1.What am I required to do as a part of the study?
You would have already completed a short questionnaire survey before logging into the app. You are now required to complete 3 meditation sessions (totalling 60 mins) every week for 6 weeks. You are also required to complete the Daily Quiz everyday in the evening by clicking on the link Daily Quiz in the home page. This should take just 5 mins of your time everyday. At the end of the 6 weeks, we will send another short questionnaire survey to you over email. You will have to fill that to successfully complete the study.
2.What will I get for successfully completing the study?
Above everything else, you will get the satisfaction of becoming a regular meditator and helping improve scientific understanding of meditation. You will also get complimentary access to the Mindhouse app for 1 year. Apart from this, in case you have not opted out, you will get a ₹1000 Amazon gift voucher. In case you have chosen to forego the ₹1000 Amazon gift voucher, we thank you for your consideration.
3.I dont remember if I have attended 3 sessions this week. Where can I see these details?
You can track the number of sessions you have attended in the current week and in total by clicking on My History
4.What happens if I am unable to attend 3 sessions in one of the weeks?
We would request you to be regular and ensure that you attend the required 3 sessions every week, since not attending could lead to your disqualification from the study. In the rare case that you miss attending 3 sessions in any one week, please make up for it in the immediate next week and also write to us on email@example.com and let us know about the same. Please remember that doing this for more than one week could lead to disqualification from the study
5.What happens if I forget to take the Daily Quiz on some days?
We would request you to be regular and ensure that you take the Daily Quiz everyday, since not taking the quiz could lead to your disqualification from the study. In case you miss taking the quiz, please write in and inform us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will let you know how to avoid disqualification
6.I have changed my phone. How do I reinstall the Mindhouse research app on my new phone?
Please write to us on email@example.com and we would be happy to assist you in installing the Mindhouse research app on your new phone.
7.There are many different techniques on the Mindhouse app. Why am I required to do only one technique?
We are assessing the effectiveness of this particular technique in this research study, and hence you are required to practice only this technique for the duration of the research. Once you have completed the required 6 weeks of the research study, you can go back to practicing all the other techniques on the Mindhouse app
8.Can I use the main Mindhouse app in parallel to the research study?
No, you cannot use the main Mindhouse app for the duration of the research study. The reason for this is that practicing another technique can interfere with accurately assessing the impact of the technique you are undergoing as a part of the research
9.Can I do my own meditation practice along with the research meditation during the 6 weeks?
We request you to refrain from practicing any other form of meditation or mind wellness techniques for the entire research duration of 6 weeks. The reason for this is that practicing another technique can interfere with accurately assessing the impact of the technique you are undergoing as a part of the research
10.I exercise regularly. Is it ok to continue exercising during the research study?
Yes, you can maintain your regular daily routine in all aspects except meditation during the research study
11.Who can I contact in case I have any questions?
12.How will I get the Rs. 1,000 Amazon gift card?
We will email the Amazon gift card to your email id registered with us once you have successfully completed the 6 weeks of meditation and answered the questionnaire survey at the end of the 6 weeks.
13.Can you share more details about the research study?
The study is being conducted by researchers at Adelphi University, New York. The lead researcher and our research partner for the study is Dr. Daniel Lim. The aim of the study is to assess the effectiveness of Mindhouse meditation techniques.