About this survey
Title “Do faces appear angry or happy?”
Researcher: Dr Jason Tipples
Invitation to participate. You are being invited 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 faces as either happy or angry
This study has been approved by the Leeds Beckett Psychology ethics Committee and is fully compliants with the British Psychological Society Ethical principals.
Why am I doing the project? To gain further understanding of how we we judge faces as either happy or angry
What will you have to do if you agree to take part? First, you will complete the angry/happy decision task. Your task is to decide whether faces appear happy (by pressing the "h" key) or angry (by pressing the "a" key). The task will take approximately 25 minutes and will be followed by 28 questions about how you typically feel. 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. You will be asked to complete several questionnaires (designed to measure attitudes and feelings) after the experiment and you may not want to disclose information about yourself (but this 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 also ask for part or all of your data to be destroyed. You can do this without any negative consequences and you do not need to provide a reason. If you would like to withdraw your data, please let me know by 1/7/2019 by contacting me on email@example.com and quoting your participant number at the top of this sheet.
Contact informationInformation about this study:
Who can I contact for further information? If you would like further information about this study then please contact me (Dr Jason Tipples) on W.Tipples@leedsbeckett.ac.uk or phone 0113 812 23002
If you wish to talk to an independent representative within the university and someone who is outside of this research study, please contact Nova Deighton-Smith LREC Coordinator on N.L.Deighton-Smith@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Contact email: W.Tipples@leedsbeckett.ac.uk