Participant Information Sheet
You are being invited to participate in a research study. Before you decide whether to participate, please take time to read the following information.
What is the purpose of the study?
We are interested in examining the experience of seeing a work of art directly or indirectly.
Why have I been chosen to take part?
We are looking for volunteers who are aged 16 years or older.
Do I have to take part?
Participation is completely voluntary. You are free to withdraw at any time without explanation and without incurring a disadvantage.
What will happen if I take part?
This is survey and you will see 2 scenarios described, and for each of them you are asked to choose between 3 questions. First you will be taken to a secure website. You will be asked to provide your age, gender, and nationality. It will take no more than 10 minutes.
Are there any risks in taking part?
There are no anticipated risks to you if you take part, nor are there likely to be any adverse effects.
Are there any benefits in taking part?
We hope you will find the study enjoyable, whether you are a student on a psychology degree or you are simply interested in the topic.
What if I am unhappy or if there is a problem?
If there is a problem, please to let us know by contacting the project supervisor Marco Bertamini. If you have a complaint which you feel you cannot come to us with then you should contact the Research Governance Officer on 0151 794 8290 (firstname.lastname@example.org). When contacting the Research Governance Officer, please provide details of the study (so that it can be identified).
Will my participation be kept confidential, and what will happen to the results?
All the information collected during the course of the research will be anonymous. Any personal data will be anonymised and destroyed following completion of the study. The overall results of the study will be published in academic journals.
Who can I contact if I have further questions?
If you require more information then please contact:
Marco Bertamini <email@example.com>