Project Information and Consent

Question Title

We’re inviting fans of both men and women’s football in Scotland to take part in an online survey exploring supporters' views of women's football, media and fandom as well as the factors which influence, attitudes and beliefs about the women's game.

Whilst there has been research into fans of men’s football in Scotland, there has been considerably less into the motivations and experiences of fans of the women’s game.

This survey aims to better understand the key factors in potential fans’ decision to attend fixtures and what role the 2019 World Cup and media may have in the game’s development.

You will be asked some questions about: your typical football watching behaviour (including motivations to do so); your perceptions and attitudes towards women's football; your use of media; and your experiences of fandom. 

Please read through these terms before agreeing to participate below. Please note this project is funded by an Arts and Humanities Research grant.

1. Do I have to take part?

No. Your participation in this survey is voluntary. You may refuse to take part in the research or exit the survey at any time without penalty by pressing the ‘Exit’ button / closing the browser. You are free to decline to answer any particular question for any reason.

2. Are there any potential risks in taking part?

There are no foreseeable risks involved in participating in this survey.

3. Are there any benefits in taking part?

There will be no direct benefit to you from taking part in this research. However, the results will be shared with Scottish FA staff to deliver insight into supporter motivations. 

Once you complete the survey, you will be given the option to be entered into a prize draw to win an adidas Scotland Women’s World Cup 2019 home or away shirt (RRP £55). You will only be entered into the draw if you provide an email address which we can use to contact you should you win. We will not use this email to contact you for any other purpose or pass this email on to any other parties. 

You will also be asked if you'd like to receive updates and news from this project. If so, please leave an e-mail address we can contact you at. Similarly, we will not use this email to contact you for any other purpose.

4. Legal basis for processing personal data

As part of the project we will be recording personal data relating to you. This will be processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Under GDPR the legal basis for processing your personal data will be public interest/the official authority of the University.

We will also be processing your sensitive/special categories of personal information relating to your age, gender, ethnicity, and religious beliefs.

5. What happens to the data I provide?

Your answers will be completely anonymous, and we will use all reasonable endeavours to keep them confidential. Your data will be stored in a password-protected file and may be used in academic publications. Your IP address will not be stored. 

6. Will the research be published?

The findings will be published in reports, research articles and/or presentations. 

7. Who has reviewed this research project?

This project has been ethically approved via The University of Strathclyde's Ethics Panel. 

8. Whom do I contact if I have an issue?

If you would like to discuss the research with someone, you can contact the researchers involved in this study by emailing:

Electronic Consent

By agreeing to give your consent (below) and continuing with the survey indicates that:
  1. You have read and understood the above information
  2. You voluntarily agree to par

Question Title

* 1. Do you agree to participate in this survey on these terms?