A wide-ranging investigation into the characteristics and motivations of quizzers.

You are invited to take part in a research study. Please take the time to read the following information carefully.

The study is interested in the cognitive skills, motivations and development of expertise in the domain of quizzing. This exploratory questionnaire is designed to collect data from those who participate in quiz on a regular basis, for at least two years. The research will add to the current literature in the expertise and creative performance area as part of a larger programme investigating expertise in niche populations. The questions in the survey are intended to elicit wide-ranging information about issues that are important or most relevant to you, and there are no ‘correct’ responses. Completion will take about 25 minutes.

There are no specific risks involved in taking part in this study. If you decide not to take part, you can simply leave the survey now. If you do decide to take part, clicking the button below to begin the survey confirms that you consent to the information you provide being used in the study. Required answers are marked by an asterisk (*), if you would prefer not to answer these questions, you can exit the survey at any time by clicking ‘X’ in the top right corner. Please note no re-entry to the survey will be possible, and that data entered up to that point will be used in analysis, unless you withdraw your consent by emailing the researcher with your name, within 14 days of taking part. Please note that we are unable to provide individual scores or analyses of your replies. 

You will be asked to provide your name, age and gender. This will enable us to see the range of participants in the study and to validate our assignment of participants to expertise categories against publicly available competition statistics and listings. Once we have established our categories, we will separate your name and any other identifying data from the question responses, storing it in a separate location, meaning that data will be completely anonymous during the analysis and reporting stages. All information will be stored securely and in accordance with GDPR. The data will form part of an MSc project by the researcher named below, and may be used in publications or research presentations. Data will only be accessed by the researcher and supervisors. 

The research has been approved by the University of Buckingham School of Psychology and Wellbeing Ethics Committee.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read this information.

Emma Foster: 1501383@buckingham.ac.uk
Psychology MSc Researcher, University of Buckingham. October 2019.

Supervisors: Dr. Kathryn Friedlander, kathryn.friedlander@buckingham.ac.uk and Dr. Philip Fine, philip.fine@buckingham.ac.uk

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