Assignment | Situational Influences on Exam Performance

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PARTICIPANT INFORMATION SHEETTitle of Project: Understanding situational influences on exam performanceName of Investigator: Dr Anuenue Baker-KukonaYou have been invited to take part in a research study. Before you decide whether to take part it isimportant for you to understand why the research is being done and what it will involve. Please taketime to read the following information carefully, and ask us if there is anything that is not clear or if youwould like more information.What is the study about?The current study investigates individuals’ exam performance in a laboratory setting. The study’s aim isto understand how situational factors affect performance.What does the study involve?In the current study, you will be asked to complete a set of multiple-choice exams in the Psychologyresearch cubicles. The exams will include a number of general knowledge questions. After each exam,you will be asked to report the number of correct responses you made to the experimenter. You willalso be asked to provide demographic information (e.g., age, gender, ethnicity). The entire study willlast approximately 45 minutes, and you will receive 45 minutes of RPS for your participation. Inaddition, you may receive a bonus payment (up to £5) based on your performance on the exam(s).Why have I been chosen?You have been invited to participate because you meet the following inclusion criteria: 18+ years old.Do I have to take part?It is up to you to decide whether or not to take part. If you do decide to take part you will be given thisinformation sheet to keep and you will be asked to sign a consent form. If you decide to take part youare still free to withdraw at any time and without giving a reason.What if I agree to take part and then change my mind?You can withdraw from the study at any time, without giving a reason, and your data will be removedfrom the study. However, once you have completed the study, your data cannot be removed.What are the possible disadvantages and risks of taking part?The primary disadvantage of participating is that you will have to give up some of your time. Inaddition, if you have anxiety about exams, the current study could cause you to become upset.What are the possible benefits of taking part?The advantages of participating include gaining experience with psychological research andcontributing to our understanding of human cognition.What if something goes wrong? / Who can I complain to?If you have a complaint regarding anything to do with this study, you can initially approach the leadinvestigator. If this achieves no satisfactory outcome, you should then contact the Administrator for theFaculty Research Ethics Committee, Research & Commercial Office, Faculty of Health & Life Sciences,1.25 Edith Murphy House, De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH orhlsfro@dmu.ac.ukPSYC1090Introductory research methods in psychologyAssignment 1Test of differenceFORTEACHINGPURPOSES ONLYFORTEACHINGPURPOSES ONLYFORTEACHINGPURPOSES ONLY
Will my taking part in this study be kept confidential?All information which is collected about you during the course of the research will be kept on apassword protected database and is strictly confidential. You will be given an ID code which will beused instead of your name. Any identifiable information you may give will be removed and anonymised.Your data will be kept for at least 5 years from the completion of the study.What will happen to the results of the research study?Your data may be submitted in aggregate form (e.g., averaged together with other participants) forpublication or used in a report. You will not receive a copy of the findings.Who has reviewed the study?This study has been reviewed and approved by De Montfort University, Faculty of Health and LifeSciences Research Ethics Committee.Contact for Further InformationDr Anuenue Baker-KukonaDivision of PsychologyDe Montfort UniversityThe GatewayLeicester LE1 9BH UKemail: anuenue.baker-kukona@dmu.ac.uktel: +44 (0) 1162 506184Thank your for taking part in the study.PSYC1090Introductory research methods in psychologyAssignment 1Test of differenceFORTEACHINGPURPOSES ONLYFORTEACHINGPURPOSES ONLYFORTEACHINGPURPOSES ONLY
CONSENT FORMTitle of Project: Understanding situational influences on exam performanceName of Investigator: Dr Anuenue Baker-KukonaPlease initial all boxes if you agree1.I confirm that I have read and understood the information sheet for the above study. I havehad the opportunity to consider the information, ask questions and have had these answeredsatisfactorily.2.I understand that my participation is voluntary and that I am free to withdraw at any timewithout giving any reason.3.I agree to take part in this study.______________________________________________________Print name of participantDateSignature______________________________________________________Print name of person taking consentDateSignaturePSYC1090Introductory research methods in psychologyAssignment 1Test of differencexxxFORTEACHINGPURPOSES ONLYFORTEACHINGPURPOSES ONLYFORTEACHINGPURPOSES ONLY
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