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The How You Think About Sex Study

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CONSENT FORM


The How You Think About Sex Study

Principal Investigator: Ronald D. Rogge, Ph.D.

This consent form describes a research study, what you may expect if you decide to take part and important information to help you make your decision.  Please read this form carefully and ask questions about anything that is not clear before you agree to participate.  You can take your time to think about this consent form and discuss it with family or friends.

Key Information
 
  • Being in this research study is voluntary – it is your choice
  • You are being asked to take part in this study because you are over 18 years old
  • The purpose of this study is to understand the various ways that individuals think about sex
  • Your participation in this first survey will last for about 25-30 minutes
  • Procedures will include completing a 25 to 30-min online survey now and an optional 5 to 10-min follow-up survey in 6 months.
  • There are risks from participating.
    • The most common risk is feeling uncomfortable from one or more of the questions being asked
    • Communicating via e-mail with the study team presents additional risks related to privacy and confidentiality that you should consider
  • You will not benefit from being in this study

Purpose of Study The purpose of this study is to understand the various ways that individuals think about sex and how those attitudes may be linked to individual and relationship functioning across time. 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.


Description of Study Procedures
If you decide to take part in this study, you will be asked to complete a survey that will take about 25-30 minutes to complete. The survey will ask questions about your background, your personality, your attitudes toward sex, and your relationship or dating behavior. You will be given the opportunity to give the researchers comments and feedback (submitted with your survey responses) at the end of each survey you complete.

You will be offered the option of providing an email address so that you can be sent up to 4 separate email invitations to participate in an optional follow-up survey approximately 6 months from now. The follow-up survey will be much shorter (5 to 10-minutes) and will focus on how you are functioning as an individual and in your romantic relationship (if you happen to be in one).

Number of Subjects 
We estimate that approximately 6,000 individuals will take part in this study.   

Risks of Participation
Some of the survey questions may be upsetting or make you feel uncomfortable.  You can skip any of the questions you do not want to answer. To minimize 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. 
 

Benefits of Participation

You will not benefit from being in this research study.

Costs
There will be no cost to you to participate in this study.

Payments
You will receive 0.5 hours of departmental research credit for completing the initial survey and providing useable data (completing at least 70% of the survey questions with appropriate levels of consistency, attention, and effort). This study is not the only way you may receive extra course credit. You may complete an alternative assignment to receive extra credit in place of this study. To pursue this alternative, notify your psychology instructor and work out the details with him or her.

Individual Feedback
The surveys in this study have been programmed to provide the option of letting subjects see individual feedback on the answers they provide – comparing their responses to thousands of other respondents on a number of dimensions of individual functioning (optimism, emotional stability, sex drive, comfort with casual sex, and sexual adventurousness). These individual results are generated for each respondent if they choose to view them. They are not shared with the researchers and the data will only be analyzed at the aggregate level (across all respondents).
 

Confidentiality of Records

The University of Rochester makes every effort to keep the information collected from you private.  In order to do so, your responses will be kept strictly confidential. The survey is being hosted on a secure server. Only Dr. Rogge will have access to the SurveyGizmo account where the data can be accessed. Once downloaded from that account, the data will be stored on password protected computers in Dr. Rogge’s lab, with access restricted to study personnel. Sometimes, however, researchers need to share information that may identify you with people that work for the University, regulators or the study sponsor.  If this does happen we will take precautions to protect the information you have provided.  Results of the research may be presented at meetings or in publications, but your name will not be used.

Future Use of Information/Samples
Your responses collected as part of this research will not be distributed or used for future research studies.

Contact Persons
For more information concerning this research or if you feel that your participation has resulted in any emotional or physical discomfort please contact: Professor Ron Rogge at 585-317-1848

Please contact the University of Rochester Research Subjects Review Board at
265 Crittenden Blvd.
, CU 420628, Rochester, NY 14642, Telephone (585) 276-0005 or (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.

Voluntary Participation
Taking part in this study is voluntary. You are free not to take part or to withdraw at any time, for whatever reason.  No matter what decision you make, there will be no penalty or loss of benefit to which you are entitled. In the event that you do withdraw from this study, the information you have already provided will be kept in a confidential manner.

Taking part in this study will not affect your class standing or grades.  You will not be offered or receive any special consideration if you take part in this research.

Use of E-mail for Communication in Research
When using e-mail to communicate with you in this study, the researcher cannot guarantee, but will use reasonable means to maintain security and confidentiality of e-mail information sent and received.  You and the researcher should understand the following risks of e-mail use:

Sending your information by e-mail has a number of risks that you should consider. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
 
  1. E-mail can be circulated, forwarded, stored electronically and on paper, and broadcast to unintended recipients.
  2. E-mail senders can easily misaddress an e-mail.
  3. Backup copies of e-mail may exist even after the sender or the recipient has deleted his or her copy.
  4. Employers and on-line services have a right to inspect e-mail transmitted through their systems.
  5. E-mail can be intercepted, altered, forwarded, or used without authorization or detection.
  6. E-mail can be used to introduce viruses into computer systems.

After reading and discussing the information in this consent form you should understand:
 
  • Why this study is being done;
  • What will happen during the study;
  • Any possible risks and benefits to you;
  • Other options you may have instead of being in the study;
  • How your personal information will be protected;
  • What to do if you have problems or questions about this study.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I would be happy to answer any questions you might have, particularly if those questions affect your comfort with consenting to participate in this study. I would also be grateful for any feedback you might have on this study.

Thank you for your interest in participating in this project and supporting this research.
Sincerely,

Ronald D. Rogge, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology
University of Rochester
(585) 317-1848
rogge@psych.rochester.edu
 

CONSENT FORM


The How You Think About Sex Study

Principal Investigator: Ronald D. Rogge, Ph.D.

This consent form describes a research study, what you may expect if you decide to take part and important information to help you make your decision.  Please read this form carefully and ask questions about anything that is not clear before you agree to participate.  You can take your time to think about this consent form and discuss it with family or friends.

Key Information
 
  • Being in this research study is voluntary – it is your choice
  • You are being asked to take part in this study because you are over 18 years old
  • The purpose of this study is to understand the various ways that individuals think about sex
  • Your participation in this first survey will last for about 25-30 minutes
  • Procedures will include completing a 25 to 30-min online survey now and an optional 5 to 10-min follow-up survey in 6 months.
  • There are risks from participating.
    • The most common risk is feeling uncomfortable from one or more of the questions being asked
    • Communicating via e-mail with the study team presents additional risks related to privacy and confidentiality that you should consider
  • You will not benefit from being in this study
 

Purpose of Study The purpose of this study is to understand the various ways that individuals think about sex and how those attitudes may be linked to individual and relationship functioning across time. 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.


Description of Study Procedures
If you decide to take part in this study, you will be asked to complete one HIT on Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk). The HIT will involve completing a survey that will take about 25-30 minutes to complete. The survey will ask questions about your background, your personality, your attitudes toward sex, and your relationship or dating behavior. You will be given the opportunity to give the researchers comments and feedback (submitted with your survey responses) at the end of each survey you complete.

You will be offered the option of providing an email address so that you can be sent up to 4 separate email invitations to participate in an optional follow-up survey approximately 6 months from now. The follow-up survey will be much shorter (5 to 10-minutes) and will focus on how you are functioning as an individual and in your romantic relationship (if you happen to be in one).

Number of Subjects 
We estimate that approximately 6,000 individuals will take part in this study.   

Risks of Participation
Some of the survey questions may be upsetting or make you feel uncomfortable.  You can skip any of the questions you do not want to answer. To minimize 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. 

This study will use surveygizmo.com to collect your research data and, therefore, Amazon.com will not have access to your research data.

 

Benefits of Participation

You will not benefit from being in this research study.

Costs
There will be no cost to you to participate in this study.

Payments
You will be paid from $0.15 to $0.80 for each survey you complete sufficiently to provide useable data (completing at least 70% of the survey questions with appropriate levels of consistency, attention, and effort). These payments will be made via the Mechanical Turk interface.

Individual Feedback
The surveys in this study have been programmed to provide the option of letting you see individual feedback on the answers you provide – comparing your responses to thousands of other respondents on a number of dimensions of individual functioning (self-control, self-esteem, sex drive, vitality, and comfort with casual sex). These individual results are generated for you if you choose to view them. They are not shared with the researchers and the data will only be analyzed at the aggregate level (across all respondents).
 

Confidentiality of Records

The University of Rochester makes every effort to keep the information collected from you private.  In order to do so, your responses will be kept strictly confidential. The survey is being hosted on a secure server. Only Dr. Rogge will have access to the SurveyGizmo account where the data can be accessed. Once downloaded from that account, the data will be stored on password protected computers in Dr. Rogge’s lab, with access restricted to study personnel. Sometimes, however, researchers need to share information that may identify you with people that work for the University, regulators or the study sponsor.  If this does happen we will take precautions to protect the information you have provided.  Results of the research may be presented at meetings or in publications, but your name will not be used.

Future Use of Information/Samples
Your responses collected as part of this research will not be distributed or used for future research studies.

Contact Persons
For more information concerning this research or if you feel that your participation has resulted in any emotional or physical discomfort please contact: Professor Ron Rogge at 585-317-1848

Please contact the University of Rochester Research Subjects Review Board at
265 Crittenden Blvd.
, CU 420628, Rochester, NY 14642, Telephone (585) 276-0005 or (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.

Voluntary Participation
Taking part in this study is voluntary. You are free not to take part or to withdraw at any time, for whatever reason.  No matter what decision you make, there will be no penalty or loss of benefit to which you are entitled. In the event that you do withdraw from this study, the information you have already provided will be kept in a confidential manner.

Use of E-mail for Communication in Research
When using e-mail to communicate with you in this study, the researcher cannot guarantee, but will use reasonable means to maintain security and confidentiality of e-mail information sent and received.  You and the researcher should understand the following risks of e-mail use:

Sending your information by e-mail has a number of risks that you should consider. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
 
  1. E-mail can be circulated, forwarded, stored electronically and on paper, and broadcast to unintended recipients.
  2. E-mail senders can easily misaddress an e-mail.
  3. Backup copies of e-mail may exist even after the sender or the recipient has deleted his or her copy.
  4. Employers and on-line services have a right to inspect e-mail transmitted through their systems.
  5. E-mail can be intercepted, altered, forwarded, or used without authorization or detection.
  6. E-mail can be used to introduce viruses into computer systems.


After reading and discussing the information in this consent form you should understand:
 
  • Why this study is being done;
  • What will happen during the study;
  • Any possible risks and benefits to you;
  • Other options you may have instead of being in the study;
  • How your personal information will be protected;
  • What to do if you have problems or questions about this study.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I would be happy to answer any questions you might have, particularly if those questions affect your comfort with consenting to participate in this study. I would also be grateful for any feedback you might have on this study.

Thank you for your interest in participating in this project and supporting this research.
Sincerely,

Ronald D. Rogge, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology
University of Rochester
(585) 317-1848
rogge@psych.rochester.edu

CONSENT FORM


The How You Think About Sex Study

Principal Investigator: Ronald D. Rogge, Ph.D.

This consent form describes a research study, what you may expect if you decide to take part and important information to help you make your decision.  Please read this form carefully and ask questions about anything that is not clear before you agree to participate.  You can take your time to think about this consent form and discuss it with family or friends.

Key Information
 
  • Being in this research study is voluntary – it is your choice
  • You are being asked to take part in this study because you are over 18 years old
  • The purpose of this study is to understand the various ways that individuals think about sex
  • Your participation in this first survey will last for about 25-30 minutes
  • Procedures will include completing a 25 to 30-min online survey now and an optional 5 to 10-min follow-up survey in 6 months.
  • There are risks from participating.
    • The most common risk is feeling uncomfortable from one or more of the questions being asked
    • Communicating via e-mail with the study team presents additional risks related to privacy and confidentiality that you should consider
  • You will not benefit from being in this study
 

Purpose of Study The purpose of this study is to understand the various ways that individuals think about sex and how those attitudes may be linked to individual and relationship functioning across time. 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.


Description of Study Procedures
If you decide to take part in this study, you will be asked to complete a survey that will take about 25-30 minutes to complete. The survey will ask questions about your background, your personality, your attitudes toward sex, and your relationship or dating behavior. You will be given the opportunity to give the researchers comments and feedback (submitted with your survey responses) at the end of each survey you complete.

You will be offered the option of providing an email address so that you can be sent up to 4 separate email invitations to participate in an optional follow-up survey approximately 6 months from now. The follow-up survey will be much shorter (5 to 10-minutes) and will focus on how you are functioning as an individual and in your romantic relationship (if you happen to be in one).

Number of Subjects 
We estimate that approximately 6,000 individuals will take part in this study.   

Risks of Participation
Some of the survey questions may be upsetting or make you feel uncomfortable.  You can skip any of the questions you do not want to answer. To minimize 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. 
 

Benefits of Participation

You will not benefit from being in this research study.

Costs
There will be no cost to you to participate in this study.

Payments
You will not be paid for participating in this study.

Individual Feedback
The surveys in this study have been programmed to provide the option of letting you see individual feedback on the answers you provide – comparing your responses to thousands of other respondents on a number of dimensions of individual functioning (self-control, self-esteem, sex drive, vitality, and comfort with casual sex). These individual results are generated for you if you choose to view them. They are not shared with the researchers and the data will only be analyzed at the aggregate level (across all respondents).

 

Confidentiality of Records

The University of Rochester makes every effort to keep the information collected from you private.  In order to do so, your responses will be kept strictly confidential. The survey is being hosted on a secure server. Only Dr. Rogge will have access to the SurveyGizmo account where the data can be accessed. Once downloaded from that account, the data will be stored on password protected computers in Dr. Rogge’s lab, with access restricted to study personnel. Sometimes, however, researchers need to share information that may identify you with people that work for the University, regulators or the study sponsor.  If this does happen we will take precautions to protect the information you have provided.  Results of the research may be presented at meetings or in publications, but your name will not be used.

Future Use of Information/Samples
Your responses collected as part of this research will not be distributed or used for future research studies.

Contact Persons
For more information concerning this research or if you feel that your participation has resulted in any emotional or physical discomfort please contact: Professor Ron Rogge at 585-317-1848

Please contact the University of Rochester Research Subjects Review Board at
265 Crittenden Blvd.
, CU 420628, Rochester, NY 14642, Telephone (585) 276-0005 or (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.

Voluntary Participation
Taking part in this study is voluntary. You are free not to take part or to withdraw at any time, for whatever reason.  No matter what decision you make, there will be no penalty or loss of benefit to which you are entitled. In the event that you do withdraw from this study, the information you have already provided will be kept in a confidential manner.

Use of E-mail for Communication in Research
When using e-mail to communicate with you in this study, the researcher cannot guarantee, but will use reasonable means to maintain security and confidentiality of e-mail information sent and received.  You and the researcher should understand the following risks of e-mail use:

Sending your information by e-mail has a number of risks that you should consider. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
 
  1. E-mail can be circulated, forwarded, stored electronically and on paper, and broadcast to unintended recipients.
  2. E-mail senders can easily misaddress an e-mail.
  3. Backup copies of e-mail may exist even after the sender or the recipient has deleted his or her copy.
  4. Employers and on-line services have a right to inspect e-mail transmitted through their systems.
  5. E-mail can be intercepted, altered, forwarded, or used without authorization or detection.
  6. E-mail can be used to introduce viruses into computer systems.

After reading and discussing the information in this consent form you should understand:
 
  • Why this study is being done;
  • What will happen during the study;
  • Any possible risks and benefits to you;
  • Other options you may have instead of being in the study;
  • How your personal information will be protected;
  • What to do if you have problems or questions about this study.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I would be happy to answer any questions you might have, particularly if those questions affect your comfort with consenting to participate in this study. I would also be grateful for any feedback you might have on this study.

Thank you for your interest in participating in this project and support this research.
Sincerely,

Ronald D. Rogge, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology
University of Rochester
(585) 317-1848
rogge@psych.rochester.edu
 
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