Introduction

Paige Vanleer. University of Buckingham (paige.vanleer@buckingham.ac.uk)

Dr. Philip Fine. University of Buckingham
Dr. Kathryn Friedlander. University of Buckingham 
Prof. Stewart Petersen. University of Buckingham 
 
 
  
What is this research about?

This study concerns thinking styles in medical students and qualified doctors, and how this is influenced by medical training. This study has ethical approval from the University of Buckingham's School of Science, Medicine and Dentistry Ethics Committee.


What will I have to do?

You will first be asked to provide some general information about yourself, your medical training, and your work (if you are a qualified doctor). After this, you will be asked to complete four separate scales concerning thinking styles, comprising a series of statements relating to yourself. Instructions will be provided through the course of this study, and it should take approximately 20 to 30 minutes.


Will my responses be private?

All information provided throughout this study will be entirely confidential. If at any point you wish to withdraw from participation, you can do so by closing your browser. All information you provide will be stored securely on password-protected computers, accessed only by the researchers named above.


Will I receive anything for taking part?

On the final page of the survey, you will be given the opportunity to enter a prize draw for the chance to win a £40 Amazon voucher. The draw will take place in the summer and the winner will be notified by email, so please do remember to leave your contact details if you enter the competition. Also, for every survey completed in full, 25p (£0.25) will be donated to the charity Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF).



* 1. Are you 18 or over?

By clicking the 'Next' button, you are consenting to take part in the rest of this study, and providing permission for your data to be used for further research, future publication and/or conference presentation.

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