Seeking Ways to Inform the Uninformed: Improving the Informed Consent Process in Online Social Science Research

@article{Perrault2018SeekingWT,
  title={Seeking Ways to Inform the Uninformed: Improving the Informed Consent Process in Online Social Science Research},
  author={Evan K Perrault and David M Keating},
  journal={Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics},
  year={2018},
  volume={13},
  pages={50 - 60}
}
Participants often do not read consent forms in social science research. This is not surprising, especially for online studies, given they do not typically offer greater risk than what is encountered in daily life. However, if no one is reading, are participants really informed? This study used previous research to craft experimentally manipulated consent forms utilizing different visual presentations (e.g., greater use of line spacing, bullets, bolding, diagrams). Participants (n = 547) were… Expand
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