Subjective Experience of Memory
About this study:
This study is being conducted by Michael Davies and Dr. Helen Williams from Keele University.
This research stems from our interest in people’s awareness of their own memory abilities for different memory tasks. You will take a memory test and some other quick cognitive tasks (e.g., mental rotation tasks). This research will enable us to better understand basic cognitive processes and people’s subjective experiences and confidence in their memory.
Risks and benefits:
Confidentiality and anonymity:
The only personal information this experiment will ask for is your age, sex, and whether English is your first language. You will not be asked for any information that would be able to identify you. Your data will remain completely confidential and anonymous and individual results will never be reported; only group data will be analyzed. The results of this study will be written-up as part of a student report on the project, presented at academic conferences and submitted for publication in articles in academic journals. Data will be stored electronically by the researchers indefinitely for the purposes of future analysis.
You must be at least 18 years old in order to participate in this study. Participation is voluntary and you can choose to exit the experiment at any time and any data entered will be deleted and not analyzed. Once you have completed the experiment and submitted your responses you will be unable to withdraw your data from the experiment.
I hope you feel you have enough information about the study to allow you to make an informed decision about participation. If you have any questions prior to participating please contact Dr. Helen Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0) 1782 733664.