About this survey
PARTICIPANT INFORMATION SHEET
How do you perceive your acting body?
You are invited to take part in a research study on how we perceive our acting body. The investigator is Miss Myrto Efstathiou. The research is supervised by Dr Anna Sedda and Dr Louise Delicato. The project has been approved by the School of Social Sciences Ethics Committee at Heriot-Watt University.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN
In this study, you will be asked to complete a series of tasks.
First, we will ask you a series of questions to determine whether you can take part in the study at the present time. Please note that participants can take part if they do not have any of the following: a neurological condition (e.g. epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, stroke), a stroke or a traumatic brain injury, arthritis, movement difficulty with their hands and/or feet, visual and hearing problems which are not corrected with the use of aids, abuse of a substance that can affect your thoughts, moods and behaviour (e.g. alcohol and drugs). We will explain the reasoning behind those questions at the end of the survey.
Next, we will ask you about your age, sex, gender, habits (e.g. exercising), health and about your hand and foot preference.
After this, you will complete a series of tasks. First you will complete a series of Implicit Associations Tests, in which you will be asked to sort words into categories, as fast as you can. Then, you will be asked to imagine and perform a series of movements Moreover, a short questionnaire will ask you to rate the vividness of imagining performing a movement.
For each task, you will be presented with specific instructions and you will also take several breaks during the experiment.
For the duration of the study, we kindly ask you to sit in a comfortable environment, preferably away from distractions. You will need access to a laptop or a desktop computer as the tasks require a response using a keyboard.
AIM OF THE PROJECT
The aim of the study is to explore how we perceive our acting body.
The study typically takes up to 1 hour and 10 minutes to complete.
You may decide to stop being a part of the research study at any time without explanation. You have the right to ask that any data you have supplied to that point be withdrawn. You have the right to omit or refuse to answer or respond to any question that is asked of you.
BENEFITS AND RISKS
There are no known benefits or risks for you in this study.
COST, REIMBURSEMENT AND COMPENSATION
Your participation in this study is voluntary. As a thank you for taking part in our study, you are welcome to enter your email address at the end of the experiment for a chance to win one of our 6 shopping vouchers, with 3 vouchers of £30 and 3 vouchers of £50.
PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY
Heriot-Watt University is the data controller for the personal data collected in this project.
We will collect and use your personal data for this project only with your consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time until the data is fully anonymised by contacting the researcher, supervisor or the data protection team using your unique ID which is going to be provided to you at the next screen.
We will keep your personal data securely and ensure that no one will link the research data you provide to any identifying information you may supply.
Once we have analysed the information you provide, we will completely anonymise your personal data so that it will not be possible to identify you from any information in the remaining dataset. After the project ends, we may use the anonymous dataset in a postgraduate research thesis and for research outputs such as articles and conference presentations.
In case you wish to be conducted for further participant recruitment opportunities that the investigator might have, we will collect your personal data (email address) with your consent, and you can withdraw your consent at any time by conducting the investigator. Once we have concluded our participant recruitment for our studies, we will safely delete your personal data (email address) from our records.
If you would like to know more about what Heriot-Watt University does with your personal data and your rights under privacy law, please visit our data protection web pages at https://www.hw.ac.uk/uk/services/information-governance/protect/privacy-and-your-data-rights.htm or contact our Data Protection Officer by email at email@example.com
Contact informationInformation about this study:
Miss Myrto Efstathiou will be glad to answer your questions about this study and provide additional information on results if requested. You may contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0) 777 866 3102
Contact email: email@example.com