Practical information

What are my tasks as a participant?

The tests may look different depending on the study, but normally you will solve various tasks on a computer or complete questionnaires. In some tests, other information, such as eye movements or your brainwaves, are also measured at the same time while you are working on the task.

When are the tests usually carried out?

It usually takes about 30-60 minutes per test. Some tests may also take longer and/or be carried out over several days. All relevant information on the duration of a test are given in the titles and descriptions of the studies.

How do I register?

You register by giving us your contact details in the relevant form. We will then contact you.

Do I have to take part in studies once I have registered?

There is no obligation to participate. Everyone can choose whether and in which studies they wish to take part. It is up to you how often you participate in studies. You can withdraw from taking part at any time without giving reasons and without incurring any disadvantages.

When are the tests usually carried out?

The tests may take place at different times and are dependent on the test manager. However, tests are generally held sometime between Monday and Friday and between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. There may be exceptions to this. When registering for a study, you will see all the times on which the test manager may conduct tests and you can decide according to what suits you.

Do I receive remuneration for taking part in studies?

For laboratory studies you will receive CHF 25 per hour. You may receive payment for Internet studies. Whether this is the case and the level of payment is included in the description of the study in question.

How do I find information about new studies?

As soon as you have registered, you will be informed by e-mail of new studies in which you may take part. A personalised link takes you to a page on which you will see all studies for which you may apply. You can then click individually to register for any studies that interest you.

What happens to the data that I enter into the database and which is collected during a test?

All data that you enter into our database and which we collect in the test are subject to data protection. This means that the data are not used outside our research and are also not made available to external parties.

Who works in the laboratory?

The tests are carried out by psychologists and psychology students who are employed at the Swiss Distance University Institute.

Who can I contact if I have questions?

A Research Assistant will be pleased to answer your questions and you can contact him at this address: forschung@remove-this.fernuni.ch

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