DePaul University Student Research Consent Form

Informed Consent to Participate in Research (Observation)

Hello! My name is ___________ and I am a student at DePaul University. I’m studying observational research methods and would love it if you could help me. Your participation would be totally voluntary and it wouldn’t take more than ________ of your time.

This is a consent form. If you agree to participate just type your name in the box below. Thanks!

Purpose of the study

The purpose of this study is to:

To discover how individuals pay for their meal/drinks when they are dining or meeting in a group setting.

Study Procedures

This is a purely observational study. I will observe what happens when the group bill arrives within your group. During this observation I will collect data and take research notes on various activities including but not limited to:

  • The time, date, and location of the group setting.
  • The environment of the group setting.
  • The number of individuals in the group and their descriptions (but not identifying information such as name or ethnicity.)
  • What form of payment individuals used to pay for their portion of the bill. (I will NOT collect any specific financial data or general payment forms eg., cash, credit or check.)

You may be asked follow up questions to clarify your actions or thought processes while going through the group bill pay activity. Your answers will be anonymous and only be shared with fellow members of my research group and my professor as well those in my observational methods study class.


You will receive no payment or other compensation for taking part in this study.

Your Rights:

You can refuse to sign this form. If you do not sign this form you will not be able to take part in this research study and therefore not be able to receive the research related interventions.

Consent to Take Part in this Research Study

By typing in my first and last name in the field below I consent to being apart of HCI 445 Group Bill Pay observation study by students of DePaul University.


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