When will you share your findings?

We will regularly share our study findings through various channels (eg. tip sheets, blog posts, social media updates, academic publications, and presentations etc.) throughout the duration of the study. The best way to stay up to date is by following us on Instagram or Facebook.

How are you protecting participants’ privacy/data?

The DREAMS research team takes our responsibility as guardians of participants’ information very seriously. We have several procedures in place to keep your data and privacy secure and protected. DREAMS has approval and oversight from the NTU Institutional Review Board (IRB), ensuring compliance with the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA). The NTU-IRB ensures the protection of human subjects involved […]

What happens if I don’t complete the surveys?

Opting out of any surveys will not affect your relationship with the National Institute of Education or Ministry of Education or impact any ongoing assessment/grades. You may skip any questions you do not wish to answer.

When will I receive my voucher?

You will receive a $10 voucher for your 2023 participation either when our research team visits your school in Term 2 2024 or electronically via email. The voucher for completing 2024 surveys will be given to you next year (2025).

Why am I a part of this study?

You were invited to this study either as a part of the 2023 Secondary 1 cohort of one of the 28 schools selected for this study, or as a current participant of the SKIP(-UP) study.

Do I have to do the surveys?

You decide whether to complete the surveys. While participation is voluntary, we encourage you to take part. Your survey responses are a direct contribution to meaningful research that can positively influence policies and practices related to your education and well-being. It’s a chance to have your voice heard and make a real impact. Since this […]

What is a longitudinal cohort study?  

A longitudinal cohort study is a research project where we observe and gather information from a group of people (that’s you and ~7000 other students) over an extended period, like several years. The goal is to understand how your experiences and choices shape your lives as you progress through secondary school and beyond.