Call for participants - PhD research

Hi all!

I’m PhD researcher in Philosophy at Glasgow University investigating awareness during dreamless sleep. As some of you might know, this sort of awareness is usually achieved through the practice of dream yoga and is characterised by being a contentless or ‘pure’ awareness.

I’m looking for participants to undertake 1:1 interviews. If you wish to participate, I’d require you to answer this online survey that covers different aspects of your sleep experience and to leave your email at the end so I can contact you. You can also participate in the survey even if you don’t want to be interviewed.

https://survey.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6zBXR8J8cwhxCyp

Many thanks! :relaxed:

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Hi Adriana, welcome to Night Club! I took that survey – it was quick and easy, highly recommend other Night Clubbers do the same.

~ArthurG

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Umm… I presume the survey is for people who are quite/well established in dream yoga?

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No, it isn’t, everyone can participate since the survey covers different aspects of your sleep experience :slight_smile:

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Many thanks ArthurG! :slight_smile:

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Took the survey. Yep, it’s quick, easy, and safe! :grinning:
All the best for your research, Adriana! It’s a cool topic for research :slightly_smiling_face:

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@Adriana_AS I just took the survey. I noticed that it focusses mostly on last month’s experiences…

That does mean though that if one had a „low“ form in the last month regarding lucid dream/sleep (like in my case), one would still only answer the questions for that period, i.e. not reflecting on more lucid time periods and respective experiences.

Why is the focus so strongly on last month only? Wouldn’t the survey miss out on some good data for previous time periods? just wondering

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Hi @KhyungMar and thanks for answering it!

Yes, many participants have asked the same and I’m aware the ‘within the last month’ condition might be a bit frustrating (it is frustrating for me too, since it also decreases the number of potential good participants for the interview phase :slight_smile:). The reason for this is that this in an empirical study, and for the reports of sleep experiences to be really valid, those should be gathered upon awakening (and ideally in a sleep lab). The longer it has passed between the experience and the report, the more chances for the report to be contaminated with confabulation and loss of recollection. So I tried to lessen the impact of this by asking participants to report about their most recent experience (within a month maximum). I am indeed missing it a lot of valuable data, but at the same time, all this will highly be considered if I want the results to be published in scientific journals, so it’s a bit of a trade off! :slight_smile:

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Yes, I can understand that trade-off. Best regards and success with the study!

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