Adult Amateur Music Making UK
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Introduction and information
You are invited to take part in a study on adult amateur music makers. This project is being undertaken by Dr Alexandra Lamont (Keele University). This version of the survey is suitable for people who grew up in the UK. If this does not apply to you please visit the generic survey page
Before you decide whether or not you wish to take part, it is important for you to understand why this research is being done and what it will involve. Please take time to read this information carefully. If there is anything that is unclear or if you would like more information before proceeding, please contact me (details below).
Why have I been chosen?
You have been chosen as a member of a music group (instrumental music or singing). I am interested in collecting views from a very broad range of participants,
Do I have to take part?
You are free to decide if you wish to take part or not. If you do decide to take part you will be asked to provide your consent below. You are free to withdraw from this study at any time and without giving reason.
What will happen if I take part?
After giving your consent, you will carry out a short online survey (15-20 minutes) about your current and past music-making. This also includes a very short personality measure.
What do I have to do?
If you are interested in participating in this study please continue to give your consent and progress to the first page of the survey.
What are the benefits of taking part?
You will discover something about your own experiences with music. You will also be contributing to the state of knowledge about how adults continue to engage with music and the benefits that it brings.
What if something goes wrong?
I don’t expect any problems to arise in this study. You have full control and choice over what information to provide.
Will my taking part be kept confidential?
All of the research data that we collect during the study will be kept strictly confidential. All participants who are quoted will be randomly given pseudonyms.
Contact for further information: Dr Alexandra Lamont, School of Psychology/Research Institute for Life Course Studies, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG. Tel: 01782 733323 Email
In case of any problems please contact Nicola Leighton, Research Governance Officer, Research and Enterprise Services, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG. Tel 01782 733306, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
I confirm that I have read and understand the information sheet for the above study and have had the opportunity to ask questions.
I understand that my participation is voluntary and that I am free to withdraw at any time, without giving any reason, and without my legal rights being affected.
I understand that data collected about me during this study will be anonymised before it is submitted for publication.
I agree to take part in this study.
I am happy for any quotes from my responses to be used anonymously.
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