Samantha Daniel, Ph.D.
Elise Fleming, Graduate Student
Jennifer Hicks, Undergraduate Student
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC 28301
A. DESCRIPTION OF RESEARCH
You are invited to participate in an on-line survey aiding research investigating women and sexuality. To qualify for the study you must be at least 18 years of age to complete an on-line survey. The entirety of your participation in the study consists of filling out one survey of approximately 200 questions that should take less than 45 minutes. Your confidentiality will be maintained to the degree permitted by the technology used. Specifically, no guarantees can be made regarding the interception of data sent via the Internet by any third parties though researchers will try to prevent this to the extent possible given that you will not be asked to provide your name or any identifying information in the research survey.
The procedures in this study have no associated risks, except for mild discomfort in discussing your attitudes towards yourself and sexuality.
Participants may benefit from gaining awareness about their own evaluations of sexuality and contributing to research aimed towards gaining knowledge that may help others by completing the survey. There is no compensation for participation in this study, though your instructors at FSU may allow you to count the study towards research participation credits for various classes. You must explore this possibility with your instructor, not the researchers, and no guarantees are made regarding the possibility that you will be given research credit. We will, however, provide an additional link through the confirmation page of the survey for you to list your contact information and professor information for us to email FSU professors notifying them of your participation. Your contact information is kept seperately from your survey responses.
All information provided by the participant will be handled in a confidential manner to the extent permitted by law and the technology used. Specifically, no guarantees can be made regarding the interception of data sent via the Internet by any third parties. Although the anonymity of the participant is assured, all data may be shared with research team, members and reported in journals or other professional, scientific communications.
F. ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
If you have any questions or concerns at any point in this study, whether they are about the study or your rights as a research participant, please feel free to direct your questions and comments to the principal investigator directing the study, Dr. Samantha Daniel, (910) 672-1574. Questions about your rights as a research participant may also be directed to Dr. Robert Brown, Chair of the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs at Fayetteville State University, at (910) 672-1570.
Participation in this study is voluntary. You may refuse to participate or withdraw from this study at any time. You must "submit" your answers at the end of the survey for your participation to be recorded, however, or your participation will be regarded as terminated.
H. CONCLUDING STATEMENT
By completing the survey, I acknowledge that I am at least 18 years of age, have read and understood the above statements, and have decided to take part in the study. You may keep a copy of this form by printing the current screen.
This project has been approved by the Fayetteville State University’s Sponsored Research and Programs.