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Exploring Reading and Engagement in Post-Secondary Students


Thank you for your interest in the study “Exploring Reading and Engagement in Post-Secondary Students.” We are conducting a research study about attention, retention, and engagement through reading. This study is being conducted by Psychology Honours Student Hannah Bowley, under the supervision of Dr. Raquel Hoersting in the Psychology Department at UPEI. 

This study will be held online and will require the use of a computer, laptop, or tablet, and reliable internet access. Your participation would involve answering a questionnaire, reading a piece of literature that we would provide, and answering short answer questions about the given text. Your participation will be completely voluntary and all information you provide will be kept confidential. Participation in this study can earn students in PSY 1020 a 1% bonus mark towards their final grade. Students enrolled in PSY 1020 and who do not wish to participate in the study have the option of completing a written essay to receive a 1% bonus mark towards their final grade. Also, participants not enrolled in PSY 1020 and who do not receive the 1% bonus mark can be entered into a draw for a chance to win a $25.00 Indigo gift card. The total time required to participate in this study would be 60 - 105 minutes.

If you have any questions or concerns with regards to the ethics of this study, you may consult with Dr. Raquel Hoersting at, Dr. Tracy Doucette, Chair of the Psychology Department, or the UPEI REB at or 902-620-5104. Thank you for your interest.


Hannah Bowley

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