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Yang Fujia

School of Medicine/Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology

Jubilee Campus, Wollaton Road

Nottingham, NG8 1BB


Personality, disgust and moral judgements

 

Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences Research Ethics Ref: 7-1804

 

General Information

Thank you for your interest in taking part in this questionnaire/online survey.   You have been invited to participate as you are over 18 years old. Please read through this information before agreeing to participate by ticking the ‘yes’ box below.

This study is being completed by Dr Vincent Egan and Myrthe Meere as part of the Doctorate of Forensic Psychology from the University of Nottingham. The purpose of this research study isto investigate whether certain personality characteristics and levels of disgust influence an individual’s moral judgements and how individual’s make such judgements.

You will be given some questions and scenarios to read, and then answer questions on personality, disgust and morality.  It should take you about 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete with a total of 177 questions.  No background knowledge is required. 

How will your data be used?

Your answers will be completely anonymous and we will use all reasonable endeavours to keep them confidential.  Your participation in this study is entirely voluntary. You can withdraw at any point during the questionnaire for any reason, before submitting your answers by clicking the Exit button/closing the browser.  The data will only be uploaded on completion of the questionnaire by clicking the SUBMIT button.  You are free to omit any question.

Your data will be stored in a password-protected file and may be used in academic publications.  Your IP address will not be stored.  All questions are optional.

Who will have access to your data?

The University of Nottingham is the data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection. 

We believe there are no known risks associated with this research study, however as with any online related activity the risk of a breach is always possible.  We will do everything possible to ensure your answers in this study will remain anonymous.  We will minimize any risks by ensuring that the information remains confidential and is stored on a password protected database. All raw data will be destroyed after seven years

The results of the study may be published in scientific journals and presented at scientific conferences.  The data will be reported anonymously, with any identifying information removed.

If you have any questions about this project, you may contact the Lead Researcher Myrthe Meere (anne.meere@nottingham.ac.uk) or if you have any concerns about any aspect of this study please contact the Research Supervisor:  Vincent Egan (Vincent.Egan@nottingham.ac.uk).  If you remain unhappy and wish to complain formally, you should then contact the FMHS Research Ethics Committee Administrator, c/o The University of Nottingham, Faculty PVC Office, B Floor, Medical School, Queen’s Medical Centre Campus, Nottingham University Hospitals, Nottingham, NG7 2UH.  E-mail: FMHS-ResearchEthics@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 (7-1804).

I have read and understood the above information and consent form, I confirm that I am 18 years old or older and by clicking the NEXT button to begin the online questionnaire,  I indicate my willingness to voluntarily take part in the study.