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Horrible Noises Experiment

This experiment is being run by citizen scientist Izzy Thomlinson for BBC Radio 4's So You Want To Be A Scientist?. It aims to find out what you think about unpleasant sounds.

Please read the following statement and click Take Part Now! if you agree to participate. If you are under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must read the following and give consent on your behalf

'I freely and voluntarily consent to be a participant in the research on the topic of unpleasant sounds. Specifically, I have been asked to take part in a short survey which should take no longer than 10 minutes.

I understand: that if at any time during the task I feel unable or unwilling to continue, I am free to leave; that my participation in this study is completely voluntary and that I may withdraw from it at any time without negative consequences. My answers in this survey will be completely anonymised and no identifying information will be collected. This site will collect answers and hold them securely. The arrangements for data storage and security comply with the terms of the Data Protection Act. Only Izzy Thomlinson and Prof Trevor Cox will be able to see the raw data and the answers won't be passed to the BBC or any other third party. A database of anonymised responses will be made available to other researchers who might wish to analyse and use the data.'

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Please note due to the nature of this study those registered deaf or severely hard of hearing will not be able to take part.