Closed Projects

Please not that recruitment for these projects is now closed.

  • Detecting malicious intent at Security Checkpoints (in virtual reality)

    Experiment: This study aims to investigate how people behave when questioned at security checkpoints using virtual reality technology Participants will be wearing a head-mounted display (HMD) to immerse themselves in the virtual reality environment. Body movement will be measured via a wireless motion-tracking suit and verbal responses will be recorded. Please do not wear loose fitting clothes or thick jumpers.

    Participants will be paid £5 for their time

    Participant Requirements: Native/fluent English speakers. Please do not sign-up if you have a history of feeling sick/dizzy during VR.

    Duration30-40 minutes maximum

    LocationWhewell building, room B16, Lancaster University

    Dates: Recruiting until mid-May.

    Contact details: t.mapala1@lancaster.ac.uk

  • Strategies in Reasoning with Dyslexia

    Experiment: The main aim of the research project is to examine how people reason and the different types of learning strategies that people with dyslexia use.

    First you will be asked to do some matching of visual patterns, and then a paper and pencil problem solving task. In this task you will be asked to determine the conclusion from information presented in two sentences about logical relations. This will be followed by a short training session, in the form of a booklet that demonstrates a particular method for problem solving. Then you will try again to solve some problems similar to those you have previously seen. 

    Participation in this study is confidential; all data will be analysed and stored anonymously, therefore no one will be individually identifiable.

    Participants will be paid £10.50 for participation.

    Participant Requirements: Participants with dyslexia only

    Duration: One hour 30 minutes

    Location: Fylde College, Lancaster University

    DatesRecruiting until 15th June 2018

    Contact details:k.rawlins@lancaster.ac.uk

  • An Examination of Eyewitness Interviewing Practices

    Experiment: The main aim of the research project is to examine how people reason and the different types of learning strategies that people with dyslexia use.

    First you will be asked to do some matching of visual patterns, and then a paper and pencil problem solving task. In this task you will be asked to determine the conclusion from information presented in two sentences about logical relations. This will be followed by a short training session, in the form of a booklet that demonstrates a particular method for problem solving. Then you will try again to solve some problems similar to those you have previously seen. 

    Participation in this study is confidential; all data will be analysed and stored anonymously, therefore no one will be individually identifiable.

    Participants will be paid £10.50 for participation.

    Participant Requirements: Participants with dyslexia only

    Duration: One hour 30 minutes

    Location: Fylde College, Lancaster University

    DatesRecruiting until 15th June 2018

    Contact details:k.rawlins@lancaster.ac.uk

  • Evaluation of short stories for affective and semantic properties

    Experiment: The main aim of the research project is to examine how people reason and the different types of learning strategies that people with dyslexia use.

    First you will be asked to do some matching of visual patterns, and then a paper and pencil problem solving task. In this task you will be asked to determine the conclusion from information presented in two sentences about logical relations. This will be followed by a short training session, in the form of a booklet that demonstrates a particular method for problem solving. Then you will try again to solve some problems similar to those you have previously seen. 

    Participation in this study is confidential; all data will be analysed and stored anonymously, therefore no one will be individually identifiable.

    Participants will be paid £10.50 for participation.

    Participant Requirements: Participants with dyslexia only

    Duration: One hour 30 minutes

    Location: Fylde College, Lancaster University

    DatesRecruiting until 15th June 2018

    Contact details:k.rawlins@lancaster.ac.uk

  • Perceptions of Firearms

    Experiment: This is a cross-cultural study conducted in collaboration with Franklin & Marshall College (USA). For this study you will complete a brief 10-minute questionnaire. To thank you for participating, you will have the option of entering a lottery to win a £50 gift card. 

    Participant Requirements: Over 18 years of age. 

    Duration: 10 minutes. 

    Location: This study can be completed online from any quiet location. 

    Dates: Recruiting until 30th June 2018. 

    Contact details: Questions about the research can be directed to Stylianos Syropoulos (s.syropoulos@lancaster.ac.uk) or Dr Nicola Power (n.power3@lancaster.ac.uk). A link to online questionnaire is here: https://fandm.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cVfPoAde9mx4p7v

  • Perceptions of safety in our daily lives

    Experiment: This is a cross-cultural study conducted in collaboration with Franklin & Marshall College (USA). For this study, you will be asked to complete a short questionnaire regarding your perceived safety. Prior to the questionnaire you will read a short article. To thank you for participating, you will have the option of entering a lottery to win a £50 gift card. 

    Participant Requirements: Over 18 years of age. 

    Duration: 15 minutes. 

    Location: This study can be completed online from any quiet location. 

    Dates: Recruiting until 30th June 2018. 

    Contact details: A link to the online questionnaire is here: https://fandm.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_beo2wVs2xZKt6Nn Questions about the research can be directed to Stylianos Syropoulos (s.syropoulos@lancaster.ac.uk) or Dr Nicola Power (n.power3@lancaster.ac.uk).

  • Participant Pool for Security Vetting Study

    Experiment: You are invited to participate in a study that focusses on self-disclosure in security vetting scenarios. At this moment, we are organising a participant pool for this study. Your involvement is confidential and information you provide will be protected. Once you've contacted the researcher, she will send you an information form and demographic form to fill out. We will then contact you about an upcoming study, which will occur in the next 6-12 months. The study will entail an audio recorded interview in which you will be asked personal questions akin to those asked in security vetting procedures, and may include topics such as your involvement in criminal activity. Our study will be cleared in advance by relevant university ethics boards, which ensure the research won't put anyone at risk. Given the nature of this type of study, your confidentiality and privacy are of utmost importance. For these reasons, you will be asked not to share your name or identifying information during the study. The participant pool is voluntary and you are free to withdraw your interest or participation at any time. You will be paid for your participation in the study.

    Participant Requirements: To be determined.

    Duration: 30 minutes - 1 hour

    Location: To be determined.

    Dates: Recruitment for the study will take place between from May 2018-December 2018

    Contact details: c.winters1@lancaster.ac.uk

  • Understanding the lives of those with chronic respiratory conditions

    Experiment: This study looks at understanding the every day lives of those with chronic respiratory conditions, their care journeys and scoping the possibility of using technology to help them manage their condition. We are interested in speaking with those who have a chronic respiratory condition or somebody who cares for someone who does (such as family members, friends, paid carers, or other). If you agree to take part in this study, the researcher will meet you in a location that you are most comfortable and conduct a face to face interview with you to ask you about the topics outlined above. There are no monetary incentives for participating. 

    Participants: We are looking to speak with those who have a chronic respiratory condition (such as COPD) or somebody who has or has cared for someone with a chronic respiratory condition in the past. A carer may be a family member, a friend, a paid carer or similar. 

    Location: The location will be decided between the researcher and participant, but it will be somewhere that the participant feels most comfortable (for example a public library, coffee shop, etc). The researcher will travel to the participant. 

    Dates: Recruiting until December 10th 2018. 

    Contact details: Please contact h.tendedez@lancaster.ac.uk expressing your interest

  • How often do you lie?

    Experiment: If you click on this link: https://lancasteruni.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3Cv7W2EIhEvuPzL, your device will take you to a website called Qualtrics, which will ask you the questions. The questions are about how often you lie to other people. It will also show you 9 different scenarios and ask you whether you would lie in these scenarios and how you would feel in that situation. Your participation is completely anonymous: I will not be able to see who took part. 

    Participant requirement: You're happy take part and able to give informed consent. 

    Duration: It will take 15 to 30 minutes to answer all the questions. 

    Location: Wherever you are with an internet connection 

    Dates: close 20-12-2018 

    Contact detaill.warmelink@lanacster.ac.uk

  • Step, Two, Three, Four! How Well Can You Remember a Set of Actions?

    Experiment: This study is investigating how we remember actions. It is part of a wider project that aims to understand how different concepts are represented and formed in our minds. You will be asked to watch an instructional video of someone making a small model. You will then be asked to make the same model from memory. You will be video recorded doing this so that we can later analyse how well you remembered the instructions. You will be paid £3.50 for your time. 

    Participant Requirements: Due to the nature of the study, you must be a native English speaker, with normal or corrected-to-normal vision, and able to carry out a simple manual task such as assembling a toy (i.e. have full upper body mobility). 

    Duration: Approx. 20 minutes. 

    Location: Whewell Building, Lancaster University. 

    Dates: Recruiting until end of December 2018. 

    Contact details: Please email Dr Briony Banks (b.banks@lancaster.ac.uk) for further information or to take part.

  • Goshna: Accessible Airport Announcements for the deaf or Hard of Hearing

    Experiment: The Goshna mobile application aims to help people who are deaf or hard of hearing more easily navigate airports. This is done by providing users of the application information and notifications about their flights (such as gate number and boarding time) which is typically available on screens or verbally announced in an airport. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, then in many airports you are limited to constantly checking the screens. Our intention is to provide greater independence to people who are deaf or hard of hearing. 

    If you decide to take part, we would like you to participate in a one-to-one interview or focus group (group interviews with about five people), where we will ask about your experience of navigating airports, how being deaf or hard of hearing has impacted your experience of airports, and your experience with the mobile application we are developing. You will be given the opportunity to use our prototype and give feedback on it as part of the study.

    The interview will last about an hour and will be performed face-to-face, allowing adequate time to use the application, discuss your experiences in airports, and using the application. All interviews are audio recorded and transcribed. Your responses will be anonymised and if used in academic publications will not identify you. Data is stored securely and only named researchers will have access to it.

    Participant Requirements: Hearing impairment (deaf or hard of hearing), and has travelled at least once through an airport.

    Duration: Max 1-hour.

    Location: University campus, Infolab21 (or other locations on campus, depending on room booking)

    Dates: Recruiting until 31st January 2019

    Contact details: c.bull@lancaster.ac.uk