Informed Consent

You are being asked to participate in an anonymous study conducted by Jonathan Frye, a doctoral student from New York University. This project is entitled “Video Game Player Profiles.” The purpose of this study is to investigate what makes people want to play games and how that relates to the way that they play games. In this study, you will be asked to complete a survey, which will ask questions about aspects of yourself, such as activities you enjoy, as well as your habits and preferences about games. You will not be asked to provide any identifiable information about yourself. The surveys are expected to take about 15 to 20 minutes to complete. This survey is for participants’ age 18 or older.

All of the information you share will be strictly confidential. The only people who will know about your responses will be the above researcher. You will not be asked for any identifying information. Payment for your participation will be distributed by Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. Your Amazon account will not be linked to any data collected and is used simply for distributing payment.

Your participation is entirely voluntary. You are free to choose not to participate. Should you choose to participate, you can withdraw at any time without consequences of any kind. However, once your responses have been submitted and anonymously recorded you will not be able to withdraw from the study. You may refuse to answer any questions or to participate in any portion of the study. There are no known risks associated with your participation in this research beyond those of everyday life. Although you may not receive direct benefits from this study, your participation will help us learn more about game players and what makes games fun. Participation is completely voluntary and you can choose to withdraw from the study at any time by closing your browser window or navigating to another website.

If you have additional questions about our research, you may contact the primary investigator, Jonathan Frye at This research is being conducted under the faculty advisement of Dr. Jan Plass, who can be contacted at 212-998-5658 or . For questions about your rights as a research participant, you may contact the University Committee on Activities Involving Human Subjects, New York University, at 212-998-4808 or


I have read and understand this Consent Form and I freely consent to participate. By clicking on "Next", you are giving your consent to participate in the following survey. The survey should take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.