Information Concerning Participation in a Research Study

Clemson University

Subtitle Processing Eye Tracking Study

Description of the Research and Your Participation

You are invited to participate in a research study conducted by Dr. Andrew Duchowski. The purpose of this study is to investigate how subtitle formats affect cognitive effectiveness. Eye tracking is the use of hardware and software to track where a computer user is looking on a computer screen.

Your participation will involve watching a few video clips and answering a few questions about your experience.

The amount of time required for your participation will be approximately 25 minutes, which includes a follow-up session a week later to complete a survey.

Risks and Discomforts

There are no known risks associated with this research.

Potential Benefits

Potential benefits are a greater understanding of how eye movements reflect cognitive effectiveness regarding subtitle formats.


No monetary incentives are offered.

Alternatives to Research Participation

Participants may leave at any point in the experiment with no penalty whatsoever.

Protection of Confidentiality

We will do everything we can to protect your privacy. During this study, your name will be omitted from record. Your data will be assigned to a single identification number for analysis purposes only and will in no way be correlated with your personal identity. Hence, your identity will not be revealed in any publication that might result from this study.

We might be required to share the information we collect from you with the Clemson University Office of Research Compliance and the federal Office for Human Research Protections. If this happens, the information would only be used to find out if we ran this study properly and protected your rights in the study.

Voluntary Participation

Your participation in this research study is voluntary. You may choose not to participate and you may withdraw your consent to participate at any time. You will not be penalized in any way should you decide not to participate or to withdraw from this study.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns about this study or if any problems arise, please contact Dr. Andrew Duchowski at Clemson University at (864) 656-7677. If you have any questions or concerns about your rights as a research participant, please contact the Clemson University Office of Research Compliance (ORC) at 864-656-6460 or . If you are outside of the Upstate South Carolina area, please use the ORC’s toll-free number, 866-297-3071.

A copy of this informational letter will be given to you.

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