Do you want to help us discover how the mind works when solving problems and dilemmas? Do you want to earn some extra money?
We are interested in studying the relationship between stress and cognitive skills.
Therefore, we will ask you to perform some language, numeric and decision-making tasks, as well as, a questionnaire about your stress levels and some questions about yourself (e.g. age, gender). Furthermore, we will also ask you give us a sample of your saliva twice and to wear a finger-clip for 15-20 minutes to measure your heart rate.
The experiment will last approximately 1 hour. Participation is completely confidential and voluntary. You will receive £5 in compensation for your time.
If you want to participate or would want more information on the matter please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a SONA account you can also sign up here https://st-andrews.sona-systems.com/default.aspx?p_return_experiment_id=1096
UTREC code: PS14222
Eligibility criteria: Participants must be aged 18 years or over.
Taking Part: Click here to complete our brief online survey.
Study description:We invite you to participate in an online experiment aiming to assess how different decisional utterances (e.g. “I think there is a very good chance I am right”) are interpreted. You should note there are no right or wrong answers across our experiment we are simply interested in your opinions, which will be given in the form of ratings, across a range of utterances.
You will be asked to complete a short online experiment. The experiment will be divided into two major parts, I) a demographics information form and II) a decisional utterance questionnaire. During the demographics information form, you will first provide a small amount of demographic information (e.g. your Age, Gender and Nationality). During the decisional utterances questionnaire, you will be asked to make rating scale judgements about a series of contextualised decisional utterances (e.g. “I am very unsure my old response was correct”). The information you provide will be anonymous and, should you give permission in the Consent Form, shared with other bona fide researchers and used for future scholarly purposes. Before agreeing to participate in this research you will be provided with a Participant Information Sheet that will further detail our research, allowing you to be fully informed before giving consent.
If you would like any more information please email Josephine Urquhart at email@example.com.
UTREC approval code: PS13645
If you are a parent or caregiver of a child aged 3-5 years, we invite you to take part in a study to help understand parents/caregivers perceptions’ and influences on portion size selection for young children. The study involves attending a 30-45 minute group discussion to talk about how you select the food portions you provide to your young child/children and what tools and strategies would be helpful in making portion size decisions.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to take part.
UTREC approval code: MD12354
This structured writing retreat, facilitated by CAPOD, aims to give dedicated writing time to participants for the purpose of progressing their writing projects in a supportive, non-surveillance environment. It allows participants a distraction free setting to write, as well as the opportunity to speak to and seek feedback from other writers. Open to academic/research staff and research postgraduate students.
Request a place: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/pdms/index.php?CourseID=9266
The Accommodation, Conferences and Events office will be closed on Wednesday 15 May and Thursday 16 May for a full team training event. We will have no access to emails during this time.
If you are aware of any upcoming requests, please feel free to send them across so that we can ensure these are confirmed. Otherwise, we look forward to getting back to you upon our return on Friday 17 May 2019.
Accommodation, Conferences and Events team
University of St Andrews
Agnes Blackadder Hall, North Haugh
St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, KY16 9XW
Email: email@example.com | firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com
Office: 01334 463000
ace.st-andrews.ac.uk | www.st-andrews.ac.uk
A new course is now available, Microsoft Excel: Data organisation techniques for researchers and data managers, 6 June, 9:45-12:30. This course will focus on best practices for organising and storing raw data in spreadsheets and identifying common problems, which will help you to use spreadsheets and to collaborate with other users more efficiently. This workshop is suitable for beginners having basic familiarity with Microsoft Excel or another spreadsheet software.
For more course information and booking see the following link:
Microsoft Excel: Data organisation techniques for researchers and data managers
HR is currently reviewing the following family-friendly policies and guidance, and would like to receive staff feedback, open until 24 May 2019.
- Draft Menopause Guidance
- Adoption Leave Policy
- Flexible Working Policy
- Maternity Leave Policy
- Paternity Leave Policy
- Parental Leave Policy
- Shared Parental Leave Policy
- Special Leave Policy
Weblink to policies/guidance and online forms: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/eia/engagement
UTREC consider this to be a service evaluation service and therefore does not require ethical approval.
This new GRADskills workshop, open to all researchers, is about how to go from ‘having a head full of complicated information’ to ‘effectively communicating some of that information to an audience’ using the skills and strengths that you already have. You will learn how to select what to communicate; consider who you want to communicate with; decide on the appropriate style; and think about why it matters to you that you communicate at all.
Using the answers to these questions, we’ll discuss ways of writing and speaking that can help you achieve your aims, as well as discussing some common pitfalls and how to avoid them.
Request a place: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/pdms/index.php?CourseID=9538