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Consent Letter

March 2016


Dear Participant:


I am a graduate student in the Department of Textile, Merchandising, and Interiors at The University of Georgia under the direction of Dr. Laura McAndrews (lauraemc@uga.edu). I invite you to participate in a research study entitled Male Clothing Consumption and Sustainability Practices. If you volunteer to take part in this survey, you will be asked to answer questions, based on your experience as a consumer, about the following:

 

Clothing Consumption Involvement 
Sustainability Practices  

 

You must be 18 or older to participate.
 

This research will be undertaken as an online survey which should take no more than 20 minutes of your time. The survey consists of three sections of questions; sustainability practices, clothing consumption involvement, and selected demographic questions. 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 grades or class standing will not be influenced by your decision to participate or not participate in this study.   
 

The information that will be collected in the survey is not expected to cause you any risk, discomfort, or harm if disclosed outside the research. In addition, your name, email address, computer’s IP address, or other information that can identify you will not be associated with your survey responses.  However, since this involves the transmission of information over the Internet, confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. Your confidentiality will be maintained to the degree permitted by the technology used. 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 only. 
 

The findings from this project may provide industry and academic insight on the relationship between clothing consumption and sustainability practices among millennial male consumers. If you have any questions about this research project, please feel free to send an e-mail to ana.urre25@uga.edu.  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 irb@uga.edu.
 

By clicking "Continue" and continuing to take the online survey, you are agreeing to participate in the above described research project and confirm that you are at least 18 years of age.

 

Thank you for your consideration! Please keep this letter for your records. 

Sincerely,

Ana Urrego