Study title: Reboot Approaches
Invitation to participate
We invite you to take part in this research study by completing a survey online. Before you decide whether or not to take part, please take time to read the following information which explains why this research is being done and what you might be volunteering to do. Please ask questions if anything is unclear.
What is the study about?
We are studying how the “Reboot” approach to pornography and masturbation is viewed and used by men. We also are studying how “Reboot” and involvement in Reboot communities affects people. Finally, we are interested in what kind of men choose (or decline) to take part in Reboots.
Why have I been chosen to take part?
You are a male age 18 or older, who understands English, and has heard of the “Reboot” approach to pornography problems. You do not need to have tried “Reboot” yourself to volunteer.
Do I have to take part?
No. Taking part in this study is voluntary. It is up to you to decide whether or not to participate.
What will happen if I take part?
We will ask you to complete a series of questionnaires online one time. We estimate that these questions will take you about 10 minutes to answer. We will ask basic information about you, such as your age and religious background. We will ask about your mental health, such as feelings of depression and anxiety. Many questions ask for your opinion about the “Reboot” approach and “Reboot” online communities.
How do I take part?
Once you agree to participate by selecting the “I consent to participate in this study” button, the survey will automatically start on the next screen.
What if I change my mind about participating?
You may withdraw from participation at any time by stopping answering the questions. If you have submitted all of the questionnaires and wish to withdraw, we will not able able to remove your data. The reason we cannot remove your data is that your participation is anonymous. There is no way to identify which responses belong to you.
Will you know who I am?
This survey is anonymous. This means that we do not collect any identifying information about you. When you complete the study, no one will be able to identify your responses, including the researchers.
What are the possible problems of taking part?
You may find that thinking about your sexual attitudes or behaviors causes embarrassment or other bad feelings. We think that this risk is low, but you should consider whether you are willing to tolerate such discomfort.
If your computer is being monitored, such as by your workplace, your responses may become identifiable by someone. If you are not sure that your computer is private, you may not wish to take the risk of participating.
What are the possible benefits of taking part?
There are unlikely to be direct personal benefits to you from this study.
If you choose to answer all the questions for the Sociosexual Orientation Inventory, then we will give you your score at the end of the survey. The survey measures an individual’s tendency to engage in uncommitted sexual relationships. Your score then can be entered by you into a free website to see how you compare to others of your age and gender. You may find that this information helps you to understand your own sexuality better, or is fun.
Who is funding and organizing the research?
The research is sponsored and conducted by Mind Measures, LLC, of Sacramento, CA.
What will happen to the results of the research study?
The results of this study will be presented at scientific conferences, discussed in courses and workshops teaching about the science of pornography problems, and written for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Since we do not collect any identifying information about you, we are not able to provide the results of the study directly to you.
Who has reviewed the study?
This research has been independently reviewed by the Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities (CARAS), Human Research Protections Program (HRPP) office. Information on CARAS is available at https://carasresearch.org.
Who can I contact if I have a concern or complaint about this study?
You can contact the project team by email at RebootStudy2021@gmail.com.
If you would prefer to contact someone independent from the research team, you can contact:
CARAS; P.O. Box 812; Rio Vista, CA 94571; or by email at email@example.com.
Version: 30 December 2021