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Investigating Word Modalities

Main Project Information
Goal Determine if certain words are associated to different senses.
Task Complete an online questionnaire.
Where Online only
Description

The experiment involves deciding whether given words are associated to different sensory modalities (sight and sound). You will be asked to complete an online questionnaire, assessing the sensory modality with which everyday words are most associated. This should take approximately 20 minutes and must be completed in one session. You will be presented with a list of words and asked to decide how much the given word gives you a sense of being auditory, visual or both. Each modality is rated from 1 to 6, where 1 is 'not at all' and 6 is 'very much'.

All answers will be given anonymously, and you will only be asked to indicate your age, gender, nationality, and English language proficiency. The data will be stored on a secure network and only members of the research group will have access to the data. They will be kept securely for a minimum of 10 years in the Department of Psychology in accordance with good research practice. Results from groups of individuals, without any means of identifying the individuals involved, may be written up in project reports or academic papers, or presented at conferences.

How to Join

Consent to participate on the project website. Any questions, concerns, or to withdraw from the experiment retrospectively, please contact Dr. Heidi Bonnici at hmb47@cam.ac.uk.

Website https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Zd84BSFH9rFy5a3nZKvVWjdzlpN8y3xBqTAYbT2McIw/viewform
Required Gear

A computer with Internet access.

Ideal Age Group Adults
Spend the Time indoors
Type of Activity At home
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags psychology, senses, words
Project Updated 04/21/2017