Weekday Worldviews: The Patrons, Promise and Payoff of Psychic Nights in England
1. Participant role: This is an online questionnaire. Before you decide whether you would like to take part or not, it is important that you understand the purpose of the study. Please read the rest of the information sheet before you decide to take part in the questionnaire. If you have any questions, please contact the researchers (details below).
2. Purpose of the project: The purpose of this research is to conduct a sociological investigation into the relationships between worldviews and psychological wellbeing among individuals who attend public psychic events in England.
3: Taking part:
- You must have attended a psychic night event in the last 18 months.
- You must not identify as a psychic, medium, or spiritualist.
- You must be over the age of 18.
- You must live in the UK.
It is up to you as to whether you would like to take part in this study or not. If you choose not to complete the survey, then your data will not be used in the sample. If you have clicked submit at the end of the questionnaire, your answers can no longer be withdrawn. You do not have to answer all questions. The survey should take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.
4. Are there any disadvantages or possible benefits to taking part? There should be no disadvantages in taking part in this project. If you would like to be interviewed as well by the research team, please contact Dr Caroline Starkey (details below).
5. Anonymity: You will not be asked for any identifiable information. All data collected will be anonymous. All the data collected in this research will only be accessed by the researchers listed below. Data will be stored in compliance with GDPR.
6: The result: The survey data transcripts will be kept and stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. Any possible identifiers from the questions (e.g., demographic characteristics, name, location, or any identifying details disclosed) will be kept confidential and will be stored in a data repository in compliance with data protection. The data will be stored in password protected cloud storage and analysis of the data will be conducted by only Dr Adam Powell, Dr Josh Bullock, and Dr Caroline Starkey on password-protected laptops/desktops. Data may stay on the Durham, Leeds and Kingston IT systems for up to 10 years but will be deleted after it has been uploaded for open access. The results of this survey may be published and disseminated in journal articles, books and conference presentations.
7. Ethical review: This project has received ethical approval from Durham University, Leeds University and Kingston University, London.
8: Contact details: If you need to contact the research team, please feel free to email the project lead: Dr Adam Powell email@example.com or Dr Josh Bullock firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in being interviewed as well as completing the survey, please contact Dr Caroline Starkey email@example.com.
9. Consent: By starting this questionnaire, you agree to take part in this research project, and you are confirming that you have read and understood the information sheet.