Are there Risks or Benefits if I Participate
There is no risk to you with regard to
participating in the study. You are being asked to make a voluntary decision as
to whether you wish to participate in this study. If there are any parts of the
information that you do not understand, please ask the researcher to explain
There is no remuneration for
participating in this study. If you
would like a copy of the summary of the results, please let the researcher
What Happens to the Information I Provide?
is completely voluntary, anonymous and confidential. You are free to
discontinue participation at any time during the study. No one except the
researcher will be allowed to see or hear any of the answers to the interview
tape. The audio-taped recordings and transcripts will be stored on an encrypted
external hard drive with a password that will kept in a locked filing cabinet.
Excerpts of the interview transcripts that will be used within the research
study will have all personal identifiers removed and there will be no names on
the collected server data. Published (e.g.,
conferences and journal publications) results of the study will contain
only aggregated conclusions of data of which no individual participant will be
identified. The researcher will store the anonymous data and all interview
audio recordings and transcripts in a secure location after the completion of
the study for a period of one year and then will destroy the data.