Consent to Participate
You are being invited to take part in a research study. Before you decide to participate in this study, it is important that you understand why the research is being done and what it will involve. Please take the time to read the following information carefully.
Purpose of the research: We want to understand why people do what they do. In order to figure this out, each survey you take (including this one) will be on a more specific topic like emotion transitions, interracial interactions, or health behaviors. The more surveys you and other members of our user community complete, the more we can understand why people do what they do!
Study Procedures: We will be asking you to pay attention to words or pictures on your computer screen, and/or answer questions about yourself or about other people. We will also ask you to make responses using your keyboard or your mouse. You will receive more specific instructions shortly.
Your participation in this study is completely voluntary, and you may exit the study at any point. Your decision not to participate or to withdraw does not involve any penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled.
Risks: We do not expect there to be any risks. For questions of a very private nature that might make you feel uncomfortable, you have the option to skip that question or decline to respond. You are also free to end the study at any time by closing your browser window.
Benefits: We will give you feedback on how you did when you finish the study. We will also explain what we hope to learn from this research.
Confidentiality: All of your information is stored in a secure database. All of our databases are password-protected and encrypted. Anonymized data from your participation may be submitted to a repository as part of a dataset that is publicly available and can be used to answer further research questions.
Whom do I contact with questions? email@example.com
By continuing, you acknowledge that your participation is voluntary, and you may withdraw your consent and discontinue participation in the project at any time. Your withdrawal will not result in any penalty.