Information and consent
My name is Mike Trott and I am currently studying my PhD in Sports and Exercise Science at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, currently performing a research project for the second year of my PhD. I am organising this research and am supervised by Dr Lee Smith, Dr Brendon Stubbs and Dr James Johnstone. My research is an assessment of exercise dependence in fitness instructors and health club users, and should take less than 10 minutes to complete. This will also add to the current body of knowledge around this topic and could also help to prove/refute a common conceptualization of exercise dependence.
You have been invited to take part in this study as you meet the following criteria:
- You are either a health club user or an exercise instructor.
- You are over 18.
Taking part is completely optional, you should only agree to take part if you are happy to do so. If you agree to take part, you must read the information carefully and answer all questions to the best of your ability. All questions must be answered in order to compete the survey.
There are no risks or precautions to be taken when participating in this study. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me via email(1). All information collected from you during your participation in this research will be anonymised. The information will not be incorrectly distributed in any way. The final report will include your data – but it will not be possible to identify you from the data.
I agree to take part in this study, I have read the information above. I understand what my role will be in this research, and all my questions have been answered to my satisfaction. I have been informed that the confidentiality of the information I provide will be safeguarded. I am free to ask any questions at any time before and during the study.
By consenting to take part in this research you have not compromised your statutory legal rights.
All information from your participation in this research will be collected and stored in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2016) .
Data Protection: I agree to the University (Anglia Ruskin University and its partner colleges) processing personal data which I have supplied. I agree to the processing of such data for any purposes connected with the Research Project as outlined to me.
Once you have consented, information from completed and submitted surveys cannot be withdrawn. I give my consent to participate in this study