Informed Consent Form

Informed Consent 

      You are invited to participate in a research study conducted by students, Abigail Denny and Marina Veloz, at The University of Rio Grande & Rio Grande Community College. You will be among more than 300 participants aged 18 or older (with a driver’s license) responding to this study. We ask that you read this form and contact us with any questions you may have before agreeing to be in the study. Contact information is provided below. 

      The purpose of this study is to see if there’s any relationship between music preferences and certain driving characteristics. You will be asked to respond to questions about your taste in music. You will also be asked how you would react to certain driving situations. 

      Your responses will be anonymous and there will not be any way for us to link your identity to any responses you give. Your responses will not be linked to your email or IP address. Your responses will not be linked to you through your participation via Psychological Research on the Net. To help protect your responses, they will be kept in a secure, password protected file. At the end of this form, you will be given the chance to give your consent or opt out of participation. Individual responses will be deleted upon completion of the project. Your responses will be reported in summary form only which also cannot identify specific participants. The summary findings may be used in future research. 

      Your participation is completely voluntary, and your decision to participate or not to participate will not affect any current or future relationship with The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College. If you decide to participate, you have the right to withdraw from the study at any time without explanation or penalty. You have the right to skip any question you do not feel comfortable answering and still remain in the study. Your participation will take about 45 minutes. 

      Completing this study may help gain some insight about yourself and psychology. You may come to understand how your music preference can influence your driving characteristics to a greater degree. It is possible that you will experience no direct benefit from this study. You will not be directly compensated or paid for your participation in this study. 

      We anticipate no more than minimal risk of harm to you in this study. Specifically, it is possible that some questions may arouse unpleasant feelings. We do not expect such feelings to be long lasting or substantial. In fact, it is unlikely that anyone participating in this study would experience any discomfort at all, and you are free to exit the study at any time if you feel uncomfortable by closing the web browser. However, if you think you need to discuss your feelings about this study with a counselor, you can find one local to you at the following website: http://locator.apa.org/. We strongly encourage you to print this page for your records.

* 1. Are you an adult of 18 years or older (with a driver’s license)?

* 2. Do you agree to participate in the study?

 
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