Participant Information Sheet
You are being invited to participate in a research study. Before you decide whether to participate, it is important for you to understand why the research is being done and what it will involve. Please take time to read the following information carefully.
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?
No. Participation in this research 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 3 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 20 minutes. You will be provided with a full explanation of the study when you are finished.
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 you are unhappy, or if there is a problem, please feel free to let us know by contacting the project supervisor Marco Bertamini. If you remain unhappy or 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 name or description of the study (so that it can be identified), the researcher(s) involved, and the details of the complaint you wish to make.
Will my participation be kept confidential, and what will happen to the results?
All the information collected about you during the course of the research will be anonymous. Any personal data will be anonymised in such a way that it will be separate from the data generated and destroyed following completion of the study. The overall results of the study will be published in academic journals.
Will my taking part be covered by an insurance scheme?
Participants taking part in a University of Liverpool ethically approved studies will have cover.
Who can I contact if I have further questions?
If you require more information then please contact:
Marco Bertamini <email@example.com>