Wednesday, March 23

Trying to reduce weight and then the uni does this to me

I am trying to reduce weight and then the damn university sends this email to me.

From: Date: 14 March 2011 11:05:08 GMT
To: Subject: Participants wanted for exploring factors affecting the experience of eating a snack - circular

Circular email for use for recruitment of volunteers for study ref: PNM/09/10-121 approved by the King’s College London Psychiatry, Nursing and Midwifery Research Ethics Subcommittee (PNMRES). This project contributes to the College's role in conducting research, and teaching research methods. You are under no obligation to reply to this email, however if you choose to, participation in this research is voluntary and you may withdraw at any time.
Study Title: Exploring factors affecting the experience of eating a snack.
We are looking for volunteers to take part in a study exploring how your feelings and the way a snack is presented can affect your experience of eating the snack. The research will help us to understand the different factors that affect people’s food choices.
Participants will be asked to attend Lecture Theatre 1, New Hunts House on the Guy’s Campus on either the 16th March or 23rd March. On arrival participants will be given a carton of popcorn and bottle of water as a snack to consume while watching two film clips, one sad and one happy. Participants will also be asked to complete a questionnaire including items about the taste of the popcorn, current feelings and some personal details. The questionnaire will take approximately 10 minutes to complete each section, 30 minutes in total. The questionnaire will be completed in three sections, in-between watching the film clips. Study participation will take between one and a half and two hours.
We are looking for male and female participants over the age of 18 years to participate. Contacting us does not commit you to participate. You will receive a £10 voucher as compensation for your participation. All information given will be confidential and anonymised.
If you are interested or would like some more information, please contact;

The sheer irony of fate. Bhagya ki widambana.. sighs, man, got another fight on my hand, and its a weighty one. BTW, the uni has a world famous very big medical research unit as well and it does shed loads of medical research. Maybe they can do something on my belly? heh

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