The purpose of this study is to better understand if and how data-driven stories can be compelling to readers.

We ask you to experience a data-driven story in different settings:

We would like you to experiment reading the story with these different settings and report their impact on your reading experience via a short questionnaire. Web-based interactions with the story will be logged and submitted along with the questionnaire.


  1. read the story in different settings and complete the questionnaire right afterwards
  2. do not reload the page
  3. do not retake the study after you have submitted all your responses

We do not anticipate any risk for taking part in this study. If you have any questions, complaints, or if you feel you have been harmed by this research please contact [RESEARCHER]. You can also contact the IRB if you have questions regarding your rights as a research participant.

This study should take less than 15 minutes to complete. Participation in this study is voluntary. You can choose not to take part. You can choose not to finish the questionnaire or omit any question you prefer not to answer without penalty or loss of benefits. Your participation or non-participation will in no way affect your employment. By submitting your answers to the questionnaire, you are giving your consent to participate in this study.

Thank you for taking the time to participate in our study; we appreciate your cooperation.