name is Dr. Angela Pirlott, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology
at Saint Xavier University. I am conducting a research study entitled Perceptions
of Groups. I am kindly asking for your support and cooperation in completing
am inviting your participation in a research study investigating perceptions of
groups. The questionnaire items ask you to think about different groups of
people who have different sexual practices, rate your responses (feelings and
attitudes) to these groups, and then complete a few personality scales. You will rate six groups and then fill out five personality scales. You may
choose to not answer any questions you do not feel comfortable answering.
Participating in this study will take approximately 45-60 minutes.
decision to participate in this study is completely voluntary. You are not
required to participate. If you agree to participate, you may choose not to
answer any given questions, and you may withdraw your consent and discontinue
your participation at any time without penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled.
information obtained in this study is strictly anonymous. The results of this
research study may be used in reports, presentations, and publications, but the
researchers will not identify you. Your name and information will never be
directly linked to the data.
this project, there are no known economic, legal, physical, psychological, or
social risks to participants in either immediate or long-range outcomes.
However, as in any research, there is some possibility that you may be subject
to risks that have not yet been identified, but I believe that reasonable
safeguards have been taken to minimize both the known and the potential, but
unknown, risks. Benefits to your participation include course credit or extra
credit per your psychology instructor’s policy.
you have any questions or concerns about the nature of this study, please
contact Dr. Angela G. Pirlott, Department of Psychology, Saint Xavier
University at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects at Saint Xavier University. If you have any
questions about your treatment as a human subject in this study, you may
contact Drs. Lisa Capps or Joseph Cherian, Co-Chairs, Institutional Review Board for
the Protection of Human Subjects, Saint Xavier University at email@example.com.
you for considering helping in this research.
Angela G. Pirlott