Thank you for your interest in participating in our survey!
Before you begin, we would like for you to read the informed
consent information below. Informed consent refers to the voluntary choice of
an individual to participate in research based on an accurate and complete
understanding of the research’s purposes, procedures, risks, benefits, and
alternatives. The survey is completely voluntary.
The survey is completely anonymous. All data is and will be
kept confidential. Your data will not be shared or distributed with any other
parties under any circumstances.
The research staff will have no way of re-contacting you. If
you do have any questions pertaining to this survey, please feel free to
contact the investigators, Mr. Andrew J. Lee or Dr. Robin A. Barry, at the
University of Maryland, Baltimore County by calling (410) – 455 - 2304 or by
emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
To participate in this survey you must be at least 18 years
of age or older and must currently be in a romantic relationship that has
lasted over one year. One thousand people will be recruited to participate in
The purpose of this study is to gain a better understanding
about particular aspects of romantic relationships and how they affect
relationship stability. You are being asked to volunteer because you are 18
years of age or older, and are in a romantic relationship that has lasted
longer than one year. The survey will ask you to answer about 140 questions
about your demographic characteristics such as age, sex, gender and etc., questions
about your religion, questions about your current and past relationships, such
as marital status, how you met, if you’ve ever separated and etc., and
questions pertaining to how you feel about your current relationship. This
survey will take around 20 minutes to complete.
There are no known risks or harms involved in completing the
survey. However, you make become uncomfortable answering certain questions
about yourself or about your relationship. You are encouraged to skip any
questions that you do not feel comfortable answering. You may also decide to
end participation in the study at any time by simply exiting this window of
your internet browser.
There are no known
tangible benefits for completing the survey, however the results of the study
may help researchers better understand the dynamics of romantic relationships
and relationship stability.
Your participation in the survey is entirely voluntary and
you may choose to withdraw from participation at any time during the survey.
This survey is anonymous and completely confidential. All
data is and will be kept confidential. Your data will not be shared or
distributed with any other parties under any circumstances.
This study has been reviewed and approved by the UMBC
Institutional Review Board (IRB). A
representative of that Board, from the Office for Research Protections and
Compliance, is available to discuss the review process or my rights as a research
participant. Contact information of the
Office is (410) 455-2737 or firstname.lastname@example.org.