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Attitudes towards Aggression


About the study
We are psychology researchers conducting some research examining factors associated with intimate partner violence (IPV). This study involves a computerised task to match pairs of words, and a number of short questionnaires. We wish to explore factors that contribute to someone choosing to report an incident of IPV.

Some questions you may have about the research project:

Why have you asked me to take part?
We are gathering data regarding attitudes towards aggression, this is an important area of research and we wish to gather participants that match a range of demographics.

What will I be required to do?
The study requires you to take part in an online computerised task to match pairs of words and then a number of short questionnaires.

Where will this take place?
This will take place online and so can be completed anywhere you have internet access.

How often will I have to take part and for how long?
Just once, and for approximately 15-20 minutes.

When will I have the opportunity to discuss my participation?
You can contact me to discuss your participation before, during or afterwards. Please find my contact details below.

Who will be responsible for all the information when the study is over?
I will, your anonymous data will be analysed and a research report written.

Who will have access to it?
Only myself and my research team: Dr Abi Thornton (UCLan), and Dr Linda Kaye and Charlotte Pennington (Edge Hill University).

How long will data be kept and where?
Data will be kept for a period of 5 years. The online data will be kept in a password protected file.

What will happen to the information when this study is over?
The data will be used to write a research report about the factor that influence aggression and those that influence the choice to intervene or report a known incident of intimate partner violence.

How will you use what you find out?
When the data is analysed, a research report will be written which will be submitted in a journal and presented at a conference.

Will anyone be able to connect me with what is recorded and reported?
No, your data is completely anonymous and there will be no way of identifying your responses from the data set.

How long is the whole study likely to last?
The whole study should be completed within 12-18 months.

How can I find out about the results of the study?
A short summary report of the research findings will be available from the researcher upon request either by phone or e-mail.

What if I do not wish to take part?
Your participation in the study is entirely voluntary.

What if I change my mind during the study?
You are free to withdraw during the study at any time without having to provide a reason for doing so.

Will I need to sign any documentation?
No, you will be asked at the beginning of the online task to click if you consent to take part in the study once you’ve read this information sheet.

Whom should I contact if I have any further questions?
Please contact the researcher directly (details below) at anytime, even after the study is complete.


Researcher Contact Information:
Dr Elizabeth A. Bates
Skiddaw Building, Room G34, University of Cumbria, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, CA1 2HH.
Tel: 01228 616358
Email: Elizabeth.Bates@cumbria.ac.uk

Dr Linda K. Kaye
Department of Psychology, Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, L39 4QP
Tel: 01695 584413
Email: Linda.Kaye@edgehill.ac.uk

Dr Charlotte R. Pennington
Department of Psychology, Room C43, Fylde College, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YF.
Tel: 01525 593128
Email: c.r.pennington@lancaster.ac.uk

If you would like to contact someone unrelated to this research, please contact Prof. Kate Cain, the Head of Department at Lancaster University, on the following e-mail: psychology.hod@lancaster.ac.uk



Participant Consent Form

Please indicate your consent in taking part by checking the following statements:


I confirm I have you read and understood the information about this study.Yes    No         

I confirm that if I have had any queries, I have been given the relevant details in order for me to ask the researcher/s questions about this research. Yes    No         

I confirm that I am free to withdraw from this study at any time, and without having to give a reason to do so Yes    No   

I confirm that I understand my responses are anonymous.Yes    No   

I confirm that I am giving my permission for members of the research team to have access to my anonymised responses.Yes    No   







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