Important Information About This Project

Exploring Interactive Agent Interfaces for Child-Computer Interaction:
Graham Parsonage
Associate Lecturer & PhD Researcher
C&T Building
Fylde Rd. (University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
United Kingdom

Download the Information Sheet for Adult Participants 12th September 2017

This study is researching the design and creation of intelligent digital interfaces designed for children and teenagers. The researchers are Janet Read and Graham Parsonage. Janet is Professor of Child Computer Interaction at the University of Central Lancashire. Graham is an Associate Lecturer and PhD Researcher at the Child Computer Interaction Lab at the University of Central Lancashire.

The Child Computer Interaction Lab at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston is the largest of its kind in Europe and is well known around the world for cutting edge research into how young people interact with new technologies. More information about this research project is available at the project research page.

Your participation in this research study is voluntary. You may choose not to participate. If you decide to participate in this research survey, you may withdraw at any time. If you decide not to participate in this study or if you withdrawl from participating at any time, you will not be penalised.

The procedure involves filling an online survey that will take approximately 15 minutes. Your responses will be confidential and we do not collect identifying information such as your name, email address or IP address. The survey questions will be about:

  1. the extent to which you would take an action (intervene) in your child’s use of digital technologies. Examples of an intervention could include:
    • Preventing your child from making a financial in game transaction
    • Helping your child find online educational materials if they were stuck with their homework.
  2. if a technology existed that could monitor your child’s actions and make appropriate interventions on your behalf when your child was using a digital technology, to what extent would you trust the technology?

We will do our best to keep your information confidential. All data is stored in a password protected electronic format. To help protect your confidentiality, the surveys will not contain information that will personally identify you. The results of this study will be used as part of a PhD research project and possibly in research publications in anonymised form. Information about this project will appear on the project webpage

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Clicking on the "agree" button below indicates that:

I confirm that I am at least 18 years of age
I confirm that I have read and understand the information sheet, dated 12th September 2017 for the above study and have had the opportunity to consider the information, ask questions and have had these answered satisfactorily
I understand that my participation is voluntary and that I am free to withdraw at any time, without giving a reason.
I agree to take part in the above study.
I understand that it will not be possible to withdraw my data from the study after final analysis has been undertaken.
I agree to the use of anonymised quotes in publications.

If you do not wish to participate in the research study, please decline participation by clicking on the "disagree" button. You will be redirected to the project webpage.