WoW Relationships

1. Welcome to the WoW Relationships Study!

 
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INFORMED CONSENT
Title of Project: World of Warcraft and Relationships Name of Principal Investigator: Dr. Sarah Novak

Purpose of the Study: This study will explore the influence game play has on relationships.

Description of the Research Procedures: You will complete a series of questionnaires. These questionnaires include measures of game playing time, style, and enjoyment as well as relationship status and level of satisfaction. All of your responses will be given through a secure, encrypted website

Risks/Discomforts: We do not expect you to experience more than minimal psychological risk while taking part in this study.

Benefits: There may be no personal benefit to you, but the knowledge received may be of value to humanity. Participants will be entered into a raffle to win one of several one-month time cards for World of Warcraft.

Rights: Your participation is voluntary. You can withdraw your consent and discontinue participation in the study at any time.

Confidentiality: The following procedures will be used to maintain your privacy: (1) Each participant will be assigned a number, names will not be recorded. (2) All information will be stored in a secured location by Dr. Novak. (3) Only the investigators and researcher team will have access to these files. Your email address will only be used to contact you if you win a raffle prize and/or to inform you about future studies with your permission.

Contact Information: If you have any questions about this study, you should feel free to ask them via email at WoWRelationships@gmail.com

The Hofstra University Ethics Review Board has approved the use of human participants for this Study.

I understand the nature of this study and agree to participate.

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1. Please check a box to indicate that you have read and AGREE or DISAGREE with the statements above:
2. Because this is a study about relationships, our research will be much more informative if we collect perspectives from both members of a couple, whether or not both members play WoW. We ask that you please provide us with an e-mail address to contact your significant other. This address will only be used to send your significant other a link to this survey. Your significant other will have the ability to decide whether or not to participate, and will have the opportunity to win other gift certificates upon completion. We promise not to pester anyone and to delete email addresses immediately after the study.
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