Welcome to our study

Investigating modern day texting

Before you decide whether you would like to take part, please read the following information carefully.

What is this study about?

You are invited to take part in this online study that investigates modern day texting.

What will I be required to do?

You will read a series of texts and then rate their positivity or negativity. You will then complete a short questionnaire.

How long will it take?

The study will approximately take 15 minutes.

What will happen to my data?

The information that you provide in this study is entirely anonymous and confidential. You will not be asked to provide any identifying information. The anonymous responses will be accessible to the researcher and supervisor only for analytical purposes and stored securely on a password protected computer upon collection. This study is part of a Psychology second year research project at the University of Bath.

Can I withdraw from the study?

Yes. Your participation in this study is voluntary. You can withdraw from the study at any given point without having to give a reason. If you wish to withdraw you can simply exit your web browser. Once you have submitted your responses it will not be possible to withdraw your data as it will be anonymized. That is, we will not be able to identify your data to that of other participants.

Contact information

If you require more information please contact Dr Anthony Little (a.little@bath.ac.uk) or the Psychology Ethics Committee (psychology-ethics@bath.ac.uk).


Please select all the boxes below to show that you have read and understood the following statements. By checking the boxes and pressing "Continue" below to proceed, you are providing informed consent to take part in the experiment. If you do not consent to participate, please exit the study by closing the browser window.

I confirm that I have read and understand the subject information provided for this study.

I understand that my participation in this research is entirely voluntary and I understand that I have the right to withdraw from the study at any point, without having to give a reason.

I understand and acknowledge that the investigation is designed to promote scientific knowledge and that the University of Bath will use the data I provide for no purpose other than research.

I understand that the data I provide will be kept confidential. My name and other identifying information will not be disclosed in any presentation or publication of the research.

If you have any concerns related to your participation in this study please direct them to the Department of Psychology Research Ethics Committee, email: psychology-ethics@bath.ac.uk.

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