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You are being invited to participate in this research study because you are 17 years old or over, fluent in English, hold a full driving licence, and have driven in the UK in the last 12 months.

 

The purpose of this study is to investigate how members of the general population react to different situations encountered when driving, and how they make sense of other drivers’ actions. The information we get from the research may help current understanding of driving behaviours and the reasons behind them.

 

The survey consists of a series of short questionnaires: a general one about yourself, followed by your experience of driving in the UK in the last 12 months and how you would respond/react to certain situations. It will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. All questions are answered in simple true/false terms or through a rating scale. Please answer as many of the questions as possible. If necessary, it can be saved part way through.

 

Your participation in this study is entirely voluntary and you can withdraw at any time by clicking the browser exit button (x) in the top right hand corner. The data will only be uploaded on completion of the study by clicking the Finish button at the end of the final questionnaire.

 

We believe there are no known risks associated with this research study; however, as with any online activity, the risk of a breach is always possible. We will minimise any risks by using a secure encrypted https website. We will do everything possible to ensure your answers remain anonymous by not using Cookies (personal data stored by your web browser). The researchers will not be able to see who has submitted the survey. Please note that, once the survey is completed, your data cannot be retrieved or removed, but is anonymous. Once uploaded the anonymous raw data will be stored in a password protected database held on the secure servers at the university, which use encryption. Access is restricted to the research team only. Data will be kept securely for 7 years as required, and disposed of securely at the end of this period.

 

This research is being organised by the University of Nottingham and will be used by the primary researcher (Laura Ball, Trainee Forensic Psychologist) as part of an educational qualification (Doctorate in Forensic Psychology). She can be contacted at msxlb1@nottingham.ac.uk

 

This study has been reviewed and given a favourable opinion by the University of Nottingham, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences Research Ethics Committee (FMHS REC ref G10052016).

 

The results of the study may be published in scientific journals and presented at scientific conferences. Any data reported will be anonymous.

 

If you have any questions about this project, you may contact the Lead Researcher,  Laura Ball, at e-mail: msxlb1@nottingham.ac.uk  or if you have any concerns about any aspect of this study please contact the Research Supervisor, Dr Vincent Egan, at e-mail:  vincent.egan@nottingham.ac.uk. Your data will not be identifiable from your email address, and you will not be contacted unless at your request.

 

Any complaints should be directed to the Course Director, Professor Vincent Egan, at e-mail: vincent.egan@nottingham.ac.uk

 

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