Business Practice Research Consent

Jul 01, 2019

This study is being conducted in collaboration with the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the Harry L. Davis Center for Leadership. We are conducting a study that will look at people’s thoughts about a common scenario that may occur in the business place. You must be over the age of 18 in order to participate in this online study.

We will use the information that our subjects provide in published articles or academic presentations but no information regarding your personal identity or your involvement as a research subject will be published or revealed. Any personally-identifiable information collected about your identity in this survey will only be used to contact you concerning follow-ups to this study or future research within this area. Information collected during this study will be retained by this laboratory and may be used in future research projects, but this information will not be linked to you in any way.

Participation is on a purely voluntary basis. Your participation in this study does not involve any physical risk or emotional risk to you beyond the risks of daily life. You will be asked to complete a survey regarding how you think about a certain scenario that may occur in a business setting followed by demographic questions. Your involvement in this experiment may benefit the field of psychology by helping to advance theories on decision making.

Your involvement in this study is appreciated, but you may omit responses to any questions that you wish, and you may quit participation altogether at any time without receiving any penalty or prejudice. 

If you have any further questions about this project, you may contact the researcher at:

For questions about your rights as a research participant, you may contact The Social & Behavioral Sciences Institutional Review Board, University of Chicago: