Comparing, Drawing, and Writing.

This experiment requires a pen, paper, and headphones.

Researcher Details

Keshav Jhawar is a first-year postgraduate student studying at the School of Psychology at the University of Glasgow. The supervisor for this project is Dr. Jamie Murray.


You are invited to take part in a research study at the University of Glasgow. Before you take part, it is important you understand the aim of the study and why you have been asked to participate. We kindly ask you to carefully read the information provided before deciding if you would like to take part. Thank you for considering taking part in this study.

Brief Summary

You are being invited to participate in this study as we are interested in the differences between drawing and writing. You will be asked to find a piece of A4 paper or any similar sized paper and a pen or pencil. After completing the consent form, you will be asked a series of questions about you (age, sex and the level of your proficiency in the English language), and your ability to create mental images in your head. You will then be presented with different words spoken to you (therefore, we ask that you wear some headphones or earphones if you can, to ensure that you can hear). At the same time as the words are spoken, we will instruct you to either draw (exactly what you hear) or simply write the word down repeatedly. The study in total will take around 20 minutes to complete. Upon completion, you will be provided with more information about the aims of the study.

Who can take part in this study

To take part in this study, you need to be between 16 and 35 years old. As the stimuli you will be listening to are in English, you need to be fluent in the English language.

Do I have to take part in this study?

No. You do not have to take part in this study, and you are not required to give your consent to participate in this study. You can withdraw from the study at any time without giving a reason by simply closing your web browser, even if you have already started the tasks.

Can I withdraw consent after finishing the study?

No. As your data will be anonymized, identifying your data in order to remove it will not be possible after completing the study.

Benefits and Risks

There are no known risks or benefits to participating in this study.

Will my information be kept confidential?

Yes. We will ask for your gender, age, whether you are a native English speaker and whether you are fluent in this language. You will be assigned a random ID, and it will therefore not be possible to identify individual participants based on demographic information provided.

What will happen to the results of the study?

The results of the study will form the basis of data analysis that will be part of a level three quantitative report.

Who can I contact if I want more information?

If you have any further questions or concerns about the study, please feel free to contact the supervisor of the project Jaime Murray via email:

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