You are invited to participate in a research study about the relationship between music and mood. The goal of this research study is to ascertain if a participant’s mood is changed by introducing different types of music.
This study is being conducted by Nicole Mayer, a student of Psychology at Keiser University. There is no funding agency involved in this study.There are qualifications to participate in this study:
(1) Participants must be willing to listen to 6 songs and answer questions about their mood after listening to the song;
(2) Participants must answer demographic questions and mental health questions as provided to help establish the foundation of this study;
(3) Participants must be willing to answer all questions anonymously without providing any details about their individual identity other than what is being asked.
Participation in this study is voluntary and at any time you can exit the study to discontinue. If you agree to participate in this study, you would be interviewed only in this online survey and no additional surveys or interviews will be required. Please note that the interview includes some personal questions about mental health, and work history..
Participating in this study will not benefit you directly, but it will help the student investigator to learn how music affects the moods of individuals with and without diagnosed mood disorders. You may find that answering some of the questions is upsetting, but we expect that this would not find most of these questions to be no different from the kinds of things you discuss with family or friends. You may end the interview at any time by simply exiting the survey. If you participate in the study, there is no direct benefit to be gained, but your input could encourage continuing studies on this subject.
The information you will share with the student investigator(s) if you participate in this study will be kept completely confidential to the full extent of the law.
In this study, the only information captured, besides the information being asked in the survey questions, is a random number assignment to be added post-survey to categorize the data and allow the researcher to ensure that all results are distinct. This survey is being conducted using the following technologies:
All submissions will be stored within the WordPress database for 60 days or the length of the study and exports on data collected may be done in order to print data and potentially use it for future studies.
Upon completion of the survey, all data will remain linked for no more than 60 days, and no identifying data is being obtained that would be visible to the public or student investigator.
No one outside of the student investigator(s) involved in this study will be able to see your survey results in its entirity and no one, including the student investigator(s) will even know whether you participated in this study as no identifying information will be asked of you. Study findings will be presented only in summary form and your random number assignment would not be used to identify you personally.
While the student investigator(s) will keep your information confidential, there are some risks of data breeches when sending information over the internet that are beyond the control of the student investigator(s).
Please note: You must be 18 or older to participate in this study.If you have any questions about this study, please contact the student investigator(s):
If you have questions about your rights as a research participant, pleaseconsult a professional in identifying how this study might impact you. There is no agency involved in this study and it should be noted that the information attained in this study is for a student experiment and may or may not be used in future studies.
By completing this survey, you are consenting to participate in this study and allow the investigator(s) to use the data you provide in understanding the relationship between music and mood.
Please check the box below if you consent to be included in this study. If you wish to not participate in this study, please close this screen and any information you have provided will not be saved or stored anywhere.
In this section, we will provide you questions to understand your relationship to music. Don't worry the questions are pretty straightforward and won't take much of your time.
The definition of Mood as per the Oxford Dictionary is a temporary state of mind or feeling. Some Examples of mood are:
Use this definition and the examples listed to answer the following questions.
Please play the following song by clicking on the play icon. Even if you have heard this song before, please play the song and pay attention to how your mood might change. After listening to the song, answer the questions that follow.
The definition of Mood as per the Oxford Dictionary (and for the use of this experiment) is a temporary state of mind or feeling.
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