Study Title: Understanding Economic Fundamentals Single-Question Survey

Principal Investigator: Sam Lavigne
Administered by: UP Research

We are independent researchers conducting an email-based study, which we would like to invite you to take part in. This website exists to share with you important information about the study. Participation is entirely voluntary.

Purpose of the Study

The purpose of the study is to learn more about the beliefs of experts and non-experts in the field of economics. It is part of a larger project that aims to develop new research methods, suitable to the contemporary organization of social life.

What will I do if I choose to be in this study?

You will be asked to answer a single multiple choice question.

After completing the single-question survey, you will have the opportunity to comment on the survey if you wish to do so. We welcome feedback of any type.

Your participation should take no more than one minute. The single question survey is administered online. It may be completed at your convenience, at a location of your choice.

Possible risks and benefits

We believe that the risks involved in this study are minimal and that the activities involved present no more risk of harm than you would experience in everyday life.

Protection of personal information

This survey is being conducted for strictly non-commercial purposes. We will never sell the data we collect from you to third parties.

Results of this study may be used in publications and presentations. The information you provide will be handled as confidentially as possible by members of the UP Research team.

All survey data is stored securely on our servers.

Our database identifies respondents using only anonymous IDs. We retain information on the institutional affiliations of those who participate in the survey in order to evaluate response bias.

Should results of the study be published or presented, your name and other personally identifiable information will never be used. We will never publish the list of study participants. Data on the institutional affiliations of participants may be published, but only in aggregate form.

Should you choose to provide further feedback on the study, you have the option of granting permission to reproduce your comments in future publications or presentations, with or without attribution. If you do not grant permission, your comments will not be reproduced, and will be treated as confidential data. They will be used only by the UP Research team to improve future survey instruments.

Financial Information

Participation in this study will involve no cost to you. You will not be paid for participating in this study.

What are my rights as a research participant?

Your participation in this study is voluntary. If at any time and for any reason, you would prefer not to participate in this study, please feel free not to. You will not be penalized in any way.

Please note that this study has not been approved by an Institutional Review Board.