You are being invited to take part in a short (about 13 minutes) experiment on the effect of watching videos of natural or urban environments. Please take some time to read the information on this page and do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have. This study has obtained ethics approval from the College of Science and Engineering, University of Glasgow.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY?
There have been many studies investigating the positive effect of nature and green spaces on well-being. We are testing whether watching videos of nature does this; but also, whether urban scenes can sometimes similarly do this. Therefore, this study is to investigate the effect of watching green spaces and/or urban view videos on well-being.
DO I HAVE TO TAKE PART AND WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Participation is voluntary and you can decide whether you want to take part in the study based on the information on this page. Participants must be at least 18 years old, and must be proficient in English in order to understand the questionnaires.
WHAT WILL THE STUDY INVOLVE AND WHAT ARE THE POTENTIAL RISKS?
The study will take place online. You will be asked to answer some short questionnaires about your demographic information, and current mood and stress levels. You will also be asked to watch a video approximately 4 minutes long. The whole process will take around 13 minutes. Participants are not expected to face any discomfort or risks. However, if you feel distressed or uncomfortable at any point, please do not hesitate to contact us by our emails below. The study is not an evaluation of you as an individual, but of the effects, if any, of a short video of either natural or urban scenes.
WILL THE STUDY BE CONFIDENTIAL AND HOW WILL THE DATA BE USED?
The questionnaires are completed anonymously and without asking you to reveal your identity. The data will be used for research purposes only, and will be stored in a University of Glasgow database that satisfies the GDPR (data protection) requirements. This anonymous data will eventually be deleted after data analysis is completed.Therefore, this study is both anonymous and confidential.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding the study at any point or want to be informed about the results. If you have more questions before deciding, don't hesitate to contact me by email. If you are willing to participate at this point, then please continue to the next page and indicate consent when asked there.
If you want information about the study and/or any questions about the research, please feel free to contact Wei Liu mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. or Dr. Steve Draper (supervisor) email@example.com
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