I am a PhD student at the University of Florida. As part of my research I am conducting a survey, the purpose of which is to investigate how participants in a citizen science project focused on solitary bees and wasps gain knowledge and change their behavior and attitudes toward solitary bees and wasps. I am asking you to participate in this survey because you are participating in the Native Buzz citizen science project. This survey should last no longer than 10 minutes. The questions will appear on your screen after you agree to participate in the survey. You will not have to answer any question you do not wish to answer. Only I will have access to the answers you provide including any contact information you provide in registration that I will personally transcribe, removing any identifiers during transcription. Your identity will be kept confidential to the extent provided by law and your identity will not be revealed in the final manuscript.
There are no anticipated risks, compensation or other direct benefits to you as a participant in this survey. You are free to withdraw your consent to participate and may discontinue your participation in the survey at any time without consequence.
If you have any questions about this research protocol, please contact me at (352) 273-3932 or my faculty supervisor, Dr. James D. Ellis, at (352) 273-3932. Questions or concerns about your rights as a research participant rights may be directed to the IRB02 office, University of Florida, Box 112250, Gainesville, FL 32611; (352) 392-0433.
Please check the box indicating if you consent to participate in this survey. You may print a copy of this consent letter for your records. By signing this letter, you give me permission to report your responses anonymously in the final manuscript to be submitted to my faculty supervisor as part of my research.
Jason R. Graham