NOTE: This survey is one of two involved in this research project. If you would rather answer questions about your experience playing with characters whose gender identity and/or sexuality are different from your own, please go here (https://goo.gl/forms/xdG6vLF7O7dtMwdz2) instead. Please only respond to one survey.
IntroductionThe purpose of this section is to give you information that may affect your decision whether to participate in this research.
ResearcherTyler Beckett, Principal Investigator
Description of Research StudyInternalizing a character’s desires and feelings, an experience referred to as “Character Attachment,” is one of the distinctive experiences of tabletop RPGs. Even when characters are extremely dissimilar to their players, members of this hobby form strong attachments to the characters they create.
If you decide to participate, you will join a study involving research on how gender and sexuality affect Character Attachment in tabletop RPGs. The research will compare experiences for players who share their characters’ gender identity and sexuality and for players who do not. If you agree to participate, you will take a survey that lasts for about 15 minutes. It will require you to select some answers and type in others.
ConfidentialityThe researcher will take all possible steps to keep the information you supply private. The results of this study may be used in reports, presentations, and publications; but the researcher will not identify you. These results will include quotes from survey answers, but no private or personally identifiable information will be associated with these quotes in order to protect the identity, safety, and privacy of you and other participants.
Withdrawal PrivilegeIt is okay for you to say “No.” Even if you say “Yes” now, you are free to say “No” later, and walk away or withdraw from the study at any time.