Gendered Socio-Spatial Practices in London Restaurants

INFORMATION SHEET FOR PARTICIPANTS
REC Reference Number: KCL/12/13-810

Gendered Socio-Spatial Practices in London Restaurants

We would like to invite you to participate in this undergraduate research project. You should only participate if you want to; choosing not to take part will not disadvantage you in any way. Before you decide whether you want to take part, it is important for you to understand why the research is being done and what your participation will involve. Please take time to read the following information carefully and discuss it with others if you wish. Ask us if there is anything that is not clear or if you would like more information.

The questionnaire will take roughly 5-10 minutes, answers will be anonymous.


Research aims:
This research seeks to explore how gender affects restaurant choice, who we eat with, what we eat and how restaurants include gender within their marketing strategy, all within the setting of London.
 The research is a response to Bird and Sokolofski's 2005 paper which is set in the Midwest of the USA.

Who is able to participate?
This research is recruiting male and female consumers over the age of 18, all whom live within London.


How will your privacy be maintained?
For this questionnaire, no personal or private information is given, and all answers will remain anonymous, with only the answer to questions on the questionnaire being retained.


Completing the questionnaire:
A decision to withdraw at any time, or a decision not to take part, will not affect the standard of care you receive.
Submission of a completed questionnaire (by pressing the 'submit' button) implies consent to participate, and for all data collected to be used.
As participation is anonymous it will not be possible for us to withdraw your data once you have returned your questionnaire.

Questions about the research:
It is up to you to decide whether to take part or not. If you decide to take part you are still free to withdraw from the study at any time and without giving a reason.

If you have any questions or require more information about this study, please contact the researcher using the following contact details:

Danny Golding
daniel.golding@kcl.ac.uk


If this study has harmed you in any way, you can contact King's College London using the details below for further advice and information:

Andrew Brooks
andrew.brooks@kcl.ac.uk
Department of Geography
King’s College London
Strand Campus
Strand
London
WC2R 2LS