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Invitation to be Part of a Research Study

You are invited to be part of a research study. This consent form will help you in choosing whether or not to participate in the study. Feel free to ask if anything is not clear in this consent document.

What is the study about and why are we doing it?

The purpose of the study is to understand how people form trust judgments about visual information.

What will happen if you take part in this study?

If you agree to take part in this study, you will be asked to evaluate and react to visual information, as well as to complete standard survey instruments.

How long will this study take and how many people will be in the study?

Participation in this study will take about 15 minutes and include about 350 participants.

What risks and discomforts might you experience from being in this study?

The risks of participating in this study are no greater than everyday computer use.

How could you benefit from this study?

You will receive no direct benefit from participating in this study; however, this study will improve our understanding of trust in visual information.

What data will we collect from you?

We will collect your experiment and survey responses.

How will we protect your information?

We will protect your information by using generic labels to identify your study data. Your name and any other information that can directly identify you will be stored separately from the data collected as part of the project. Information about you may be given to the following organizations: Representatives of UT Austin and the UT Austin Institutional Review Board We will share your data with other researchers for future research studies that may be similar to this study or may be very different. The data shared with other researchers will not include information that can directly identify you.

What will happen to the information we collect about you after the study is over?

We will keep your anonymized research data to use for future data analysis. Your name and other information that can directly identify you will be kept secure and stored separately from the research data collected as part of the project.

How will we compensate you for being part of the study?

You will get paid your participation in this study if you complete the study. You will be responsible for any taxes assessed on the compensation.

Your Participation in this Study is Voluntary

It is totally up to you to decide to be in this research study. Participating in this study is voluntary. Your decision to participate will not affect your relationship with The University of Texas at Austin. You will not lose any benefits or rights you already had if you decide not to participate. Even if you decide to be part of the study now, you may change your mind and stop at any time. You do not have to answer any questions you do not want to answer. If you decide to withdraw before this study is completed, we will discard your data.

Contact Information for the Study Team and Questions about the Research

Study Number (2020-01-0135)
If you have any questions about this research, you may contact:

Kenneth R. Fleischmann, Ph.D.
Phone: 301-661-7990

Lu Jin
Phone: 512-736-1658

Contact Information for Questions about Your Rights as a Research Participant

If you have questions about your rights as a research participant, or wish to obtain information, ask questions, or discuss any concerns about this study with someone other than the researcher(s), please contact the following:

The University of Texas at Austin Institutional Review Board
Phone: 512-232-1543
Please reference study number 2020-02-01100

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