About this survey
Title “Judging Facial Expressions”
Researcher: Dr Jason Tipples
Invitation to participate. If you are aged between 18-60 then I am inviting you to take part in a research study. Taking part is voluntary; it is up to you to decide whether or not to take part. It is important for you to understand what the research is about and what it will involve. Please take time to read the following information carefully and discuss it with others if you wish. If anything is not clear to you or you would like more information please ask.
What is the study about? This study is designed to examine how we judge facial expressions
Why am I doing the project? To gain further understanding of how we judge facial expressions
What will you have to do if you agree to take part? First, you will complete the facial expression decision task. The task will take approximately 25 minutes and will be followed by questions about how different individuals experience and express emotion. More specific instructions will be given if you agree to take part.
How much of your time will participation involve? The experiment should take approximately 30 minutes
Will your participation in the project remain confidential? If you agree to take part, your name will not be recorded on the questionnaires and the information will not be disclosed to other parties. Your responses to the questions will be used for the purpose of this project only. You can be assured that if you take part in the project you will remain anonymous.
What are the advantages of taking part? You may find the project interesting as it relates to an issue which is a fundamental aspect of human behaviour. A short debrief will be given after the experiment (it will appear on the computer screen). You will learn about the research process.
Are there any disadvantages of taking part?
- Some of the faces will express unpleasant emotion. You may not like looking at these.
- At the end of the experiment, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire designed to measure your views about how different individuals experience and express emotion. You may not wish to give your opinion
Confidential. All measures will be completely confidential – your name or other information will not be linked to the data nor will your data be used in any way that might lead to adverse consequences for you).
Can I change my mind? Yes, you can stop taking part in the study at any time. You can do this without any negative consequences, and you do not need to provide a reason.
Storage and right to withdraw data The data will be collected as soon as submitted and stored under a password protected account on the Project Lead's OneDrive account. This meets UK and EU data protection and security standards.
You can also ask for all your data to be destroyed. If you would like to withdraw your data, please let me know by completing the following form making sure you have either your SONA number or unique number/code given at the end of experiment. The last date for data withdrawal is 30/6/21
Who can I contact for further information? You can contact me the principal investigator Dr Jason Tipples: email - email@example.com/ 0113 81 23002
If you wish to talk to an independent representative within the university and someone who is outside of this research study, please contact Dr Nova Deighton-Smith (chair of the ethics committee) on email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 0113 812 3151
Contact informationInformation about this study:
Contact email: W.Tipples@leedsbeckett.ac.uk