research has indicated that videogames can increase short-term aggression
levels and can be a potential risk for antisocial behaviour. The current study
aims to investigate the extent of immersion a gamer feels after playing a
videogame, and gamers' aggression levels and moral stance.
have been invited to participate in the current study as you have been
identified as a videogame player.
note that this study is for over 18s only.
It is up to you to decide whether
or not to take part in this study. If you do decide to participate and would
like to keep this information sheet for future reference, please email me using
the contact details above and I can email you a copy. Please read this
information carefully before proceeding to the questionnaire. Submission of
completed questionnaires will be treated as consent to participate in
If you do decide to take part,
you are still free to withdraw at any time and without giving a reason. Closing
your Internet browser prior to submitting will be classed as a withdrawal. If
you have already submitted your questionnaire and then decide to withdraw,
please email me using the contact details above and I will remove your
are two parts of this study. In part one, participants are asked to fill in a
questionnaire of around 40 questions, which should take less than 10 minutes to
complete. Participants are asked to refrain from playing any videogames for at
least an hour before completing the questionnaire. Part two will take place two
weeks after the initial questionnaire. Participants will be emailed and asked
to play a videogame of the researcher’s choice (which the participant has
stated they own and regularly play). Participants are asked to play this game
for an hour, directly before completing a further questionnaire of around 60
questions (less than 15 minutes to complete). Participants will have a month to
complete stage two of the study.
game play can occur during the intervening period between study one and two.
The disadvantages of this study is that it's quite time consuming and could potentially interrupt your day and usual gameplaying.
The benefits of
taking part in this study is that you might find it interesting and
enjoyable. You will also be helping me with my dissertation project while playing
videogames for science.
information collected will be kept strictly confidential (subject to legal
limitations). No IP addresses or names of participants will be stored. All
questionnaire responses will be referred to by ID numbers to keep anonymity,
however participants will need to provide email addresses so they can be
contacted with information on the second part of the study. Participant email
addresses will be deleted immediately after data has been collected. Privacy will be ensured in the collection,
storage and publication of all research material in accordance with the
University’s policy on Academic Integrity.
you would like to take part, please click on the 'next page' button on the lower right of the screen.
Please note, on clicking the 'next page' button this will be you consenting to take part in this study.
results from both questionnaires will be analysed and written up for my
dissertation as part of a MSc Psychology course at Oxford Brookes University.
If you wish to be sent a summary of the findings, then please let me know using
the contact information above. A copy of the
analysis can be emailed to you by the end of May or a copy of the completed
study can be provided in August. This
study will be for educational purposes; however, results may be included in
publication later occurs, the data generated by the study will be retained by
the supervisor in accordance with the University's policy on Academic Integrity and may be kept securely
for a period of ten years after the completion of the research project.
study is being conducted for a MSc Psychology dissertation project for Oxford
Brookes University, under the supervision of Dr. Ben Kenward. Contact details
are provided above.
research has been approved by the Psychology Research Ethics Committee, at Oxford
you have any concerns about the way in which the study is being conducted,
please contact the Psychology Research Ethics Officer, Morag MacLean on email@example.com.
don’t hesitate to contact myself or my supervisor with any questions or queries
you may have about this study. Contact details are provided above.
you for taking the time to read this.