Information form for participants

Invitation and brief summary

This research is being conducted by Liliane Harper as part of her final year Psychology dissertation project, supervised by Dr Margaret Martin. The aim of the study is to investigate rape perception in different scenarios.

Any student over 18 years of age is welcome to take part in this study. If this does not fit your description, please feel free to withdraw now.

What's involved if I agree to take part?

The study will involve completing a questionnaire, then reading a scenario, then answering a few questions on the scenario, and finally, answering a few demographic questions all on the University of Glasgow School of Psychology’s Experimentum platform. The study should take less than 10 minutes to complete, but participants may complete it in their own time and pace. That data will be collected and used for statistical analysis.

If you would like to continue with participation, please follow the instructions and ensure you read the consent form statements. No risk is involved in participating in this study. However, sensitive and/or triggering information/scenarios concerning sexual assault may be involved. Remember you have the right to refuse participation and if you consent to take part, you can still withdraw from the study at any stage.


All data will be anonymous to ensure confidentiality of participants. The results of this study will be written up into a research report and submitted for grading for the Psychology Honours Dissertation Project at the University of Glasgow. Privacy of all participants will be maintained in the written report resulting from this study. The data will be accessible only to the researcher and the supervisor, kept fully secure in a password-protected computer. All data will be destroyed by June 2020 and will not be used for further research.

The research has been granted ethical approval from the Ethics Committee of the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Glasgow.

If you have any questions or concerns about the current study, you can contact Liliane Harper at or Dr Margaret Martin at

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