Project Title: Nudging interventions: what do the public think?
This study has been approved by the UCL Research Ethics Committee (Project ID Number): CEHP2013508
Purpose of the study
This study investigates the public’s opinion about a variety of interventions that the government may put in practice to prevent obesity. These interventions are from a book popular in Government circles, Nudge: improving decisions about health, wealth and happiness (Thaler and Sunstein, 2008).
Participants are recruited online on a voluntary basis. They are required to be over 18 years of age and to have given their consent.
What will happen if you decide to take part?
Once you have completed the consent form, you will be required to give your views about six interventions by completing a rating scale. You will then be asked some questions about yourself (gender, age, education level, ethnicity) so that we can track the characteristics of the people who have completed our survey.
There are no known risks or discomforts associated with completing this survey.
The results of this study will be of potential use in informing policy makers about what the public think about different kinds of intervention to tackle obesity.
There are no financial costs for taking part.
Completing the survey will take no more than 10 minutes.
All the responses will be kept confidential and the data will be treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. All data will be stored in a password protected computer and only the student conducting the research and the project supervisors will have access to the raw data. The results of the survey may be published for scientific purposes but no data that could identify the respondent will be disclosed. Because of the anonymity of the survey, no data can be withdrawn once the survey has been submitted because of the impossibility to link one participant to his/her own answers.
Right to withdraw
It is up to you to decide whether to take part or not; choosing not to take part will not disadvantage you in any way. If you do decide to take part you are still free to withdraw at any time and without giving a reason.
This study has been approved by the University College London’s Psychology and Language Sciences Departmental Ethics Committee [Ethics Projects ID Number: CEHP2013508].
If you have any questions or require additional information, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Department of Arts and Sciences
University College London
Dr Christopher Mills
Faculty of Law