Consent to Participate in Research Study
Jacob Dietz, Drew Bender, Seth Edwards, and Dylan Wagoner
Music and Voice Through Bluetooth
Study Purpose and Rationale
This study examines the usage of Bluetooth through music and voice. Through your participation, the researchers to hope to analyze how you use Bluetooth, in which ways you use it, whether it be through music or voice, and better understand your preferences with the technology.
For participants to be eligible in this study, participants must be 18 years of age or older, as well as a Ball State University students, staff, faculty member, or an Alumni. You must also own or use at least 1 Bluetooth device per week. If you do not own or have never used a Bluetooth device you are not eligible for this study.
Participation Procedures and Duration
For this study you will be asked to participate in a survey, conducted electronically via Ball State survey software Qualtrics. First you will be distributed a consent form through email, in which the research study will be explained in its entirety, including details about procedures, durations, data confidentiality, risks, and benefits. Along side that; you will be asked to take a survey. At the end of the survey there will be an option to participate in a subsequent interview. If you choose to participate, we will be meeting in person to conduct the interview.
During the interview, the participants will be asked if they are willing to keep a journal, as a secondary-source. We need at least 5 interviewees to keep a journal for this information to be accurate. For the journal, the indivual will be provided a notepad on which they will need to record their overall usage of a Bluetooth device or multiples devices, in one weeks time span.
Participation in this study at most would be up to a week long, but you may choose to withdraw from this study voluntarily at anytime. The survey should take no more than approximately 10 minutes of your time. The interview will be no longer than approximately 15 minutes of your time. The journal will take approximately 5 minutes of your day, 7 days in one week. Your overall time commitment to this project should be no more than 1 hour.
Audio Recordings and Transcriptions
With your permission, the researchers will audio record your interview and subsequently transcribe that recording. Audio files and transcripts will be stored in a password-protected Drop Box folder that only the researchers will be able to access. Audio files and transcripts will not have your name directly attached to them. All drop box data is encrypted with a Secure Socket