Welcome to our study

Personlaity Traits and Judgements of Exploitability from Faces

 Thank you for taking the time to participate in this study. My name is Shum Yi Shuen Valerie, and I am an MSc student at The University of Bath. The data collected from this study will count towards my final dissertation project. 

Before you decide whether you would like to take part, please read the following information carefully.
You are eligible to participate if you are over the age of 16, however, your participation is entirely voluntary. If you choose to take part, you will be asked to provide consent on the next page.

About this study
This study is part of a 3rd year Psychology dissertation project at the University of Bath, investigating the perception of faces.

What does the study involve?
You will firstly be asked a few demographic questions. Next, you will be asked to complete a short questionnaire. Then participants will view multiple pairs of different faces and be asked to choose the face that looks most exploitable. It should take around 10 to 15 minutes to complete but there is no time limit for completion. After you complete the survey, you will be informed in more detail about the specific aims and hypotheses of this study and will have the chance to ask further questions by contacting the researcher.

Will my information be kept confidential?
The information you provide in this study is anonymous. No identifying information will be asked of you, but if you believe any information will make you identifiable you can choose not to answer. The data will solely be used as part of a dissertation project and will not be shared with anyone except the researcher and project supervisor.

As the information you provide in this study is anonymous, it will not be possible to withdraw your data upon completion of the study. However, you can choose to end your participation and withdraw your data at any time during the study, with no negative consequences, by closing your browser.

Are there any risks associated with taking part in this study?
There are no identified risks in taking part in this research.

If you have any questions or concerns about the study, please contact either:
Project researcher: Shum Yi Shuen   Email: yss40@bath.ac.uk
Project supervisor:  Anthony Little   Email: A.little@bath.ac.uk


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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.

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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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