Start the Numeracy Quiz
To begin the quiz, complete and submit the form below. Items in bold are required.
You must be 18 years of age or older to participate.
Primary Investigator: Prof. Michael Ranney, Ph.D.,
Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley
We are currently conducting research about how people use
numbers with regard to base rates that involve a great
variety of issues and we would like you to consider aiding
us by participating in this study. This form is provided to
help you make an informed decision as to whether or not you
would like to take part in these investigations. Below is
information regarding what you can expect. Please read it
carefully; if you have any questions, please contact
ranney at berkeley.edu. Once you have finished reading the
form, if you would like to participate, check the box below
and click on the "Submit" button. Your participation in this
research is voluntary. You are free to withdraw your consent
and discontinue participation in this study at any time. If
you participate throughout this study, you may refuse to
answer any question(s) that might make you feel uncomfortable
(e.g., by closing your browser window or typing "I refuse" in
the appropriate box).
PROCEDURES: If you agree to take part in my research, you
will answer several questions on a wide variety of topics. We
would like you to make estimates and decisions about the
topics in quantitative terms. You may be asked to list reasons
for your estimates. The information will be presented on paper
or computer and require written responses.
RISKS AND BENEFITS: There are no foreseeable risks associated
with this study beyond those encountered in routine
examination and testing.
CONFIDENTIALITY: All information about you and your
responses will be identified only through a randomly
assigned identification number. Once we have completed
the process of collecting data, the key linking your email
address to this number will be destroyed. At this point,
it will be impossible to link you to your responses. All
information will be kept in a locked room.
FOLLOW-UP: Following your participation in this study, you
will receive some feedback.
By checking the box below and clicking on the "Submit" button,
you are agreeing to the following: "I have read and understood
this consent form, and being 18 years of age or older, I agree
to participate in this study. I understand that my participation
is voluntary and that I am free to withdraw my consent and
discontinue participation in this study at any time. If I
participate throughout this study, I may refuse to answer any
question(s) that might make me feel uncomfortable."
I verify that I am at least 18 years of age, and I agree to the Research Consent terms.