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Informed Consent Form
Attitudes Toward Parenting Consent Form
You are invited to be a participant in a research study about views toward childbearing decisions. You were selected as a possible participant because you are presently an adult, eighteen years of age or older. We ask that you read this document and ask any questions you may have before agreeing to be in the study.
The purpose of this study is to better understand adult attitudes towards child-bearing.
The length of time you will be involved with this study is 10 to 15 minutes.
If you agree to be in this study, we will ask you to do the following things:
Read a brief vignette (one paragraph) and respond to questions including demographic information (e.g., age, ethnicity, major).
Minimal to no risk.
To help better understand attitudes associated with different child bearing decisions. It will also help fill in literature gaps in the area of limited research.
The records of this study will be kept private. In any sort of report that is published or presentation that is given, we will not include any information that will make it possible to identify a participant. Data collected via Qualtrics.com will also remain as confidential as possible. The researchers have taken all reasonable measures to protect your identity and responses. For example, the data is SSL encrypted, it is stored on a password-protected database, and IP addresses are not collected. However, e-mail and the Internet are not 100% secure, so it is also suggested that you clear the computer's cache and browser history to protect your privacy after completing the survey.
7. VOLUNTARY NATURE OF THE STUDY
Your decision whether or not to participate will not affect your current or future relations with Skidmore College or any of its representatives. If you decide to participate in this study, you are free to withdraw from the study at any time without affecting those relationships.
8. CONTACTS AND QUESTIONS
The researchers conducting this study are Lauren Cataldi and Lauren Berger, Ph.D. You may ask any questions you have right now. If you have questions later, you may contact the researchers at 518-527-6559 or LBerger@Skidmore.edu.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this study and would like to speak with someone other than the researcher(s), you may contact Dr. Brooke Bays, Participant Review Board Chair, Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, phone 518-580-5315, e-mail RBays@Skidmore.edu.
9. STATEMENT OF CONSENT
The procedures of this study have been explained to me and my questions have been addressed. The information that I provide is confidential and will be used for research purposes only. I understand that my participation is voluntary and that I may withdraw anytime without penalty. If I have any concerns about my experience in this study (e.g., that I was treated unfairly or felt threatened), I may contact the Chair of the Institutional Review Board or the Chair of the sponsoring department of this research regarding my concerns.
By clicking the double arrow below you are agreeing to participate in this study.
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