: I'm coming to Belfast in June! Would love to meet some of you, drinks are on me of course. Not looking for any interviews anymore, so don't worry :)
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: doare. on May 09, 2016, 08:33:53 AM
Hey all, just figured I'd post a link to a topic I made here as well: http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=65692.new#new

Long story short: I'm coming to Belfast in June! Would love to meet some of you, drinks are on me of course. Not looking for any interviews anymore, so don't worry :)
lol
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: RebeccaK on May 09, 2016, 09:11:29 AM
lol

Yeah well figured I'd add the last part as people seemed scared of me :P
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: doare. on May 09, 2016, 09:59:07 PM
Yeah well figured I'd add the last part as people seemed scared of me :P
its the dour scots in them, I doubt ye will understand that one...lol
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: Bigali on May 09, 2016, 10:03:38 PM
its the dour scots in them, I doubt ye will understand that one...lol

 ???
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: RebeccaK on May 09, 2016, 10:20:02 PM
its the dour scots in them, I doubt ye will understand that one...lol

What, like Groundskeeper Willie :P ? I recall something about Ulster Scots but what/who they are eludes me at the moment.
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: doare. on May 10, 2016, 10:06:31 AM

What, like Groundskeeper Willie :P ? I recall something about Ulster Scots but what/who they are eludes me at the moment.
hey don't worry about it, it is nay all that important...more like oor wullie...lol
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: Dot/dash on May 10, 2016, 05:42:21 PM
its the dour scots in them, I doubt ye will understand that one...lol

why single out the Scots doare         I can think of dour  French/English/Irish/Welsh         people that I

know only too well         :o :o
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: RebeccaK on May 11, 2016, 02:28:44 PM
My draft essay - so not the final paper - got graded a 70/100! I'm quite happy with that. I got nice comments from my lecturer and now just need to fine-tune some things, work on the survey responses that I got and make it better readable instead of just copy-pasting the responses.

All in all, the comments were very positive.
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: chi on May 11, 2016, 05:07:54 PM
My draft essay - so not the final paper - got graded a 70/100! I'm quite happy with that. I got nice comments from my lecturer and now just need to fine-tune some things, work on the survey responses that I got and make it better readable instead of just copy-pasting the responses.

All in all, the comments were very positive.

 O0  that must feel good to complete an assignment :drinks:
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: RebeccaK on May 30, 2016, 11:44:49 AM
Hey guys!

Today, I received my mark on my final paper and I was graded an 8/10, which made up fifty percent of my final mark on the course! Understandably I'm very happy with this result and I'm very grateful for all your help and support. I will get to translating the paper into English.

Talk soon!

Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: brixmis on May 30, 2016, 12:47:59 PM
Congratulations! :clapping: O0
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: McNamee on May 30, 2016, 03:28:27 PM
Well Done, delighted for you.
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: RebeccaK on June 10, 2016, 11:39:12 AM
Hello all,

I'm currently working on translating the paper for you. My trip to Belfast has been delayed by a couple of days, so now I'll be there in the week of the 12th! Still very excited of course :)
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: James James on June 10, 2016, 06:27:07 PM
Hello all, I'm currently working on translating the paper for you. My trip to Belfast has been delayed by a couple of days, so now I'll be there in the week of the 12th! Still very excited of course :)
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p009w523 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p009w523)

You might be eligible for some student discounts in Britain.
https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=student+discounts+for+tourists+in+britain (https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=student+discounts+for+tourists+in+britain)
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: RebeccaK on June 11, 2016, 10:23:37 AM
Hi James! No, that's true, but I had to wait and see when the uni resits were planned. I couldn't plan anything until July - we wanted to go in the week of the 4th, but that might have been too early. We're arriving in Dublin on the 12th (if I'm not mistaken), then going up North to be in some town for a bit (something with a D. - the name eludes me, I'll ask my mother) and then finally going to Belfast! Will definitely take a look at the links, thanks so much for posting them! :)
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: James James on June 11, 2016, 06:02:07 PM
Jeeze, it's good job that you're not a student of geography.! Perhaps those Dutch herbal cafes are partly responsible. How is your BF meeting invitation coming along, have you got any prospective attendees.?
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: RebeccaK on June 11, 2016, 06:26:17 PM
Jeeze, it's good job that you're not a student of geography.! Perhaps those Dutch herbal cafes are partly responsible. How is your BF meeting invitation coming along, have you got any prospective attendees.?

Lol no indeed, my geography is terrible. I used to believe "D.C." in "Washington D.C." stood for "Da city", even though that was quite a while ago  :D
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Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: RebeccaK on June 30, 2016, 02:30:52 PM
At last, I have finished the translation of my paper! I am just wondering how to post it, because it's quite extensive.
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: James James on June 30, 2016, 08:07:00 PM
What kind of text format file is it. ? If it's in the form of a PDF document format file, you can upload it quickly and easily to the following site, that will produce a link to the uploaded document, you can then post that link and your document can be read online by your readers, and it can also be downloaded and saved for offline viewing by them if they wish to. No need for the poster or the reader, to sign up, log in, or use an email address or anything like that.

https://www.docdroid.net/ (https://www.docdroid.net/)     For example... http://docdro.id/z5VW2vD (http://docdro.id/z5VW2vD)

If your document isn't already in PDF document file format, there are similar facilities available for use with other document tile formats, and also there are facilities for converting those document file formats to PDF format.
 
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: RebeccaK on July 04, 2016, 10:05:25 AM
hi James! I'm currently trying to see what I can do. Didn't see your post earier, I'll have to convert it to PDF first :)
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: RebeccaK on July 04, 2016, 11:03:34 AM
The paper has been posted in the following topic: http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=66092.new#new
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: Marshmallow on July 04, 2016, 12:00:14 PM
Well done Rebecca. Enjoyed reading it. 👍👍👍

Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: doare. on July 04, 2016, 11:10:18 PM
The paper has been posted in the following topic: http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=66092.new#new
gave it a look over, well presented, there would be some disagreement on some issues in Belfast I would imagine, postedit into my favourites to examine later....congrats on finishing it...it is sad seeing the other separations among groups in Europe..."when will we ever learn"?
Title: Re: University research - interviews wanted!
Post by: James James on November 30, 2017, 04:48:11 AM
As was said above, the academic research essay that this research assistance request was made in regard to creating, can be read online on this link below, and it can also be downloaded and saved for offline reading if the reader wishes to.

"paper on the peace walls"
http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,66092.0.html (http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,66092.0.html)

A recent and similar, and related, research assistance request for research assistance with a new and similar academic research project has been posted on the link below.

"Essay on emigration - participants wanted! "
http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,71018.0.html (http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,71018.0.html)