We are currently conducting research in the Department of Psychology at the University of Waterloo on unusual experiences people sometimes have when falling asleep or awakening. We invite you to participate in this research if you are interested in doing so. We have developed a survey questionnaire that samples the variety of experiences associated with sleep onset/offset and are collecting information we are using for detailed quantitative analysis.
We would very much appreciate your contribution if you should decide to fill out the questionnaire and submit your responses. This research has been approved by the Office of Human Research at the University of Waterloo. All information collected as a result of your participation in the study will be used for research purposes only and no individuals will be identified in any report of this research. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this project please contact Dr. Cheyne, Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For each of the experiences we would also like you to estimate how Vivid or Intense the experience was. We will be asking you to use a standard 7-point scale for all experiences. To provide some guidance and standardization we have provided anchor points to help you use the scale.
A text box is also provided for each question so that you may type in more detailed qualitative information about the experience referred to in the question.
Participation is voluntary and please feel free to decline to answer any question.