Information Statement
PROJECT TITLE: Learning to remember the milk!
Chief Investigator:
Mr Marcus Ferguson
BSocSci Hons Candidate
School of Psychology
Charles Sturt University
Bathurst, NSW, Australia
Dr Nicole Sugden

School of Psychology
Charles Sturt University
Bathurst, NSW, Australia
You are invited to participate in a research study investigating the effects of a form of memory training on everyday memory performance. Participation is open to anybody aged 18 and over.

The purpose of the study is to determine what form of training is most effective for improving everyday memory performance – remembering to perform intended tasks, for example.

If you choose to participate, you will be asked to perform a test now, undertake 12 brief training sessions online over the next month, and then be retested.

The tests today and after the training should take approximately 15 minutes. The tests involve performance of a computer task, followed by a brief questionnaire.

You will also be asked some brief demographic questions, about your age and gender.

You will be asked for an email address so that you can receive links to the online training. These email addresses will be deleted at the completion of the study.
There is no payment or reward for participating in this study. The individual results of your testing will not be made available to you.

The data collected will be presented in Mr Ferguson’s Honours Dissertation, and may also be presented at academic conferences or published in peer-reviewed journals. Your confidentiality is assured as your data will be stored without reference to your name or other identifying information, and identifying information kept confidential on password protected drives.

Following completion of the study, all raw data will be archived in a data repository where it will be stored securely, and only the investigators named in this statement will have access to it.

Should the findings of the study be published, summary data (allowing the reported findings to be verified, or further analyses to be conducted) will be published in a repository 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 do 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 second test session), without reason or consequence.

By submitting your data at the end of the study, 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. You may print or save a copy of this statement by clicking on the print or save options in your browser menus.
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
Charles Sturt University
Orange Campus
346 Leeds Parade
Orange NSW 2800
Tel: (02) 6365 7977

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

Please not that this study will run on Mac and PC computers but not on iPads, smart phones or other mobile devices.