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This research will take about 15 minutes and you are paid $1.00 for participation.
We ask you a couple of questions regarding your travel behaviour.
For our research, it is of great importance that you do this task seriously. We appreciate that your time is precious and thank you for doing this task. For serious participation, you will be eligible to win an additional $100,- Amazon.com voucher.
However, we might need to exclude your participation in case you did not comply with the research standards here.
Please do not block pop-ups as this will affect the flow of this study.
Information about this task
This study was initiated by Dr Bruno Verschuere, University of Amsterdam
All data are treated confidentially for academic research only
This study was approved to adhere to academic ethical standards
You are paid $1.00 for your participation and have a chance to win an additional $100,- Amazon.com voucher
Before you decide to participate, it is important to know why the research is being done and what it means for you. Please read this information carefully and take your time to decide whether or not to participate.
By clicking 'Next' you agree with the following information. If you disagree, you can end the task.
This research was initiated by Dr Bruno Verschuere of the Department of Psychology, FMG, University of Amsterdam, aiming to investigate what the most common reasons are for traveling by airplane. You will perform one simple task in which you will write
down your reasons for flying.
This study will take circa 15 minutes and you are paid $1.00 for participation via your crowdflower account. Additionally, you have the chance to win $100,- as Amazon.com voucher if you follow the instructions properly.
If you are to refrain from participating in this experiment, this decision in no way will affect you. If during the investigation you decide to discontinue participation, it will have no consequences. You are free to discontinue without giving any reason.
If you discontinue your participation, or afterwards, withdraw your consent within 24 hours, then your data will be removed from our files and destroyed. We appreciate your participation in this study very much. There are no known disadvantages
to participating in this study. Because this study poses no risk to your health or safety along with it, there is no special insurance. All your data will be treated confidentially. Anonymized data can be accessed by responsible
persons of the Psychology Department. The informed consent form you sign gives these people permission to view the data. The data obtained during the investigation is stored in the computer and will remain until 5 years after completion of
the investigation. If the results of this study are reported in journals or at scientific meetings, you will never be mentioned by name or any other identifiable information.
If you want further information about this study, please contact the researcher Bruno Verschuere (phone: +31205256799, email: email@example.com; University of Amsterdam, Roeterseilandcampus building G, room 1.31).
For any complaints about this study, please contact the member of the Ethics Committee of the Department of Psychology of the University of Amsterdam, Dr A. van Emmerik (telephone: +20 525 8604; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; University of Amsterdam,
Roeterseilandcampus building G, room 1.41).
Will you be flying in the next 3 months?
Please read this instruction carefully. We will now ask you to write answers to ten questions about travelling by airplane. Each statement is assessed as to whether the instructions were followed. Each participant who did do so, is automatically eligible
to win a $100,- Amazon.com voucher. Participation of those who do not follow the instructions must unfortunately be invalidated.
A brief reminder about your task:
Some participants are instructed to lie and some to tell the truth. Your task is to provide a convincing account of the trip to .
Please think about this trip to provide plausible and convincing answers. The button to proceed appears in 30 seconds.
Thank you for answering these questions. We now have a few demographic and language questions before you can finish this experiment.
What is your gender?
What is your age?
What is your education?
What is your country of origin?
Were you raised in more than one native language?
What is your (first) native language?
What is your second native language?
How would you rate your proficiency in English word recognition (i.e. deciding whether something is a real word or not), from 0 (very poor) to 10 (expert)?
How would you rate your proficiency in English vocabulary (i.e. being able to mention many different words for one thing), from 0 (very poor) to 10 (expert)?
How would you rate your English language proficiency in general, from 0 (very poor) to 10 (expert)?
How motivated were you to appear convincing, from 0 (not at all) to 10 (absolutely)?
How expected was the question "What is the main purpose of your flight?", from 0 (not at all) to 10 (absolutely)?
How expected was the question "Who will you meet there and for which reason?", from 0 (not at all) to 10 (absolutely)?
How expected was the question "What was first, what second, and what last in your planning?", from 0 (not at all) to 10 (absolutely)?
How expected was the question "What was the hardest to plan?", from 0 (not at all) to 10 (absolutely)?
How expected was the question "What is the most pleasant event you expect to happen during your trip?", from 0 (not at all) to 10 (absolutely)?
How expected was the question "What is the most unpleasant event you expect to happen during your trip?", from 0 (not at all) to 10 (absolutely)?
How expected was the question "What will you do if you have to wait during your journey?", from 0 (not at all) to 10 (absolutely)?
How expected was the question "How will you get from the airport to your accommodation?", from 0 (not at all) to 10 (absolutely)?
How expected was the question "What is the first thing you will do when you arrive at your final destination?", from 0 (not at all) to 10 (absolutely)?
How expected was the question "What is the first thing you will do when you return home from your trip?", from 0 (not at all) to 10 (absolutely)?
As final part of this experiment, we ask you to briefly do this English task. Please read the instructions carefully.
This test consists of about 60 trials, in each of which you will see a string of letters. Your task is to decide whether this is an existing English word or not. If you think it is an existing English word, you press "A" for yes, and
if you think it is not an existing English word, you press on "L" for no.
If you are sure that the word exists, even though you don’t know its exact meaning, you may still respond "yes". But if you are not sure if it is an existing word, you should respond "no".
In this experiment, we use British English rather than American English spelling. For example: "realise" instead of "realize"; "colour" instead of "color", and so on. Please don’t let this confuse you. This experiment is not about detecting such subtle
spelling differences anyway.
You have as much time as you like for each decision.
If everything is clear, you can now start the experiment by pressing the space bar.
A = YES
L = NO
To complete the language task, please write down as many animals in English as you can. Seperate each word with a simple blank space. You have 90 seconds time - starting when you begin typing. The task will automatically proceed.
Please answer this question honestly. Your answer will not affect your payment or chances to win the $100,- Amazon.com voucher.
Your participation code: 9871NOThank you for participating in this research. We were interested in how airplane passengers think and write about their upcoming flight. Some were instructed to tell the truth and others to lie about their flight plans. We want to examine how we can tell truthful statements from deceptive ones. We will process the statements written and determine whether you did the task seriously.If you wish to be eligible for the draw for a $100,- Amazon.com voucher, please provide your email address in the right-hand text field.
In order to validate your participation, it is necessary that you provide your crowdflower ID below in the left hand-field and confirm your participation code in the middle text field.