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Ohio University Online Consent Form
Title of Research:
Experiences of Bullying in Online Gaming
Researcher: Dr. Andrew M. Byrne
You are being asked to participate in research. For you to be able to decide whether you want to participate in this project, you should understand what the project is about, as well as the possible risks and benefits in order to make an informed decision. This process is known as informed consent. This form describes the purpose, procedures, possible benefits, and risks. It also explains how your personal information will be used and protected. Once you have read this form and your questions about the study are answered, you will be asked to participate. You may print or capture a copy of this document to take with you.
Explanation of study
This study is being done because while bullying is said to be prevalent in video games, not much is known about its frequency and the characteristics of victims, perpetrators and bystanders.
If you agree to participate, you will be asked to take a short online survey (about 5 minutes of your time).
you should not participate in this study if you are under age 18.
You can stop participating in the survey by closing it before you are finished.
Risks and discomforts
No risks or discomforts are anticipated in taking this survey.
This study is important to science/society because it could shed light on the real impacts of bullying in video games on wellbeing. However, you may not benefit, personally, by participating in this study.
Confidentiality and records
Your study information will be kept confidential by not collecting your identity.
For maximum confidentiality, please clear your browser history and close the browser before leaving the computer.
If you have any questions regarding this study, please contact the investigator (Dr. Andrew M. Byrne, 740.593.4460). If you have any questions regarding your rights as a research participant, please contact Dr. Chris Hayhow, Director of Research Compliance, Ohio University, (740.593.0664).
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