Seeking Research Participants

Sep 11, 2019 17:46 by portermathew

Title of study: A Spoken Corpus of Foreign Patient Narratives for Nursing English
Investigator: Mathew Porter, Associate Professor (Fukuoka Jo Gakuin Nursing University, Faculty of Nursing)
Contact: 092-943-4174,

Purpose: I will create a collection of 100 audio recordings of stories from non-Japanese residents and visitors about their experiences seeking medical care in Japan.

Significance: These recordings will be used to create e-learning materials for Japanese nursing students focusing on improving their English listening ability and their understanding of the linguistic and cultural challenges facing non-Japanese patients.

Selection Criteria: I am looking for people who meet these conditions:
* you are at least 20 years old
* you are a non-Japanese resident or visitor in Japan
* your first language is not Japanese
* you have had at least one experience at a Japanese hospital or clinic in which you experienced culture shock or communication breakdown
* you can talk about your experience in English for 10-15 minutes.

(Ideally, I intend to recruit an equal number of men and women. Additionally, I hope to maintain a balance of 4 non-native English speakers to 1 native English speaker. Based on the number of applications already received, you may not be asked to participate in this study.)

Time Commitment: The entire session should take 45-60 minutes. You will be expected to tell your story in English for 10-15 minutes.

Location: The session can take place at Fukuoka Jo Gakuin’s Tenjin Satellite location or my office in Koga City. You will be responsible for any transportation fees.

Compensation: You will receive a 2000 yen gift card.

To Apply: If you are interested in participating, follow the link ( to submit your contact information and some basic personal data. You will be contacted within one week of submitting your details. If you have questions, please contact the investigator, Mathew Porter, at

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