You are invited to take part in a study which explores the various reasons individuals play massively multiple online role playing games (MMORPG).
The research is being conducted by Megan Christie to meet the requirements of Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) at the University of Western Sydney. The study is being supervised by Dr. Helen Correia, Associate Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Western Sydney.
Anyone who regularly plays MMORPGs is able to participate in this study. If you decide to participate, you will be asked to complete a series of self-report anonymous questionnaires relating to your experiences playing MMORPGs, and your general thoughts and feelings. The questionnaires are located online and take approximately 35 minutes to complete.
Participation within this research will provide you with an opportunity to discuss elements and features of MMORPGs. Your active participation will help decrease the amount of generalisations made regarding MMORPGs and will greatly enhance the understanding of this particular online application.
While the majority of the questions are not overtly sensitive in nature, responding to some items may lead to discomfort, or concern for some individuals. Please note; if you become distressed as a result of any of the included topics, the following service may be useful:
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All information you provide via the online survey management system will be completely anonymous. In addition, you will not be asked to provide any personally identifiable information.
You can choose to withdrawal from the research at any time without providing an explanation. If you choose to withdrawal, any responses you have provided will not be used by the researcher.
If you have any further questions or concerns regarding this study, or if you wish to obtain the results of the study once it has been completed, you can contact the researcher or supervisor.
Researcher: Megan Christie – email@example.com
Supervisor: Dr Helen Correia – firstname.lastname@example.org ; (02) 4736 0973
Once you have finished reading this information page, and you are satisfied that any of your questions have been answered, you can choose to participate by clinking on the 'next' button to access the questionnaires. Following the link will be taken as your consent to participate in the study. Please remember you can decide to withdraw from the study at any time.
Dr Helen Correia
Note: This study has been approved by the University of Western Sydney Human Research Ethics Committee of the University of Western Sydney Human Research Ethics Panel (HREC H6283). If you have any complaints or reservations about the ethical conduct of this research, you may contact the Ethics Committee through the Research Ethics Officer, nominated as Complaint Officer email@example.com. Any issues you raise will be treated in confidence and investigated fully, and you will be informed of the outcome.”