I agree to participate in the
research project titled “Dimensions of BDSM Behavior” being conducted by Ellen
Lee and Kathryn Klement, graduate students at Northern Illinois
University, and Brad Sagarin, faculty member at Northern Illinois University. I have
been informed that the purpose of the study is to examine the dimensions of
different BDSM activities. This study should take between 15 and 30 minutes to
I understand that if I agree to
participate in this study, I will be asked to rate how dissimilar/similar I
find various BDSM activities, and I will be asked questions about my
perceptions of these activities. I will also be asked demographic questions,
including whether or not I have engaged in various BDSM activities myself.
I am aware that my participation
is voluntary and may be withdrawn at any time without penalty or prejudice. If
I have any additional questions concerning this study, I may contact Ellen Lee
at EllenMorganLee@gmail.com. In addition, if I have any questions regarding my
rights as a research participant, I may contact the Northern Illinois
University Office of Research Compliance at (815) 753-8588.
I understand that the intended
benefits of this study include providing insight into the different dimensions
of BDSM behavior and a better understanding of how BDSM activities are related
to each other.
I have been informed that there
are no foreseeable risks or discomforts I could potentially experience while
participating in this experiment. I have read what I am expected to do in this
study and after reviewing the process I find no foreseeable risks to myself. I
understand that all information gathered during this experiment will be
I understand that my consent to
participate in this project does not constitute a waiver of any legal rights or
redress I may have as a result of my participation, and by pressing the red "next" button below
I acknowledge that I wish to participate in this study.