Disclosure of Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Sexual Orientation Survey

    Informed Consent

    The British Psychological Society requires that all persons who participate in psychological research studies give their written consent to do so. Please read the following and tick the box if you agree with what it says. I freely and voluntarily consent to be a participant in the research project on the topics of who I disclose my sexual orientation to and to be conducted by Mr. Tavis Ryan King as principal investigator, who is an independent postgraduate LGBTQ psychologist. The broad goal of this research study is to improve how disclosure of sexual orientation is empirically measured. Specifically, I have been asked to administer a series of surveys, which should take no longer than fifteen minutes to complete. I have been told that my responses will be kept strictly confidential. I also understand that some of these questions are personal in nature, and I am free to skip any questions that make me uncomfortable. If at any time during the entire experimental process, if I feel unable or unwilling to continue, I am free to leave. That is, my participation in this study is completely voluntary, and I may withdraw from it at any time without negative consequences. In addition, should I not wish to answer any particular question or questions, I am free to decline. My name will not be linked with the research materials, and I will not be identified or identifiable in any report subsequently produced by the researcher. The survey takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. I have been given the opportunity to ask questions regarding the survey, and my questions have been answered to my satisfaction. I have been informed that if I have any general questions about this project, I should feel free to contact Mr. Tavis Ryan King at tavis.king@thetutorking.com. I have read and understand the above and consent to participate in this study. My signature is not a waiver of any legal rights. Furthermore, I understand that I will be able to keep a copy of the informed consent form for my records, by printing before I submit my permission.
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