Participant Information Sheet
Title of Project: Emotional intelligence, personality and altruism
The University of Worcester engages in a wide range of research which seeks to provide greater understanding of the world around us, to contribute to improved human health and well-being and to provide answers to social, economic and environmental problems.
My name is Amy Mann, I am an undergraduate psychology student at the University of Worcester.
I would like to invite you to take part in a research project which involves completing an anonymous online survey which includes 2 questionnaires and an activity. Before you decide to take part it is important for you to understand why the research is being carried out and what it will involve.
What is the purpose of the research?
This study aims to research emotional intelligence, personality and altruism.
Why have I been invited to take part?
You have received this invitation because this study requires many adult participants (over the age of 16). I am hoping to recruit 68 for this study.
Do I have to take part?
No. It is up to you to decide whether or not you want to take part in this study. Deciding to take part or not will not impact on your studies at University.
If you do decide to take part, you will be asked at the start of the survey to agree to a number of statements to indicate that you are over 16 years old, have read and understood this information and agree to take part in the survey. By submitting the survey, you are providing consent for the data you have given to be used in the study.
You can withdraw from the study by closing the browser page down without submitting your responses and your data will not be saved. Please note that once you have submitted your survey responses you will be unable to withdraw your data as participation is anonymous.
What are the benefits for me in taking part?
Participating in this study will contribute to the knowledge we have of emotional intelligence, personality and altruism.
Are there any risks for me if I take part?
No risks are anticipated for participating in this study.
What will you do with my data?
The data you submit will be treated confidentially at all times. No personal identifiable information will be obtained during or as part of the study. Your answers will be completely anonymous.
The research is being carried out as part of a undergraduate project at the University of Worcester and the results will be presented in the form undergraduate dissertation which should be completed by no later than July 2023. We may submit all or part of this research for publication to academic and/or professional journals and present this research at conferences.
During the project, all data will be kept securely in password protected software in line with the University’s Policy for the Effective Management of Research Data and its Information Security Policy. The data will be accessible to the researcher and their dissertation supervisor.
How long will you keep my data for?
At the completion of the project, we will retain your data in the anonymised form that it was collected for 2 years. This anonymised data will be archived and shared in line with our Policy for the Effective Management of Research Data; we will destroy all data relating to the project when retaining it is no longer necessary.
Thank you for taking the time to read this information
If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact me at: MANA3_20@UNI.WORC.AC.UK
Who has oversight of the research?
The research has been approved by the Research Ethics Panel for the University of Worcester in line with the University’s Research Ethics Policy.
The University is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office and the University Data Protection Officer is Helen Johnstone. For more on the University approach to Information Assurance and Security visit: https://www.worcester.ac.uk/informationassurance/index.html.
If you would like to speak to an independent person who is not a member of the research team, please contact the University of Worcester, using the following details:
Secretary to Research Ethics Panel for College of Business, Psychology and Sport
University of Worcester
Worcester WR2 6AJ