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, work history, and medical 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 and why. You may find that answering some of the questions is upsetting, but we expect that this would not find these questions to be different from the kinds of things you discuss with family or friends. You may skip any questions you don’t want to answer and you may end the interview at any time. 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 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 an IP address to categorize the data and allow the researcher to ensure that all results are distinct. This survey is being conducted using the following technologies:
- Website is built on the WordPress Content Management System
- The survey was built using Gravity Forms (Premium Paid Version)
- The survey includes the Survey Add-on for Gravity Forms (Premium Paid Version)
- The website uses Google Analytics for tracking page views and click data (NOTE: the survey page only includes Google Analytics for page tracking only, no survey data or click tracking will be intentionally collected.)
All submissions will be stored within the WordPress database for 60 days and exports on data collected may be done in order to print data and potentially use it for future studies.
Upon completion of survey, all data will remain linked for 60 days, and no identifying data will, at any time, be visible to the public or researcher.
No one outside of the investigator(s) involved in this study will be able to see your survey results and no one, including the researcher(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 IP address would not be used in any report as an identifying element.
While the 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 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:
Nicole Mayer firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions about your rights as a research participant, please
consult 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.