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Speech production in differing contexts

Subject of Study: Speech production in differing contexts

Researcher: Jack (Jacob) Rechsteiner

Department and Institution: Michigan State University College of Arts and Letters

Contact Information: rechste4@msu.edu

BRIEF SUMMARY

You are being asked to take part in a linguistics research study that will be conducted through the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University. I am doing this research for my Master’s thesis. The study is open to adults above the age of 18 who speak English.

PURPOSE OF RESEARCH

The purpose of the study is to examine the speech production of speakers when they read words from a list compared to when they repeat words spoken by someone else.

WHAT YOU WILL BE ASKED TO DO

You will be asked to record yourself reading words from a list and repeating words that you hear from a recorded speaker.

PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY

The audio of your responses will be recorded. Only the research team will have access to this data. Personally identifying information will not be collected, and as such your identity will be confidential. In all written works produced using this data, you will be referred to with an anonymous ID, e.g. “Participant 1”.

YOUR RIGHTS TO PARTICIPATE, SAY NO, OR WITHDRAW

Your participation in this research project is completely voluntary. You have the right to say no. You may change your mind at any time and withdraw. If you do not want to continue with the study, you may exit out of the study’s webpage.

COSTS AND COMPENSATION FOR BEING IN THE STUDY

There are no costs for your participation. The study should take about 15 minutes of your time, and you will be compensated $5 for your participation.

RESEARCH RESULTS

If you would like to receive a copy of the results of this study when it is completed, please feel free to contact the researcher, Jack Rechsteiner, at rechste4@msu.edu.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have questions or concerns about your role and rights as a research participant, would like to obtain information or offer input, or would like to register a complaint about this study, you may contact, anonymously if you wish, the Michigan State University’s Human Research Protection Program at 517-355-2180, Fax 517-432-4503, or e-mail irb@msu.edu or regular mail at 4000 Collins Rd, Suite 136, Lansing, MI 48910.

If you have any concerns or questions before or after the study about the research, you can contact the researcher, Jack Rechsteiner, at rechste4@msu.edu. You may also contact the research supervisor, Dr. Betsy Sneller at sneller7@msu.edu.

I have read the information above and I consent voluntarily to be a participant in this study.


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