Information statement

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Chief Investigator: 
Eliza Hill                                                 
                                              
School Of Psychology
elhill@csu.edu.au                                      

                                                                                                    
Supervisor:
Dr Danielle Sulikowski
School of Psychology
Tel.: 026338 4778
dsulikowski@csu.edu.au

You have been invited to take part in a research study on cross-modal visual-auditory perception. The study aims to investigate how auditory sounds influence our perception of male and female faces. This research is being undertaken by PhD student, Eliza Hill, under the supervision of Dr Danielle Sulikowski. The data collected are intended for publication in peer-reviewed journals.  

In this study you will be presented on the screen with a cross in the centre. Your task is to focus on the cross, whilst faces will flash on the screen, and a voice will be played in the background. These faces will disappear very quickly, and you need to indicate whether the face flashed was male or female using a specified key on your keyboard.

You will also be shown a series of faces more slowly and asked to identify whether each is male or female.

Participation should take no longer than 30 minutes. You may withdraw from this study at any time until the data is submitted. No sensitive personal information will be collected during this phase of the study. Your confidentiality is assured as your data will be stored without reference to your name or other identifying information. Due to the anonymous nature of the study you will be unable to withdraw your data once it has been submitted.
NOTE: The Faculty of Arts Ethics Committee has approved this project. If you have any complaints or reservations about the ethical conduct of this project, you may contact the Committee through the Executive Officer:

The Executive Officer
Faculty of Arts Ethics Committee
Charles Sturt University
Boorooma Street
Wagga Wagga, NSW 2678
Tel:  (02) 6933 2861
Email: artsfhec@csu.edu.au

Any issues you raise will be treated in confidence and investigated fully and you will be informed of the outcome. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact either the Chief Investigator (elhill@csu.edu.au) or the Supervisor (dsulikowski@csu.edu.au).

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