Are you interested in participating in a study of alcohol use in married couples?
If you and your spouse are eligible, you will be able to participate in a research survey regarding the relationship between your marriage and your alcohol use. There are two versions of the survey: one for the spouse who drinks more, and one for the spouse who drinks less/has expressed concern about the other's drinking. You and your spouse will each take your version of the survey separately, and can complete the survey at different times (although we request that you complete them within one week of each other).
Participants will be offered the opportunity to enter into a drawing for one of four $50 Amazon gift cards. Any contact information provided for the drawing will not be connected to your survey data in any way.
Participation is voluntary. You may decline to answer any question that you do not wish to answer, and you are free to discontinue the study at any time. Your answers will be completely anonymous, and your responses cannot be traced back to you. Please do not include any identifying information in the survey data. (Exception: To participate in the study, you and your spouse will both need to answer the first two questions so that the researcher can match partner data together. These questions do not affect the anonymity of your responses.)
Because the survey is anonymous, you will not be able to quit and return to the survey at a later time once you begin.It will take about 20-30 minutes of your time.
This study has been approved by the Clark Committee for the Rights of Human Participants in Research and Training Programs (IRB). Any questions about human rights issues should be directed to the IRB Chair, Dr. James P. Elliott, 508-793-7152, firstname.lastname@example.org.The study is being conducted by C.J. Fleming, M.A. and James Cordova, Ph.D. in the Psychology Department at Clark University. Please feel free to contact the researcher (email@example.com)or the research supervisor (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions, concerns, or if you are interested in receiving information about the results.