This is the first giveaway on my blog, and I am very excited! I am even more excited because this is not a regular giveaway action to make my blog more popular, but has to do with my thesis I am currently working on.
I write my thesis at the department of social psychology at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and it is about how people make decisions in particular situations. To examine this topic, I am doing an online study, and for this study, I need participants – these would be you!
The giveaway itself is 5 Amazon vouchers worth $30 (USD) each. So there will be five winners at the end. You can participate regardless of where you live, and if you are one of the winners, you will receive an email that tells you how to activate the voucher for amazon.com – and there you can use it to buy whatever you want.
The study itself takes about 15 minutes, and you will do it online, so it is very comfortable. You will read a little scenario about a situation and then answer some questions about it, and that is it.
The study obeys the APA (American Psychological Association) standards of data privacy. This means that you do not have to reveal your name, your data will be treated confidentially and not given to a third party, and the evaluation is completely anonymous.
The study is running from now on, and you can particpate until May 31th, 2011. On June 1st, the winners will be randomly drawn amongst participants.
To get to the study, please click the following link.
Please support me by asking your family members and friends to participate as well, and link this post to your blog if you have one. This study is of high personal relevance for me and my academic career, and you will also contribute to the progress of scientific research by doing so.
If you have further questions, please contact me by leaving a comment or writing an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you all for your support!
[Note: I had one reply that the link above did not work, in that case please try this one: http://knut.psi.uni-heidelberg.de/kamape/ (without language labeling). But in most cases the long link will work and lead you to the English version of the study appropriately.]
[Note: Some questions in the study may appear to be quite similar. This is a common thing in psychological questionnaires and has statistical reasons. Please just answer all questions intuitively and spontaneously, and everything will be fine. ]
* This post will stick to the front page as long as the study is running (until May 31th). You will find regular site updates below. *