Information statement

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Chief Investigator:        
Cassandra Grey
BPsych Hons Candidate
School of Psychology
Charles Sturt University
Bathurst NSW Australia
E: cassjgray@gmail.com

Supervisor:             
Dr Glenn Carruthers
Lecturer
School of Psychology
Charles Sturt University
Bathurst NSW Australia
E: gcarruthers@csu.edu.au


You are invited to participate in a research study investigating how well people are able to make judgements about the motion of hidden objects. Participation is open to anybody aged 18 and over.

Participation should take about 20 minutes to complete and involves doing a short computer task, 30 times, in which you are to start and stop the movement of squares. After each task a few questions will be asked of that specific task. One question is a yes or no question. Two questions require answers on a scale and one that involves you writing down a short description to the answer. The study will need to be completed in one seating and starts when you press the button below. You will get a chance to practice the task and then complete the 30 trials with questions. This is an online study and does not require any other material.
This experiment contains flashing lights that have been associated with seizures in vulnerable individuals. If you are vulnerable to seizures we recommend that you do not proceed.

There is no payment or reward for this study.

The data collected will be presented in Cassandra Gray’s Honours Dissertation, and may also be presented at academic conferences or published in peer-reviewed journals.

Your confidentiality is assured as no identifying information will be collected and the researchers will store your data securely on password-protected drives.

Following completion of the study, all raw data will be saved on an encrypted drive, where it will be stored securely, and only the investigators named in this statement will have access.

Should the findings of the study be published, summary data (allowing the reported findings to be verified) may be published and indexed at Research Data Australia. No individual participant will be identified in, or could be identified from, any published report or published dataset from this study.
Participation is anonymous and entirely voluntary. Whether or not you decide to participate is your decision and will not disadvantage you. If you decide to participate, you may withdraw yourself and your data from the project at any time (prior to submitting your data at the end of your participation), without reason or consequence.

Since your participation is anonymous, there is no way of identifying your data once it has been submitted. It is therefore not possible to withdraw from the study after you have submitted your data at the end.

By progressing beyond this information statement you are indicating your informed consent to participate in this study. You may withdraw from the study at any time by closing your browser window or pressing CTRL + Q.

If you wish to ask any questions prior to participating, or to be sent a copy of this information statement, please contact either of the named researchers above. If you wish, you can use the print or save functions in your browser to keep a copy of this information statement.

Note: The Charles Sturt University Human Research 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 Human Research Ethics Committee
Office of Academic Governance 
Charles Sturt University
Panorama Avenue Bathurst NSW 2795
Tel: (02) 6338 4628
Email: ethics@csu.edu.au

Any issues you raise will be treated in confidence and investigated fully, and you will be informed of the outcome.

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