19th October 2018
Thank you for your interest in this research. Before you decide whether or not to participate, it is important for you to understand why the research is being conducted and what it will involve. Please read the following information carefully.
What is the purpose of the research?
The interview you are about to complete is being conducted to gather information on the personal experiences of UK Armed Forces veterans, and their families, in coping with Armed Forces service and recovery from gambling related problems.
Who is carrying out the research?
The interview is being conducted by Glen Dighton MSc., from the Department of Psychology, Swansea University as part of a doctoral thesis under the supervision of Prof. Simon Dymond of the Department of Psychology, Swansea University and Dr. Alice Hoon of the Swansea University Medical School. The research has been approved by the Department of Psychology’s Research Ethics Committee. The research is funded by a grant from GambleAware.
Who has reviewed this research?
This research has also passed an internal ethics review at the Department of Psychology, Swansea University.
What happens if I agree to take part?
The interview consists of a number of open-ended questions that explore some aspects of your personal experiences during and post Armed Forces service. The interview also includes a number of questions about gambling behaviour. The interview itself should take no more than 1 hour to complete.
Is participation voluntary and what if I wish to later withdraw?
Your participation is entirely voluntary – you do not have to participate if you do not want to. If you decide to participate, but wish to withdraw your information, you may do so at any time during the completion of the survey by emailing the Chief Investigator using the email below, or by selecting the ‘I wish to withdraw from the survey’ box at the end of the survey. You may also withdraw from the survey by clicking on the ‘Study Information/Opt Out’ button at the top of the page and then clicking the ‘I no longer wish to be a part of this survey’ button at the bottom of the popup.
What will happen to the information I provide?
All the data obtained will be confidential to the study. When transcribed you will be identified via a substitute name, and never by real name. Any information you provide which may identify you will be redacted from transcripts of the interview.
An analysis of the information will form part of our report at the end of the study and may be presented to interested parties and published in scientific journals and related media.
Note that information presented in any reports or publications will be wholly anonymous.
What if I have other questions?
If you have further questions about this research please do not hesitate to contact us using the email: firstname.lastname@example.org