SuggestBot Consent Information Sheet
We are running a research study on the potential effects of adding various pieces of information about the articles recommended by SuggestBot.
This study is being conducted by Morten Warncke-Wang, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Minnesota.
The SuggestBot article recommender has been previously studied on experienced Wikipedia users, see SuggestBot: Using Intelligent Task Routing to Help People Find Work in Wikipedia (D. Cosley et al., 2007). We now want to investigate how additional information about the recommendations affects user behaviour.
If you agree to be in this study, we ask that you read the list of recommended articles to edit, and feel free to edit those you like. Should you prefer not to be a participant in our study, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or on Morten’s Wikipedia user talk page.
Risks and Benefits of Being in the Study
This study has no known risks or benefits.
No compensation is available for participating in this study.
The records of this study will be kept private. In any sort of report we might publish, we will not include any information that will make it possible to identify a subject. If we wish to quote any of your public work on Wikipedia in a research paper, we will do so only with your express permission. Research records will be stored securely and only researchers will have access to the records.
Voluntary Nature of the Study
Participation in this study is voluntary. Your decision whether or not to participate will not affect your current or future relations with the University of Minnesota. If you decide to participate, you are free to not answer any questions or to withdraw at any time without affecting those relationships.
Contacts and Questions
The researchers conducting this study are: Morten Warncke-Wang (advisor John Riedl). You may ask any questions you have now or later by contacting them at email@example.com,
or contact his advisor Prof. John Riedl at +1 612 624-7372, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this study and would like to talk to someone other than the researcher(s), you are encouraged to contact the Research Subjects’ Advocate Line, D528 Mayo, 420 Delaware St. Southeast, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455; +1 612 625-1650.
Statement of Consent
I have read the above information. I have asked questions I had and have received answers. I consent to participate in the study. Participation in this study will indicate your consent.