PURPOSE: : To understand how viewers react to certain scenes of the TV Show Game of Thrones.
WHO IS CONDUCTING THIS STUDY: This study is being conducted by Arathy Puthillam, Research Assistant at the Department of Psychology, Monk Prayogshala (firstname.lastname@example.org), under the supervision of Sampada Karandikar, Sr. Research Assistant at Monk Prayogshala (email@example.com).
HAS THIS STUDY BEEN APPROVED? Yes, this study has received Ethical Approval from the IRB at Monk Prayogshala, in January 2018 (#021-018). For queries regarding the same, you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT YOU WILL DO: You will begin by providing some demographic information about yourself. Following this, you will be asked to rate the descriptions of some scenarios. Once this is done, you will be asked to fill in two short questionnaires. Participation will require approximately 5-10 minutes. Please note that the nature of some of these scenes may be highly sensitive, and you may withdraw at any point in the study in case you feel any discomfort while reading these descriptions
RISKS: There are minimal anticipated risks with participating in this study.
BENEFITS: On completion, your email id will be entered into a raffle where you can win a Rs. 750/- (USD 11.72) Amazon voucher! 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 is published. Please note that the researchers cannot provide you with your individual data, since all analyses will be conducted at the group-level.
PARTICIPATION AND WITHDRAWAL: Your participation in this study is completely voluntary, and you may withdraw at any time without penalty. If at any time during the study you begin to feel uncomfortable, you may exit the study by closing your browser window. However, once you’ve submitted your responses, you will have a two-week window, should you choose to withdraw your data. This is because once data analyses begins, it will be difficult to extract individual data from the pool.
CONTACT: If you have any questions, comments or feedback regarding this study, you can contact us at email@example.com
By clicking on the continue button, you are stating that you are between 18 to 30 years of age, and that you understand the provided information and consent to participate in the study being conducted. DISCLAIMER: The next section will include spoilers for the HBO TV show Game of Thrones (Seasons 1 to 7). If you haven't watched all episodes, but intend to, please close your browser now.