Online Dating to Face-to-Face Relationship

 
1. Informed Consent for Anonymous Participation

Online Dating to In-Person Relationships

CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY
ONE UNIVERSITY DRIVE
ORANGE, CA 92866


PRIMARY INVESTIGATOR(S0: Fran C Dickson, Ph.D.
FACULTY ADVISOR AND CO-INVESTIGATOR: Brittany Hanna, Mandy Love, Ross Brandes, Kourtney Allen, Ana Cruz, Annelise Yang

I have been asked to participate in a research study that investigates the transition from online dating to face-to-face contact. Results from this study will aid in understanding how participants of online dating move their online relationships to in-person relationships.
This study will result in a final paper that will fulfill the requirement in our Senior Seminar class, and will possibly be presented at professional meetings and/or published.

I understand that the survey is completely anonymous, that there are no questions that can identify me personally, and that completion is voluntary. I also understand that I may stop participating in this study at any time for any reason. I understand that data collected for this study may be published, but that anonymity concerning my identity will be maintained.
I understand that:
A. There are no foreseeable risks associated with completing the following survey.
B. There is no direct benefit to participating in this study and I will not be compensated for my time.
C. Any questions I have concerning my participation in this study will be answered by Fran Dickson-
fdickson@chapman.edu or (714)532-7788
D. I may refuse to participate or may withdraw from this study at any time without negative consequences. Also, the investigator may stop the study at any time.
E. If I have any questions, comments or concerns about the study or the informed consent process, I may write or call the office of Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Administration/IRB Administration, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866; Telephone: (714)628-7292.

RESEARCH PARTICIPANT’s BILL of RIGHTS
SOCIAL and BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH


Any person who is requested to consent to participate as a subject in a research survey, test or experiment had the following rights:

1.To be told what the study is attempting to discover.

2.To be told about any potential risks or discomforts of the things that may happen to him/her during the research activity.

3.To be told if he/she can expect any benefit from participating and, if so, what the benefits might be.

4.To be told what other choices he/she has to participating in research (i.e., additional non-research options for extra credit, etc.)

5. To be allowed to ask any questions concerning the study both before agreeing to be involved and during the course of the study.

6. To be told the extent, if any, to which confidentiality of records identifying the subject will be maintained.

7. To refuse to participate at all before or after the study is started without any penalty or loss of benefits to which the subject is otherwise entitled.

8. To receive a copy of the signed and dated consent form.

9. To be free of pressures when considering whether he/she wishes to agree to be in the study.


If at any time there are questions regarding the research study, the investigators listed on the consent form will answer them. For questions regarding research subject rights please contact the Chapman University Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Administration / IRB Administration which oversees the protection of volunteers in research. The Chapman University Institutional Review Board Office may be contacted either by telephone at (714) 628-7392 or by writing to the Chancellor, Office of Academic Affairs, Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866.
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