Self-regulated learning in university students

Project lead: Dr Kirsty Ainsworth and Dr Phil McAleer (; Researchers: Psychology students, University of Glasgow

You are invited to take part in our research study, carried out by the School of Psychology at the University of Glasgow. The following information explains why the research is being conducted and what it will involve. It is important that you read and understand this before you decide to participate in the study. If you have any questions about the following information or the study in general, please do ask.

What is the purpose of the study? The aim of the study is to investigate study strategies and behaviours in university students. You will be given more information about the purpose of the study at the end.

What does my participation involve? Your participation in this study will involve completing an online questionnaire about your study strategies and behaviours in addition to some demographic information. In total this should take you approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Why have I been chosen and do I have to take part? You have been invited to take part in this study because you fit the population specification of being currently enrolled in university.

You are not required to accept this invitation, participation is not part of any summative assignment and does not count towards the grade of any course/unit, and we are happy to answer any of your questions regarding the study. Contact information of the project lead is provided at the beginning of this Information Form. You are able to withdraw from the study at any point without stating a reason by closing the browser window.

Will my taking part in this study be kept confidential? The data that you provide during this study will be anonymous and will be stored on a GDPR compliant server.

What will happen to the results of the research study? The data will be used as part of coursework requirements at the University of Glasgow.

Who can I contact if I want more information? If you would like further information regarding any aspects of the study, or you would like to request a summary of the anonymised group results, please feel free to contact the project leads Dr Kirsty Ainsworth and Dr Phil McAleer (; Please note we cannot make summaries available to students on the course as that will be part of your assignment and you will make the summary yourself.

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