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Personality & Writing Style
 
Participant Information Sheet
  
The aim of this study is to explore the relationship between people's personality and their writing style.
 
If you wish to take part in this study, you will first be required to answer some questions regarding your personality, beliefs and attitudes. As we are interested to see if there are any differences in peoples writing style based on their personality, we have a few different topics in our list for you to write about. This means in the first part of the survey you will be asked to write about a certain type of topic. In the second part of the study, you will be asked to write about another type of topic, and this one can be of any type. The whole process will be conducted on-line and will take about 30 minutes.
 
In addition, please complete the study individually in a quite environment devoid of any distractions (mobile phones, noisy environment, accompanying friends etc.) and provide your full attention to the questions that appear throughout the study. There will be random questions placed throughout the study to check that you are paying attention. The responses that you provide must be yours and yours only, please do not ask others for their input. There are no right or wrong answers, as the answers depend on your interpretation.
 
Your participation in this project is completely voluntary. You may withdraw from the study at any time without any adverse effect to you and all your collected data will be discarded. In the event that you decide to withdraw from the study, you will not be awarded the participation marks for this study. However, you may select any of the alternative options to earn the same participation marks.
 
In completing the exercise you will not be exposed to any stress, risk or discomfort over and above that which you would encounter over the course of daily life. Nonetheless, if at any point during the experiment you feel uncomfortable, please speak to the research assistant, Avijit Chowdhury (avijitchowdhury@unisim.edu.sg), CFAR, SIM University and inform him of your queries. If you would rather speak to someone other than the research assistant, please contact either the principal investigator, Dr Jonathan E. Ramsay (jonathanramsay@unisim.edu.sg), UniSIM College, SIM University, or if you prefer, the co-principal investigator, Dr Eddie M. W. Tong (psytmwe@nus.edu.sg), Department of Psychology, National University of Singapore.
 
The information collected in this study is completely anonymous, and at no point will you be required to provide any personally identifying information. Consequently, all data and results arising from this study will be presented in such a way that individuals cannot be identified, meaning that your complete privacy is assured.
 
If you have any questions, please contact the research assistant. You may direct any inquiries regarding the specifics of the study to the research assistant (avijitchowdhury@unisim.edu.sg), CFAR, SIM University. 
 
The present study has been approved by the SIM university ethics committee. For any inquiries regarding the ethics of this experiment or human research at UniSIM, please contact the secretariat of the UniSIM Institutional Review Board, Ms Tan Yin Leng (sec_erb@unisim.edu.sg).

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