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You’re about to fill out a survey on LabintheWild. Your participation allows us to learn more about how to design graphs that are easy for people to understand.

Please read the following information carefully before proceeding.

Why we are doing this research: We are trying to understand how to communicate data through graphs. This will help us design graphs that are easy for all people to understand.

What you will have to do: We will show you several different types of graphs and ask you to answer several questions about each one. At the end, we will ask you which graph you liked the most, and you will have the opportunity to suggest how you think the data could be presented to make it more easily understood.

What you will get out of it: We will give you feedback on how your reading of the graphs compared to other participants. We will also show you graphs that other participants suggested. While this experiment is not designed to benefit you, you may enjoy answering the questions and comparing your results with those of other participants.

Privacy and Data Collection: We will not ask you for your name and we will not know your computer address or any other information about you. We will ask you several questions about yourself, like your gender, age, and what country you live in. You can skip these questions, if you want. Any data we collect will be securely stored on our servers.

Duration: Approximately 10 minutes.

Compensation: You will not be compensated in any way for participation.

Contact Information:
Katie Boronow
Silent Spring Institute
320 Nevada Street, Suite 302
Newton, MA 02460.
617-332-4288 x228
boronow@silentspring.org

For questions about your rights as a participant in this study or to discuss other study-related concerns or complaints with someone who is not part of the research team, you may contact Hummingbird IRB toll free at 855-447-2123.

Part of Hummingbird IRB’s responsibility is to help participants understand their rights both before deciding to participate in a study and to address any questions and concerns during the study.