Contextual Swearing

Please consider the following information before deciding to participate in this research.

PURPOSE: To study the contexts in which swear words/phrases are used.

WHO IS CONDUCTING THIS STUDY: This study is being conducted by Merin Sanil, Research Intern at the Department of Psychology, Monk Prayogshala (mes@monkprayogshala.in), under the supervision of Hansika Kapoor, Research Author at Monk Prayogshala (hk@monkprayogshala.in).

HAS THIS STUDY BEEN APPROVED? Yes, this study has received Ethical Approval from the IRB at Monk Prayogshala, in November 2013 (#013-001). For queries regarding the same, you may contact aa@monkprayogshala.in

WHAT YOU WILL DO: You will first begin by providing some basic information about yourself. Following this, you will be required to determine the appropriateness of various swear words/phrases presented to you, in the form of dialogues. The task will take about 15 minutes to complete. There are no right or wrong answers to any of the items and this test is in no way a test of your intelligence. Please respond honestly.

RISKS: Your participation in this study is completely voluntary and there are NO anticipated risks with participating. Please note however that the study contains the use of profanity and abusive language and you can choose to withdraw at any given point during the study if you begin to feel uncomfortable. To do so, you may exit the study by closing your browser window.

BENEFITS: On completion, your email id will be entered into a raffle where you can win a Rs. 500/- Flipkart voucher! :)
PLEASE NOTE THE MORE PEOPLE YOU GET TO FILL IN THIS FORM, THE BETTER CHANCE YOU HAVE OF WINNING! Also, your email id will only be used to enter you into the raffle and will not be associated with your identity in any way.
[If you are not a resident of India, and if your email id is selected, you will be eligible for an Amazon gift card of the equivalent amount.]

CONFIDENTIALITY: Your participation will remain strictly confidential and your responses will not be associated with your identity. The results may be published in a research paper, and you may request to have a copy of the same once it’s published.

CONTACT: If you have any questions, comments or feedback regarding this study, you can contact us at mes@monkprayogshala.in

By clicking on the continue button, you are stating that you are over 16 years of age, and that you understand the provided information and consent to participate in the study being conducted.

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