You will now be asked to carefully read over and sign an informed consent form which reminds you of your rights as a research participant. Please read the form carefully. If you are in agreement, provide your signature by clicking the box at the end.

* 1. 1. Informed Consent

This study is being conducted by Geoffrey Wetherell, a student at San Diego State University, and faculty advisor Dr. Melody Sadler of the San Diego State University Psychology Department.

This study is being conducted in order to assess the opinions of different demographic groups about healthcare programs in the United States. Approximately 200 people from student and community organizations over the age of 18 years will be invited to participate. Each participant will be asked to fill out a questionnaire of their opinions and feelings regarding healthcare programs in the United States. Participation should take approximately 10-15 minutes.

Participation in the study is completely voluntary and you may withdraw at any time during the study if you become uncomfortable and are unable to continue. All data will be anonymous. Your name will only be used as a record of payment and the people in charge of your organizations will not know if you decide to donate or keep your reward. You will not be solicited for further research based on responses you give.

You are eligible receive a $10 online gift certificate from either Barnes and Noble, Walmart, ebay, or for your participation. To ensure the confidentiality of your responses fill out the survey alone, in an environment where nobody can monitor your responses, and close down the web browser when you are finished to assure no outside parties have an opportunity to access your responses.

No costs will be incurred during your participation. If you have questions, comments, or concerns about the study, you may contact Dr. Melody Sadler, at the number provided below. If you have questions about your rights as a participant, you may contact Human Subjects at San Diego State University.

Dr. Melody Sadler: (619) 594-1580
Psychology Department, San Diego State University: (619) 594-5358
Human Subjects, San Diego State University: (619) 594-6622