|Consent for Participation in a Research Project|
Invitation to Participate and Description of Project
You are invited to participate in an online study designed to gather information about a wide range of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors among individuals in romantic relationships. In order to decide whether or not you wish to be a part of this research study, you should know enough about its risks and benefits to make an informed judgment. This consent form gives you detailed information about the research study: its purpose, the procedures that will be performed, any risks of the procedures, and possible benefits. Once you understand the study, you will be asked if you wish to participate; if so, you will be asked to provide consent.
Description of Procedures
If you decide to participate, you will be asked to complete online questionnaires regarding your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in relation to a number of areas, including how you and your partner handle conflict in your current relationship. Your participation today will last approximately 30 minutes.
Risks and Inconveniences
A risk of study participation is the possibility that providing information about relationship conflict and various emotions you experience will be upsetting to you. You may decide to end your participation in the study at any time or choose to not answer any questions you do not wish to. There are no other foreseeable risks to participating in this study. The possible loss of confidentiality for participating in this study is minimal. This means that none of the information you might share regarding sensitive aspects of your relationship or your partner will be shared with anyone. To ensure that the information you provide us remains confidential, it will be identified with a numeric code only and stored in a password protected computer.
You have a chance to contribute to a scientific study that may help people in the future.
You will earn $0.05 toward your Amazon Mechanical Turk account for your participation today.
To ensure that the information you provide us remains confidential, the data you provide will be identified with a numeric code only and stored in a password protected computer. You will not be personally identified in any reports or publications that may result from this study. None of the information you provide us will be shared with anyone.
You are free to decide whether or not to participate in this study and free to withdraw from the study at any time. Refusal to participate will not result in any penalties. While withdrawing from the study will not result in any penalties, you will not receive compensation if you elect to withdraw.