Participant Information Sheet
Title of the project: Attitudes towards victims
The Research Project
My name is Dr Annelie Harvey and I am an Academic at the Department of Psychology, Anglia Ruskin University. I am conducting a study on “Attitudes towards victims”. You are invited to participate. My collaborator on this project is Dr Magdalena Zawisza and you can contact either of us via email:
We are conducting this study to examine how people react to different types of victims and if their views about various social norms in contemporary society are predictive of these reactions.
Data recorded in the course of this study will be analysed statistically with the aim of contributing to published work. If you wish to contact me for further information about the study, please do so. This research is funded internally by Anglia Ruskin University.
Your Participation in the Research Project
If you agree to take part in the study:
You will read a fictional story about a victim of a car accident and asked some questions regarding your attitudes towards this story. You will also be asked to fill out some questions, which will ask you about your agreement towards various social norms (e.g., “In a disaster, women ought not necessarily be rescued before men”). Finally, you will be asked some demographic information (e.g., age, gender). Your participation will take approximately 15 minutes. This study is conducted online so you can complete the study in an environment of your choosing.
There will be no risk involved in participating in this study, beyond that experienced in day-to-day life. All standard health and safety regulations will be adhered to, and a risk assessment will be completed prior to testing. There are no special precautions that you need to take before, during or after taking part in the study. Agreement to participate in this research does not compromise your legal rights should something go wrong.
Individual participants’ results from this research will remain completely anonymous. The researchers named, along with collaborators will have access to the data. Additionally, sometimes academic journals request raw data to be made accessible. If this is the case, be assured that all data will be anonymous and individual responses will not be able to be traced back to individual participants.
If you are a psychology student at Anglia Ruskin University, you can achieve 0.25 credits for your participation.
Participants will have the opportunity to enter a prize draw for a £20 Amazon gift voucher at the end of the study.
If you would like to withdraw from the study, you may do so at any time by closing the web browser.