1. Participant Information and Consent


Approval Number: 2244

Personality and Online Communication – Study 1

You are invited to participate in a study of personality and online communication. We hope to learn how individual differences are related to various forms of online communication. You were selected as a possible participant in this study because you have indicated you meet the study’s criteria.

If you decide to participate, we will ask you to complete a 30 minute online survey. The survey will ask you various questions about your personality and communication style. It is not anticipated that the survey will cause you to be distressed, but if you are upset by the survey’s content, please discontinue immediately.

We cannot and do not guarantee or promise that you will receive any benefits from this study.

The survey will not ask you for your name or any other identifying information. Any information that is obtained in connection with this study and that can be identified with you will remain confidential and will be disclosed only with your permission, except as required by law. If you give us your permission by clicking on the consent button below, we plan to publish the results in a Master’s Thesis and possibly a scholarly journal article. In any publication, information will be provided in such a way that you cannot be identified.

Complaints may be directed to the Ethics Secretariat, The University of New South Wales, SYDNEY 2052 AUSTRALIA (phone (02) 9385 4234, fax (02) 9385 6648, email ethics.gmo@unsw.edu.au). Any complaint you make will be investigated promptly and you will be informed out the outcome.

Should you wish for feedback regarding the results of this study, please email Chyanne Kehler at chyannekehler@hotmail.com or Associate Professor Tom Denson at t.denson@unsw.edu.au.

Your decision whether or not to participate will not prejudice your future relations with the University of New South Wales. If you decide to participate, you are free to withdraw your consent and to discontinue participation at any time without prejudice.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me at chyannekehler@hotmail.com. I will be happy to answer them.

If you wish to print a copy of this form to keep, please do so now.

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