To sign up for our weekly text messages surveys, you must complete this consent form. You must be between the ages of 14 to 24, live in the United States, and have an active cell phone number. By completing the form, you’ll earn your first $5 Amazon credit, awarded after your first 12 weeks of participation. New surveys will be sent out in early 2020, so sign up before the new year.
Participant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
When will I get my first payment/Amazon credit?
You will get your first Amazon credit payment after the completion of the first 12 weeks of surveys. This means that at the end of the first 12 surveys, you can earn up to $20 per survey season = $5 + $12 (dollar per survey) + $3 bonus if you answer every survey in the season. If you don’t answer all 12 weeks, you will still be paid with the rest of the MyVoice cohort, and the end of the 12 weeks. There are several survey seasons–which means you can earn up to $60 per year.
I changed my phone number. How do I keep participating?
No problem! Just contact us and let us know your new phone number! Call, text or email us at email@example.com or 734-249-9276.
What do I do if I don’t want to participate anymore?
Just text back the word STOP to our questions. You will not get any more text messages from our study. Thanks for participating!
What if I’m not comfortable answering a question?
Feel free to skip it by just texting “skip”. We do not want you to feel uncomfortable at any point. And don’t worry, you will still get credit for completing that week’s questions even if you skip questions. If you have any feedback for us about any of the questions, email or text us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-249-9276.
How is my information being kept confidential?
We store all the text messages responses on an online database with a very high level of security. Companies like Apple and Ebay trust this database service to keep their data secure. Only our study team has access to the data.
All MyVoice data (including text message responses, name and address information) are kept strictly confidential. We never release individual information about any participant to anyone for any reason, period. We do not sell, rent or lend our contact information to any other group. Only MyVoice staff, who perform updates to the files and send out text messages, have access to your contact information.
Will someone read my text messages?
Speaking of confidentiality, most of the time there will not be a human looking at your responses. We are going to use a computer to analyze it and learn from you! This means that if you have an urgent question about the study, make sure to contact us using the information on the “contact us” page.
How do you figure out which questions to ask?
Good question! We try to ask questions about the things that are important to you and you might even notice we ask you what those things are! We also have a bunch of researchers and young people on our team who are interested in different topics. Please let us know if we miss a topic that is important or affects you! We would love to hear from you!
How do I prevent other people from seeing my answers?
We might ask you some sensitive questions. You might not want other people to see your responses to these questions. You could either lock your phone with a password or delete the text messages you send us afterwards.
Got another question not listed here?
Email or text us at email@example.com or 734-249-9276 and we will get back to you!