Survey Participation Agreement

The procedure is to complete an online survey that will last about 30 minutes. Your responses are confidential and we do not collect identifying information such as your name, email address or IP address. The investigative questions are on….. Few polls are really considered anonymous. Even if the survey does not ask a participant for his or her name, other information (IP address, email address, zip code, etc.) and/or demographic issues (sex and race, especially in a small, low-diversity sample) can be used to find the identity of each participant. Even in a personal investigation, even if a name is not registered, the researcher, who meets the participant face to face, denies the concept of anonymity. A more accurate description of the survey data would be that it will be confidential, which means that researchers will use certain procedures to preserve the confidentiality of participants` data. Your participation in this study is voluntary. You can choose not to participate.

If you decide to participate in this research survey, you can withdraw at any time. If you decide not to participate in this study or withdraw from your participation at any time, you will not be penalized. Consent is based on a service or agreement that must be approved by the applicant, which then gives permission to conduct the research. Consent is not necessary in all situations. For example, a person who goes to the doctor to have their blood pressure measured is a form of treatment, but not in the sense that they need special authorization because the treatment is safe for the patient. If you offer a service and have doubts about whether or not you need the consent of the recipients of that service, it is always best to seek legal advice. Once you know the exact permissions you need when you offer a service, it`s time to get the right consent form for your requirements. Some studies require debriefing after participants have completed an online survey. Online debriefing forms should be similar to the debriefing process performed in laboratory experiments. The debriefing page should arrive immediately after the last question. Participants should be thanked for their participation and provided more information on the purpose of the study. In addition, researchers should provide contact information and information on other resources (health information, health services, local resources) and remind participants to print a copy of the debriefing form for their registrations.

Participants should also have the opportunity to withdraw their data at this stage (now that they have been fully informed of the intent and purpose of the study). If they agree that their data will be used for the study, they should have a « I agree » button to click and transmit their data online. If they do not agree with the use of their data in the study, they should press a « I don`t agree » button so that their data is not transmitted and collected online. Please contact the online survey program you use to ensure that these functions are authorized. In designing a research project, researchers may consider a survey or questionnaire to be the best way to collect data from many participants in a short period of time. When conducting survey research, please inform participants about the topics to be discussed, the risks and benefits of participation, and the nature and form in which the data is collected and treated confidentially.