BEACON STUDY

We would like to invite you to participate in the Beacon Study. The Beacon Study is designed to measure personality traits across context, time, and perspectives. As part of this multi-part study, you will describe your own and others’ personalities, play games and have brief conversations with fellow participants, and complete daily surveys. As part of this study, you may earn up to $80, plus chances to win $50 Amazon.ca gift cards. The first part of the study involves completing an online prescreen questionnaire in order to determine eligibility. If eligible, participation will include two in lab sessions at the University of Toronto Mississauga or St. George campus, and daily surveys on an internet enabled device.

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To complete the online, prescreen questionnaire and determine eligibility:

START HERE

As part of the online pre-screen questionnaire you will be asked to provide email address for people who know you well. We only use these addresses for invitations to this study and we absolutely do not share emails with anyone else.

In order to be eligible to participate and receive compensation:

  • You must provide 3 valid email addresses for acquaintances who are able to describe your personality as part of the online prescreen questionnaire.
  • You must bring an acquaintance with you to part 1 of the study. This acquaintance does not have to be the same as one of the three provided in the online prescreen. The acquaintance that you bring with you to the lab will be invited to take part in the Beacon Study by completing a questionnaire and will be invited to complete daily surveys.  

Frequently Asked Questions about Beacon Study:

Why do you require contact information for my acquaintances?

Given that our goal is to learn more about your personality, we’d like to know what you’re like in everyday life. One way to better understand what you’re like is to learn more about how others perceive you. Again, since our goal is to learn more about you, ideally we’d like for people who know you to you to describe you as well. We ask that you provide email addresses for your acquaintances so that we can invite them to take a similar version of the survey you just completed.

Do my acquaintances have to participate in order for me to take part in the study?

No, your acquaintances are free to decide if they would like to participate in the Beacon Study. Your participation will not be impacted by their decision. We simply require that you provide contact information so that we can invite them to participate and bring an acquaintance with you to the first in lab session. Acquaintances who decide to participate online via our email invitation will receive a $10 Amazon gift card. 

Please be prepared with 3 email addresses for people who know your personality when beginning the online pre-screen questionnaire. You must provide valid contact information for them and one must come with you to the first part of the Beacon Study. Your acquaintance’s participation is completely optional, and won’t impact your participation in the study. For example, the acquaintance that you bring with you to the first part of the study may chose not to participate when they get to the lab; however, you may still participate even if they chose not to.

Participants must be over the age of 18.

For more detailed information:

Frequently Asked Questions

View the consent form

Email the research team: Skiplabstudy@gmail.com

Give us a call: (905-828-5297)