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ACTIVE STUDY: Understanding Online News Media Consumption Behaviors, the Influence of Accuracy Prompts, and Similar Interventions

Approval Status: Approved
Number: 47
Submission Date August 2, 2022
Is this study IRB-Approved? Yes
Date of NEXT IRB Review: 06/21/2023
Full Study Name: Understanding Online News Media Consumption Behaviors, the Influence of Accuracy Prompts, and Similar Interventions
Short Study Name: Understanding Online News Media Consumption Behaviors
College / Affiliation College of Engineering
Relevant Research Categories
Location of Study: University of Delaware Main Campus, Newark, DE 19716
Description of Study:

Do you use your computer to read online news articles? Is Chrome your preferred browser? If you answered yes to both of these questions, then we need your help in a study about online news media!

As a participant in the study, we will ask you to complete a survey about your online news media consumption habits, concerns with misinformation, and opinions on various issues of the day. We will then ask you to install a Chrome plugin that will passively record your internet browsing behaviors for a period of 2-weeks. You may also be contacted for follow-up online debrief interviews via Zoom.

Compensation
You will receive a digital $25 Amazon Gift Card sent to your email for your participation in this study and an additional $5 if you are selected to participate in follow-up debrief interviews.

What happens to my data?
Please note that our tool records the URL of news articles you view if the publisher is known to us. For all other page visits, our tool only records the domain. For example, we may be able to discern that you visited facebook.com but not what you viewed on the site as it is not on our publisher list. Your data will be anonymized at the end of your participation in the study before we begin our analysis.

Register
To register for our study, please visit and follow the instructions on the following website:
https://delaware.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6nRShYeGghK35H0

Questions
If you have any questions, please email Prerana Khatiwada (preranak@udel.edu). Feel free to take a look at our research lab’s website to find out more about our research program: http://sensifylab.org

Will participants be compensated for participation?
Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria:

Only adults (18 years or older) residing in the U.S. can participate in the study. Adults must be proficient in writing and speaking in English, and use the Chrome internet browser to regularly read online news articles from their computer.

“How to Apply” Description:

Please read and complete our online digital consent form by clicking the “How to Apply Link” provided. Once you have completed the consent form, you will be emailed instructions regarding how to install our Chrome browser plugin. If you have any questions, please email Prerana Khatiwada (preranak@udel.edu)

How to Apply Link: https://delaware.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6nRShYeGghK35H0
How to Apply Email: preranak@udel.edu
Contact Name: Prerana
Contact Last Mauriello
Contact Email: preranak@udel.edu
Phone: 3025510958
PI Name: Matthew Louis
PI Last Mauriello
PI Email: mlm@udel.edu