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Volunteer Information Sheet – Memory Study


Researcher: Clare Rathbone

Email:          Tel: 0118 378 8522


We would be grateful to you, if you could assist us by participating in our study exploring issues around memory for life events. The study is specifically interested in the way people remember events from their lives. You will be asked to recall 16 memories and then rate them for details, such as vividness and how often you have thought about the memories before. You will also be asked to fill in two short questionnaires.

Please note, this questionnaire is for people over the age of 40 only - please do not take part if you are aged 39 or younger.

Your participation will take approximately 30 minutes, during which time you will complete the online questionnaire. As this is an entirely questionnaire-based study, you do not need to sign a consent form. Instead, the completion of this questionnaire is taken as your consent to take part. Your data will be kept confidential and securely stored, with only an anonymous number identifying it. All information collected for the project will be destroyed after a period of 5 years from the completion of the project has elapsed.

Taking part in this study is completely voluntary; you may withdraw at any time without having to give any reason. Please feel free to ask any questions that you may have about this study at any point. There should be no risks associated with taking part in this study, and you may benefit from participating by enjoying the process of remembering past events from your life.

This application has been reviewed by the School Research Ethics Committee and has been given a favourable ethical opinion for conduct. If you would like to contact the Research Ethics Committee for any reason, please contact Dr Pasco Fearon:


Thank you for your help.

Clare Rathbone