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BTS ARMY Survey

Consent statement

NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

323 MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD.

NEWARK, NJ 07102
 

CONSENT TO PARTICIPATE IN A RESEARCH STUDY

I have been asked to participate in a research study under the direction of Dr. D. Yvette Wohn of the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

PURPOSE
The purpose of the study is to investigate why people like BTS and how ARMY is connected.


DURATION: 
My participation in this study will last for approximately 20 minutes.  


BENEFITS FOR SOCIETY AND THE SUBJECT:
I have been told that my participation in this research study is important for the success of the research and that the results of this research study are expected to produce the following benefits to society and for me as a subject.

I have been told that the benefits are:
A deeper understanding of why fans who are ARMY like BTS.
A deeper understanding of the factors affect the fan’s commitment to BTS
A deeper understanding of the influence of new technologies and social media to support ARMY



PROCEDURES:
I have been told that, during the course of this study, the following will occur.

I will first be asked some basic questions about my experience with BTS.
Then I will be asked questions about my engagement to BTS.
At the end, I will be asked some basic demographic questions about myself.


PARTICIPANTS:
I will be one of about 500 participants in this study.

EXCLUSIONS:
I understand that I am ineligible for participation if I am younger than 18 years old.
I understand that I am ineligible for participation if I’m not a self-identified fan of BTS.



RISKS/DISCOMFORTS:
I have been told that the study described above may involve the following risks and/or discomforts:
potential discomfort from exposing personal feelings or experiences about BTS or being part of ARMY

I also recognize that I am free to stop the experiment at any time and click away from things that make me uncomfortable in any way.


CONFIDENTIALITY:
I understand confidential is not the same as anonymous.  Confidential means that my name will not be disclosed if there exists a documented linkage between my identity and my responses as recorded in the research records.  Every effort will be made to maintain the confidentiality of my study records.  If the findings from the study are published, I will not be identified by name.  My identity will remain confidential unless disclosure is required by law.


RIGHT TO REFUSE OR WITHDRAW:
I understand that my participation is voluntary and I may refuse to participate, or may discontinue my participation at any time with no adverse consequence.  I also understand that the investigator has the right to withdraw me from the study at any time.


INDIVIDUAL TO CONTACT:
If I have any questions about my treatment or research procedures, I understand that I should contact the principal investigators at:

Yvette Wohn
Director of Social Interaction Lab
New Jersey Institute of Technology
218 Central Avenue
Newark, NJ  07102
wohn@njit.edu

If I have any addition questions about my rights as a research subject, I may contact:

Britt Hollbrook and Eric Hetherington
IRB Co-Chairs
New Jersey Institute of Technology
323 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Newark, NJ  07102
irb@njit.edu
 

 

SIGNATURE OF PARTICIPANT:

By clicking the “I consent” button below, I acknowledge that I agree to the terms of participation outlined above and recognize that I may still withdraw my consent at any time or refuse to answer any questions without any penalty to me.
By clicking “I do not consent”, my participation will be terminated and no further action is required.

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