You are invited to take part in a research study examining the relationship between well-being and your awareness of physical and emotional states.
Before you make a decision about whether to take part or not, it is important for you to understand why the research is taking place, and what it will involve. Please take the time to read the following information sheet carefully, and discuss it with other people if you so wish. Please contact the researcher if you would like more information. Take time to decide if you would like to take part.
Who is doing this research? This research is being conducted by Dr Leanne Andrews (University of Essex) and Professor Stephen Joseph (University of Nottingham).
What is the purpose of the study? This research aims to explore the relationship between a new measure of well-being and awareness of physical and emotional states.
Who can take part? Any adult over the age of 18 years can take part in the study.
Do I have to take part? There is no obligation to take part in this research.
What will I have to do if I agree to take part? This research takes the form of an online questionnaire study which you can access by clicking the link at the bottom of this page. You only need to complete the questions once, [NOTE: consider test-retest reliability - possible 2-3wk follow up??] which should take approximately 20 minutes of your time.
Will my responses be kept confidential? All information will be kept securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998). All results from the survey will be kept completely anonymous, and you will not be expected to provide your name or contact details. [If you would like to be contacted in 2-3 weeks time to complete the follow up to this study there will be an option at the end of the survey to provide your email address. These email addresses will be stored securely and accessed only by the researcher when you are invited to complete the follow up survey. If you would like to complete the follow up you will be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 Amazon voucher as a thank you for your additional time. Once the survey has been closed a winner will be selected at random and will receive their voucher by email. After this all email addresses will be deleted.]
Can I withdraw from the study after I have started to complete the survey? You can withdraw from the study at any time before selecting the 'submit' button at the end of the survey. If you do not select the submit button, your data will be deleted. However, as this questionnaire is entirely anonymous you will be unable to withdraw once your answers have been submitted as the researcher will be unable to tell which answers belong to you.
What happens when the research study stops? The results of this research will be written up for publication in an academic journal and may be presented at a conference. It will not be possible to identify you in these reports.
Who has reviewed the study? The research protocol has been reviewed by the Faculty Research Ethics Committee at the University of Essex and approved.
Will I be able to see the results of the study? If you would like to see a summary of the results, these will be available from December 2014. Information on how to access the results will be provided on the debriefing page at the end of the survey. Individual feedback will not be possible, as the data will be stored anonymously.
Who should I contact if I want more information, or wish to make a complaint, about the study? You can contact the researchers, Dr Leanne Andrews (email@example.com, or Professor Stephen Joseph (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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