am a graduate student in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and
Interiors at The University of Georgia.
I invite you to participate in a research study entitled “Millennials'
knowledge of mending skills and care of garments and its effect on their
clothing consumption.” The purpose of
this study is to discover what clothing mending skills college students have
and how they take care of their clothing.
order to take this study, you must be 18 years or older.
participation will involve answering a brief survey they includes what
skills you have in terms of mending and fixing your clothes, how you take care
of your clothes, and what you do if an item of clothing you own needs to be
This survey should only take about 10-15 minutes. Your involvement in the study is voluntary,
and you may choose not to participate or to stop at any time without penalty or
loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled. Your participation will
not affect your grades or class standing. If you decide to stop or withdraw
from the study, the information/data collected from or about you up to the
point of your withdrawal will be kept as part of the study and may continue to
results of this survey will be anonymous and you will never be asked to
identify yourself. The results of this survey will also remain confidential. I
will be the only person with access to the data and the only one with knowledge
of how to access it on the Qualtrics system. The final data that is downloaded
from Qualtrics will not, in any way, be able to be traced back to you. The
results of the research study may be published, but your name or any
identifying information will not be used.
In fact, the published results will be presented in summary form
are no direct benefits to you for participating in this study. However, the
findings from this project may provide information on what skills college
students are lacking in terms of repairing and caring for their clothing which,
in turn, could lead to classes to teach the skills they are lacking. There are no known risks or discomforts
associated with this research.
you have any questions about this research project, please feel free to call me at (419) 389-2221 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact Dr.
Laura McAndrews at (706) 542-6771 or via email to email@example.com. Questions or concerns
about your rights as a research participant should be directed to The
Chairperson, University of Georgia Institutional Review Board, telephone (706)
542-3199; email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
selecting the tab that you have read and agree to this consent form and
selecting that you are over the age of 18, you are, you are agreeing to
participate in the above described research project.
you for your consideration! Please keep
this letter for your records.