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Happily Ever After? The Relationships & Movies Study
Principal Investigator: Ronald D. Rogge, PhD

This form describes a research study that is being conducted by Professor Ronald D. Rogge from the University of Rochester’s Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology. 
 

STUDY PURPOSE - The purpose of this study is to examine how media can influence romantic relationships. You must be at least 18 years of age to participate in this research study. The study has been reviewed and approved by the University of Rochester Research Subjects Review Board. 

STUDY PROCEDURE - If you decide to take part in this study, you will be asked to complete an online survey, which will take about 25-30 minutes. The initial survey primarily consists of questions about your movie watching, your thoughts about relationships, and your own relationship (if you are currently in one). It also includes two short word-sorting tasks. Approximately 6 and 12 months after you complete the initial survey, we will e-mail you links to short (15-20 min) follow-up surveys. We estimate that approximately 5,000 individuals will take part in this study.   

RECRUITMENT INCENTIVES - After completing the survey, you will receive individualized feedback comparing the different ways you approach life to the responses of thousands of others. Please note, this individual feedback is provided for your use only. The investigators will not have access to the individual feedback given and will only analyze the data at an aggregate level.    

RISKS/BENEFITS – The risks of participation are minimal. Some of the questions may be upsetting or make you feel uncomfortable. You can skip any of the questions you do not want to answer. There are no expected benefits.  

CONFIDENTIALITY – To participate in the survey, you will need to provide an email address for yourself. If you are in a relationship, you will be given the option of also providing an email address for your partner. This is the only identifying information that will be collected in the study and it will be used to send you invitations for the follow-up surveys, to link your data across time, and to link your data to your partner’s data.
Because this study involves collecting email addresses, there is a potential for invasion of privacy or breach in confidentiality. To minimize this risk, we will not store any directly identifiable information about you with your survey responses. All of the information we collect will be stored in a secure manner and only study team members will have access to it. Although the data from known romantic partners participating in the survey will be linked via a couple ID number in our final data set, none of your responses would ever be shared with your partner or vice versa. Once all data collection is completed, the email addresses will be deleted – completely de-identifying the data set.
The University of Rochester makes every effort to keep the information collected from you private. Results of the research may be presented at meetings or in publications, without any reference to you.
 

VOLUNTARY PARTICIPATION - Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. You are free not to participate or to withdraw at any time, for whatever reason.  

For more information or questions about this research you may contact Dr. Ronald Rogge at 585-317-1848 or at rogge@psych.rochester.edu. Please contact the University of Rochester Research Subjects Review Board at 265 Crittenden Blvd., CU 420315, Rochester, NY 14642, Telephone 001-(585) 276-0005 or 001-(877) 449-4441 for the following reasons:

  • You wish to talk to someone other than the research staff about your rights as a research subject
  • To voice concerns about the research.
  • To provide input concerning the research process
  • In the event the study staff could not be reached

 
Thank you for your support of our research!
 
Sincerely,
 
Ronald D. Rogge, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor, Dept. of Clinical & Social Sciences in Psychology
University of Rochester
rogge@psych.rochester.edu

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Happily Ever After? The Relationships & Movies Study
Principal Investigator: Ronald D. Rogge, PhD
 

This form describes a research study that is being conducted by Professor Ronald D. Rogge from the University of Rochester’s Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology. 
 
STUDY PURPOSE - The purpose of this study is to examine how media can influence romantic relationships. You must be at least 18 years of age to participate in this research study. The study has been reviewed and approved by the University of Rochester Research Subjects Review Board.
 
STUDY PROCEDURE - If you decide to take part in this study, you will be asked to complete a HIT using the Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) service. To complete the HIT, you will need to complete an online survey, which will take about 25-30 minutes. The initial survey primarily consists of questions about your movie watching, your thoughts about relationships, and your own relationship (if you are currently in one). It also includes two short word-sorting tasks. Approximately 6 and 12 months after you complete the initial survey, we will e-mail you links to short (15-20 min) follow-up surveys. We estimate that approximately 5,000 individuals will take part in this study.
 
RECRUITMENT INCENTIVES - After completing the survey, you will receive individualized feedback comparing the different ways you approach life to the responses of thousands of others. Please note, this individual feedback is provided for your use only. The investigators will not have access to the individual feedback given and will only analyze the data at an aggregate level.  
 
By participating in this study via the Mechanical Turk interface you be paid $0.20 to $0.80 per survey completed via the Mechanical Turk interface (provided that you completed at least 70% of the survey giving good attention and effort, thereby ensuring that you provided responses that can be used in our analyses). No direct payments will be sent from the University of Rochester research lab.
 
RISKS/BENEFITS – The risks of participation are minimal. Some of the questions may be upsetting or make you feel uncomfortable.  You can skip any of the questions you do not want to answer. There are no expected benefits.
 
CONFIDENTIALITY – To participate in the survey, you will need to provide an email address for yourself. If you are in a relationship, you will be given the option of also providing an email address for your partner. This is the only identifying information that will be collected in the study and it will be used to send you invitations for the follow-up surveys, to link your data across time, and to link your data to your partner’s data. 
 
Because this study involves collecting email addresses, there is a potential for invasion of privacy or breach in confidentiality.  To minimize this risk, we will not store any directly identifiable information about you with your survey responses.  All of the information we collect will be stored in a secure manner and only study team members will have access to it. Although the data from known romantic partners participating in the survey will be linked via a couple ID number in our final data set, none of your responses would ever be shared with your partner or vice versa. Once all data collection is completed, the email addresses will be deleted – completely de-identifying the data set.
 
The University of Rochester makes every effort to keep the information collected from you private. Results of the research may be presented at meetings or in publications, without any reference to you.  
 
Your participation in this study is completely voluntary.  You are free not to participate or to withdraw at any time, for whatever reason.
 
For more information or questions about this research you may contact Dr. Ronald Rogge at 585-317-1848 or at rogge@psych.rochester.edu. Please contact the University of Rochester Research Subjects Review Board at 265 Crittenden Blvd., CU 420315, Rochester, NY 14642, Telephone 001-(585) 276-0005 or 001-(877) 449-4441 for the following reasons:

  • You wish to talk to someone other than the research staff about your rights as a research subject;
  • To voice concerns about the research.
  • To provide input concerning the research process
  • In the event the study staff could not be reached


Thank you for your support of our research!

 
Sincerely,
 
Ronald D. Rogge, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor, Dept. of Clinical & Social Sciences in Psychology
University of Rochester
rogge@psych.rochester.edu
university-of-rochester-logo-v2.jpg



 
Happily Ever After? The Relationships & Movies Study
Principal Investigator: Ronald D. Rogge, PhD
 
 
This form describes a research study that is being conducted by Professor Ronald D. Rogge from the University of Rochester’s Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology. 
 
STUDY PURPOSE - The purpose of this study is to examine how media can influence romantic relationships. You must be at least 18 years of age to participate in this research study. The study has been reviewed and approved by the University of Rochester Research Subjects Review Board.
 
STUDY PROCEDURE - If you decide to take part in this study, you will be asked to complete an online survey, which will take about 25-30 minutes. The initial survey primarily consists of questions about your movie watching, your thoughts about relationships, and your own relationship (if you are currently in one). It also includes two short word-sorting tasks. Approximately 6 and 12 months after you complete the initial survey, we will e-mail you links to short (15-20 min) follow-up surveys. We estimate that approximately 5,000 individuals will take part in this study.
 
RECRUITMENT INCENTIVES - After completing the survey, you will receive individualized feedback comparing the different ways you approach life to the responses of thousands of others. Please note, this individual feedback is provided for your use only. The investigators will not have access to the individual feedback given and will only analyze the data at an aggregate level.  
 
SONA CREDIT - You will receive 0.5 unit of extra credit in exchange for participation in this study (provided that you completed at least 70% of the survey giving good attention and effort, thereby ensuring that you provided responses that can be used in our analyses). This study is not the only way you may receive extra course credit. Your psychology professors may offer an alternative assignment for extra credit in place of participation in psychology studies. This alternative assignment will focus on research in psychology and involve about the same investment in time per point as participating in research. It may involve computer simulations of research, critical evaluations of research reports, learning more about research methods in psychology, or a mix of these and similar activities. To pursue this alternative, notify the instructor and work out the details with him or her. You will not be offered or receive any special consideration if you take part in this research.
 
RISKS/BENEFITS – The risks of participation are minimal. Some of the questions may be upsetting or make you feel uncomfortable.  You can skip any of the questions you do not want to answer. There are no expected benefits.
 
CONFIDENTIALITY – To participate in the survey, you will need to provide an email address for yourself. If you are in a relationship, you will be given the option of also providing an email address for your partner. This is the only identifying information that will be collected in the study and it will be used to send you invitations for the follow-up surveys, to link your data across time, and to link your data to your partner’s data. 
 
Because this study involves collecting email addresses, there is a potential for invasion of privacy or breach in confidentiality.  To minimize this risk, we will not store any directly identifiable information about you with your survey responses.  All of the information we collect will be stored in a secure manner and only study team members will have access to it. Although the data from known romantic partners participating in the survey will be linked via a couple ID number in our final data set, none of your responses would ever be shared with your partner or vice versa. Once all data collection is completed, the email addresses will be deleted – completely de-identifying the data set.
 
The University of Rochester makes every effort to keep the information collected from you private. Results of the research may be presented at meetings or in publications, without any reference to you.  
 
Your participation in this study is completely voluntary.  You are free not to participate or to withdraw at any time, for whatever reason.
 
For more information or questions about this research you may contact Dr. Ronald Rogge at 585-317-1848 or at rogge@psych.rochester.edu. Please contact the University of Rochester Research Subjects Review Board at 265 Crittenden Blvd., CU 420315, Rochester, NY 14642, Telephone 001-(585) 276-0005 or 001-(877) 449-4441 for the following reasons:
  • You wish to talk to someone other than the research staff about your rights as a research subject;
  • To voice concerns about the research.
  • To provide input concerning the research process
  • In the event the study staff could not be reached