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
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 California State
University, Los Angeles 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 Cal State L.A. 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 ____________________
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).