Parental Consent Form

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Children's Assent Form
Parental Consent Form

Parental Consent Form

Your child is invited to be in a research study about expectations regarding lying and telling the truth. Your child was selected as a possible participant because your child is in the age range we are interested in studying. We ask that you read this form and ask any questions you may have before agreeing to have your child in this study.

The study: The purpose of this study is to uncover when and why people begin to expect others to lie. It is also designed to explore which individuals are typically expected to lie and which individuals are typically expected to tell the truth. If you agree to have your child in this study, your child will be asked to complete a 60-answer questionnaire. Your child will be asked to rate to what degree s/he expects certain individuals to lie/tell the truth. S/he will also be asked for a description of why s/he answered in a particular way. Examples of individuals your child will be asked to rate include politicians, salespeople, teachers, parents, etc.... The questionnaire will take approximately 1 hour to complete.

Risks/benefits: The only risks involved with this study involve the possibility that questions regarding parents/teachers lying or telling the truth may be considered sensitive. Each child participating in this study will receive a small book or toy, regardless of whether or not she or he completes the questionnaire or withdraws from participation early.

Confidentiality: The records of this study will be kept private. Since questionnaires will ask only for gender and age, it has been made impossible to identify subjects by name. Consent forms will be kept securely along with results for 7 years after completion of this study.

Voluntary nature/questions: Your decision whether or not to participate will not affect your current or future relations with the University of Minnesota or with your school. If you decide to allow your child to participate, you are free to withdraw your child at any time without affecting your relationship with the University of Minnesota or your school. Furthermore, your child may also discontinue participation at any time. The researcher conducting this study is Dr. ___________. You may ask any questions you have now. If you have any questions later, you may contact us at (Phone number).

Signature of Participant ____________________

Date _____________

THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN REVIEWED BY THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD FOR THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS IN RESEARCH.
ADDITIONAL CONCERNS AND COMPLAINTS, OR QUESTIONS REGARDING YOUR RIGHTS AS A
RESEARCH PARTICIPANT, SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH
ADMINISTRATION (Phone number: 323-343-5366).

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