Undergraduate Rhetoric Program Student Research:
On-line Survey Consent
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Description and Purpose of the Research:
You are being asked to participate in an on-line survey.
To fulfill the requirements of a college course, RHET 105, Kai Demler is collecting information on an issue of religion at UIUC, and is interested in weather the relationship between certain factors affecting the choice of religion.
The purpose of ethnographic research is to discover how people in a particular community understand their own lives, their behaviors and their culture in their own terms. For example, an ethnographic researcher may attempt to discover how the members of a sorority make sense of their group and define the rules they live by.
Your information will become part of a general pool of data on this issue. A pseudonym will be used where necessary when referencing your individual material, otherwise your information will be included in a general, anonymous pool of informants.
You may choose to refuse to continue this survey at any time, may choose to have your responses destroyed and be unavailable for the research. You will experience no penalty for your refusal.
In this study, every effort will be made not to reveal personally identifiable information in publications based on this research. To accomplish this, no records will be created or retained that could link you to personally identifiable descriptions, paraphrases, or quotations. Your actions or things you say may be presented without specific reference to you, reference only by pseudonym, or combined anonymously with the actions and words of other participants.
Risks and Benefits:
There is no more than the minimal risk from everyday life. Potential benefits outweigh the risks. Benefits include, primarily, making available to the community greater knowledge on a particular research issue.
If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints about this research project, please contact the Responsible Project Investigator (RPI), Project Investigator (PI), or Research
Staff (RS): Richard Nardi, Undergraduate Rhetoric Program, 217-244-1458 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about your rights as a participant in this study or any concerns or complaints, please contact the University of Illinois Institutional Review Board at 217-333-2670 (collect calls will be accepted if you identify yourself as a research participant) or via email at email@example.com.