Researcher: Fiona Matley
Supervisor: Dr. Emma Davies
Telephone: +44 (0)1865 741111
Department of Psychology, Social Work and Public Health,
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Oxford Brookes University
12 May 2016
Do you eat and drink?
Then this survey is for you.
You are being invited to take part in a research study. To help you decide whether or not to take part, please read the following information about why the research is being done.
What is the purpose of the study?
Many people find it difficult to adopt a healthier lifestyle, and there can be many reasons for this. This purpose of this research is to look at links between health knowledge, beliefs and behaviours, and in particular, how this is connected to the consumption of alcohol.
Who is eligible to take part in this study?
You are invited to take part if you are an adult aged 18+ years.
Do I have to take part?
No. It is up to you to decide whether or not to take part. If you do decide to take part you will be asked to confirm your consent and following this you are free to withdraw any unprocessed data before completing the survey.
What will happen to me if I take part?
You are invited to participate in an online questionnaire. The questionnaire takes about 15 minutes to complete and includes questions about your health knowledge, beliefs and behaviours.
What are the possible benefits and risks of taking part?
There are no specific benefits to you in taking part. However the research will contribute to our understanding of psychological processes involved in health decision making (this is the first time these factors have been studied in this combination) and some people enjoy sharing their views through participating in surveys.
You are being asked about your personal views on health matters so there are no incorrect ways to answer questions. If you want to find out more about health advice and guidance, you will find information on how to do this at the end of the survey, along with further details about the aims and the potential implications of this study.
Will what I say in this study be kept confidential?
You will not be asked to give your name or any identification during this research, so all the information you give will be anonymous. Only the researcher and supervisor will have access to the data, which will be stored in accordance with the University's policy on Academic Integrity. No IP addresses will be stored and the online questionnaire software used here will not store IP addresses.
The data will be used for a Master of Science (MSc) dissertation and may form part of a published article or conference/seminar paper. The data generated in the course of the research will be kept securely in either paper or electronic form and will be destroyed one year following award of the MSc degree. If the data is likely to be used for a publication or conference paper, it may be kept for a period of ten years after the completion of the research project.
What should I do if I want to take part?
If you wish to take part, please continue to the online survey or contact the researcher using the details above if you have any other questions, or would prefer to have the questionnaire in an alternative format (e.g. print).
Who is organising and funding the research?
The research is being conducted in part fulfilment of an MSc in Psychology at Oxford Brookes University.
Who has reviewed the study?
This study has been approved by the Department of Psychology Research Ethics Committee at Oxford Brookes University [1516/153 Matley]. If you have any concerns about the way in which the study has been conducted, you can contact the Psychology Research Ethics Officer, Morag MacLean, on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact for Further Information
For further information regarding this study please contact the experimenter or supervisor, their contact details can be found above.
Thank you for taking time to read this information.