Thanks for accepting the HIT. "The Spheres of Sodor" is a short psychological study investigating how people make decisions. It involves
the following steps:
We ask for demographic information (not connected to your Amazon ID)
Because this is a University research project, we ask for your informed consent. (The format of the consent form is a standard university document, so it sometimes looks a little weird on MTurk)
The study then explains how to do the task in detail. You will need to pass a short test to
check that you understand how the study works.
Next comes the experiment itself.
At the end, we'll give you the completion code you need to get paid for the HIT.
The total time taken should be about 5 minutes. Please don't use the "back" button on
your browser or close the window until you reach the end and receive your completion code.
This is very likely to break the experiment and may make it difficult for you to get paid.
However, if something does go wrong, please contact us! When you're ready to begin, click
on the "start" button below.
Approval No 2574
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
PARTICIPANT INFORMATION STATEMENT
Theories of inductive reasoning
Participant Selection and Purpose of Study
You are invited to participate in a study of how human reasoning works. We hope to learn what information people find most useful in guiding their judgments about the world. You were selected as a possible participant in this study because you accepted our HIT on Amazon Mechanical Turk.
Description of Study and Risks
If you decide to participate, we will present you with some reasoning problems in which you need to use the (possibly incomplete) information to make judgements (or guesses) about the truth of different propositions. Detailed instructions will be provided once the task begins. The exact number of problems you need to solve depends on which version of the task the computer assigns you to, but the on-screen display will inform you of how much further you have to go. The task should take approximately 5 minutes to complete including reading time.
No discomforts or inconveniences besides some boredom are reasonably expected. No risks are reasonably expected as a result of your participation in this study. We cannot and do not guarantee or promise that you will receive any benefits from this study.
Confidentiality and Disclosure of Information
Any information that is obtained in connection with this study and that can be identified with you will remain confidential and will be disclosed only with your permission or except as required by law. If you give us your permission by clicking on the “I agree” button below, we plan to publish the results in academic journals and discuss the results at scientific conferences. In any publication, information will be provided in such a way that you cannot be identified.
Recompense to participants
As stated on the Amazon Mechanical Turk page, the pay for completing this HIT is US$0.85.
Your decision whether or not to participate will not prejudice your future relations with The University of New South Wales. If you decide to participate, you are free to withdraw your consent and to discontinue participation at any time without prejudice.
If you have any questions or concerns following your participation, Associate Professor Daniel Navarro (+61 4 2148 8402, email. firstname.lastname@example.org) will be happy to address them. Complaints about the study may be directed to UNSW’s Research Ethics and Compliance Support, (phone +61 2 9385 4235 or +61 2 9385 4958, email. email@example.com).
Please keep a copy of this information sheet (you can download the pdf here)
By continuing, you are making a decision whether or not to participate. Clicking the button below indicates that, having read the information provided on the participant information sheet, you have decided to participate.
To withdraw your consent, simply close the browser tab and return the HIT. Your data will be deleted from our records.
We need this information for our records, but it is kept completely separate from
information about your Amazon ID. As long as you finish the experiment you will get
paid no matter what you put here, so please be honest.