INDIANA UNIVERSITY STUDY INFORMATION
Video Game Preferences
are being asked to participate in a research study of video game preference of
children with Down syndrome. You have
been selected as a possible participant in this study because of your online
membership with a local or national Down syndrome group. From this study, the researchers hope to
learn how to attract people with Down syndrome to video games that promote
learning. They also hope to learn how Down syndrome symptomology influences
video game preferences. You must be over 18 to participate in this study
The study is being conducted by Andrew Weaver and
The purpose of this study is to ask parents about
their children’s video gaming habits and preferences.
PROCEDURES FOR THE STUDY:
If you agree to be in the study, you will do the
If you choose to participate in
this study, you will complete an online survey.
The survey will ask you questions about your child with Down syndrome.
Questions are about what video games and on which gaming systems your child
plays most frequently, symptomology, and basic demographics. The survey should not take more than 30
minutes of your time. Findings can be provided upon request
Efforts will be made to keep your personal information
confidential. We cannot guarantee
absolute confidentiality. Your personal
information may be disclosed if required by law. Your identity will be held in confidence in
reports in which the study may be published.
Your responses will not be connected to your name.
Organizations that may inspect and/or copy your
research records for quality assurance and data analysis include groups such as
the study investigator and his/her research associates, The Indiana University
Institutional Review Board or its designees, and (as allowed by law) state or
federal agencies, specifically the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)
who may need to access your research records.
You will not receive payment for taking part in this study.
CONTACTS FOR QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS
For questions about the study, contact the researcher Andrew
Weaver, 812-856-2552 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Kelsey Prena at email@example.com
For questions about your rights as a research
participant or to discuss problems, complaints or concerns about a research
study, or to obtain information, or offer input, contact the IU Human Subjects
Office at (812) 856-4242 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
VOLUNTARY NATURE OF STUDY
Taking part in this
study is voluntary. You may choose not
to take part or may leave the study at any time. Leaving the study will not result in any
penalty or loss of benefits to which you are entitled. Your decision whether or not to participate
in this study will not affect your current or future relations with Indiana