As an anonymous questionnaire is being used to collect data for this research, the information you provide will not be linked to you personally. However, you will need to provide contact details, such as an email address, if you would like to be entered into the prize draw. This contact information will remain confidential and will not be linked in any way to the information you provide through the questionnaire. Similarly, if you are a first year psychology student at UNE and would like this to count towards your research participation requirements, you will be asked to provide your name and student number - this identifying information will not be linked to your questionnaire data.
Participation is Voluntary
Please understand that your involvement in this study is voluntary and we respect your right to withdraw from the study at any time without consequence and without needing to provide an explanation.
Use of Information
We will analyse data gathered through the questionnaire for inclusion in each of our individual theses, which we expect to complete in November 2017. Information from the study may also be used in academic journal articles and conference presentations before and after this date. Additionally, subsets of this data will be shared with Dr Temple's research collaborators, thus, contributing to large-scale, international research projects.
Storage of Information
Data will be stored on a password protected computer in Dr Temple’s office at the University of New England’s School of Cognitive, Behavioural, & Social Science. Access will be limited to the purposes described above.
Disposal of Information
All data collected in this research will be kept for a minimum of five years from the successful submission of our theses, after which it will be disposed of by deleting relevant computer files.
This project has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee of the University of New England (Approval No: HE17-156, Valid to 18 July, 2018).
Feel free to contact Dr Liz Temple with any questions about this research and/or if you would like to receive a summary of findings once the research is complete (email: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 02 6773 1760). Alternatively, the student researchers can be contacted via phone or email: Jennifer Baee (email@example.com); Mischa Hutchinson (firstname.lastname@example.org); Jennifer Martin (email@example.com); Gayle Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org); David Paul (email@example.com); Sara Stanley (Sstanle5@myune.edu.au); Vicki Lynn (Vlynn2@myune.edu.au); Yvette Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Should you have any complaints concerning the manner in which this research is conducted, please contact:
Mrs Jo-Ann Sozou
Research Ethics Officer
University of New England
Armidale, NSW 2351
Tel: (02) 6773 3449