What is the purpose of this study?
The purpose of this study is to determine whether professional wrestling journalism can be considered a legitimate form of journalism.
Why have I been approached?
The study requires a large number of participants who consume and interact with professional wrestling news. You have been asked to participate because, presumably, you are an active consumer of professional wrestling news.
Do I have to take part?
No. Participation is entirely voluntary. It is important that you are aware that should you start and (at any point) wish to withdraw your involvement, you may do so without having to give any explanation and without detriment to you.
What will happen if I take part?
If you agree to take part in the study, you firstly sign a consent form agreeing that you have read this information. You will then be given a questionnaire by the student researcher. You will be asked to complete the questionnaire as honestly as you can. This study will take no longer than 10 minutes to complete on average.
Will my taking part in this study be kept confidential?
Yes. The raw information provided by yourself will only be seen by the student researcher, supervisor and the examination board of the University of Chester. Data will be stored securely and will not be available for other students to use within their studies.
Who is organising the research?
The research is organised by Ryan Carse, who is a final year undergraduate student at the University of Chester, studying Journalism.
Who can I contact if I have further questions?
If there is anything you would like to discuss in relation to this study, please feel free to do so.
1. I confirm that I have read and have understood the information. I have had the opportunity to consider the information, ask questions and have had these answered satisfactorily.
2. I understand that my participation is voluntary and that I am free to withdraw at any time without giving any reason, without my rights being affected.
3. I understand that, under the Data Protection Act, I can at any time ask for access to the information I provide and I can also request the destruction of that information if I wish.
4. I agree to take part in the above study.