Thank you for your interest in the Music & Facebook Study.

Please read through the following information before progressing any further in the study.



The purpose of this study is to examine the use of web-based music listening technology in the context of Facebook usage.


You will be asked to complete a questionnaire, which should take no more than 15 minutes. This questionnaire includes questions about your age, gender, occupation, nationality, and whether you consider music and technology important in your life and to your identity. You'll also answer the degree to which a number of different statements represent yourself and about whether/ how you interact with music and people on Facebook. After completing the questionnaire, your participation in this study is complete.


Any information you provide is for research purposes only; all data is anonymous and will only be accessed by the investigators of this study. Only summarised data and no single individual's data will be presented or detailed at conference meetings or in any reports or publications.


Participation in this study is entirely voluntary and if you wish to withdraw you are free to do so at any time. There are no forseeable risks in taking part in this study and this has been approved by the Heriot-Watt University School of Life Sciences Research Ethics Committee. If you have any questions regarding this, you may contact the co-chair of the Research Ethics Committee Dr. Nicola McGuigan (N.McGuigan@hw.ac.uk).


There are no direct benefits for participating in this study. However, your participation will be of great help in advancing our knowledge and understanding in this research area. If you have any questions regarding this, the study, or other related research being carried out at Heriot-Watt University, you may contact the principal researcher at researchaboutlistening@gmail.com, or the supervising researcher, Dr. Adrian North, at a.north@hw.ac.uk.



I have read the above information, understand that participation is voluntary, that I can withdraw at any time, and give my consent to participate in this study.