Instagram and art gallery visitors
To find out more about my research please refer to the information sheet below. If you have been requested to participate in this research, please read the Research Participant Information Sheet below first then read the Consent form. If you agree to participate in the research please the complete the Consent form. If you have any immediate questions please call me (Adam Suess) on 0401 715 830 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
By checking the box below, I confirm that I have read and understood the information package and in particular have noted that:
(Griffith University ref no: 2017/641)
Research Participant Information Sheet
Who is conducting this research and why?
This research forms a component of Griffith University student Adam Suess’s enrolment in a Doctor of Philosophy. The Chief Investigator of this research is Dr Sorrel Penn-Edwards, Senior Lecturer, Griffith University. Contact details of the research team is outlined below:
Dr Sorrel Penn-Edwards, Griffith University, Principal Supervisor, email@example.com Phone: (+61 7) 373 55765
Dr Kay Hartwig, Griffith University, Secondary Supervisor, K.Hartwig@griffith.edu.au Phone: (+61 7) 373 55733
Adam Suess, Griffith University, Student Researcher,
firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 0401 715 830
Why is the research being conducted?
The purpose of this research is to further understand art gallery visitor experience and in particular how visitors use Instagram to interact with exhibits, themselves, their communities and the public at large. If you are interested in discussing your experience you will be asked to explain/ clarify your post.
What you will be asked to do.
All art gallery visitors will be invited to respond to questions about their art gallery visit post on your Instagram profile. It is likely that you will be asked about 1-5 questions about your Instagram post that you have made of your visit to the art gallery exhibition. As the researcher I will ask you questions as to why you posted what you did. This is not meant to be inconvenient for you as you can respond at a time that is convenient and it will most likely take a few minutes of your time for each response.
The basis by which participants will be selected or screened.
Participants must be at least 18 years old and have visited the Gerhard Richter exhibition at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art from 14 October 2017 – 4 February 2018 and have posted on Instagram during or after their visit.
The expected benefits of the research.
The benefits of this research is expected to include:
Risks to you
There are no foreseeable risks associated with participation in this research. As a user of Instagram participants should not feel inconvenienced.
Your identity and privacy is protected in this research. All participants will be assigned a pseudonym. All identities in the final results will have protected anonymity.
Your participation is voluntary
Your participation is voluntary. If you decide to participate then later want to withdraw you may do so without comment of penalty at any time by emailing email@example.com
Data storage and deletion
All research data (Instagram posts, interview responses and analysis) will be retained in a password protected electronic file for a period of five years before being destroyed.
Questions / further information/ feedback
If you have any questions, are seeking further information, or would like to provide feedback please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The ethical conduct of this research
This research has been approved by the Griffith University Human Research Ethics Committee (Griffith University ref no: 2017/641). If you have any concerns about the ethical conduct of this project you may contact the Manager, Research Ethics, at Griffith University on (07) 3735 4375 (or by email at email@example.com).
How this research may be disseminated
The results of this research will be published as part of a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis and may also be published as a journal article.
A summary of the results may be obtained by email firstname.lastname@example.org
The conduct of this research involves the collection, access and/ or use of your identified personal information. The information collected is confidential and will not be disclosed to third parties without your consent, except to meet government, legal or other regulatory authority requirements. A de-identified copy of this data may be used for other research purposes. However, your anonymity will at all times be safeguarded. For further information consult the University's Privacy Plan at http://www.griffith.edu.au/about-griffith/plans-publications/griffith-university-privacy-plan or telephone (07) 3735 4375.