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Who is a better leader in the given context? - Perception Lab

Who is more likely to be a leader in the given context?

Can you tell which face is more likely to be a leader in different domains?

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PARTICIPANT INFORMATION

Project Title

Leadership perception from face

What is the study about?

This study investigates leadership perception from faces. You will be asked to rate faces on how likely are they to be leaders in three different contexts. Within the experiment, there will be questions regarding your age, gender and ethnicity, educational achievement, occupation information. You can omit answering any questions you feel uncomfortable with. Overall, the whole study should last approximately 8 minutes.

Do I have to take Part?

No. This information sheet has been written to help you decide if you would like to take part. It is up to you and you alone whether or not to take part. If you do decide to take part you will be free to withdraw at any time without providing a reason.

What would I be required to do?

You will be asked to choose the most suitable face for different leadership roles. You will be asked to complete a questionnaire containing questions about age, ethnicity, and experience of being in managerial roles. You can omit answers to any questions you feel uncomfortable with.

Will my participation be Anonymous and Confidential?

Only the researcher(s) and supervisor(s) will have access to the data which will be kept confidential. Your identity or IP address will not be revealed to anyone whatsoever, and all reference to you will be of a generic nature. IP addresses are not kept so data is anonymous. You should note that this experiment is not being run from a "secure" https-server of the kind typically used to handle credit card transactions. This means that there is a small possibility that responses could be viewed by unauthorized third parties. Your permission maybe sought in the Participant Consent form for the data you provide, which will be confidential, to be used for future scholarly purposes.

Storage and Destruction of Data Collected

The data we collect will be accessible by the researchers and supervisor involved in this study only, unless explicit consent for wider access is given by means of the consent form. The data will be stored in a password-protected database in a confidential format.

Scientific journals require data and materials to be kept for a minimum of 5 years after publication. Data can be a valuable resource for future studies; therefore, we ask your consent to maintain it. Again, we stress that all information is kept confidential, and the analyses of data are done without knowledge of individual identities.

What will happen to the results of the research study?

The results will be finalised by 2017 and written up as part of a PhD Research.

Are there any potential risks to taking part?

No

Consent and Approval

This research proposal has been scrutinised and been granted Ethical Approval through the University ethical approval process.

What should I do if I have concerns about this study?

A full outline of the procedures governed by the University Teaching and Research Ethical Committee is available at www.st-andrews.ac.uk/utrec/complaints/

Questions

If you have any questions about this study, the results or your involvement, please feel free to email the head researcher.

Contact Details

Researcher: Jing Ma (jm295@st-andrews.ac.uk)

Supervisor: Prof. David I. Perrett (dp@st-andrews.ac.uk)