INFORMED CONSENT FORM
You are invited to participate in a study entitled: Beyond the Threshold: Exploring the Intersections of race, gender, welfare and resilience. We hope to learn valuable information on effective uses of public assistance as an avenue out of poverty. Shvilla Rasheem of Morgan State University is conducting the study. You were selected as a possible participant in this study because you expressed interest in participating and helping to reduce poverty and find solutions that might serve others in similar situations. Any information that is obtained in connection with this study and that can be identified with you will remain confidential and will be disclosed only with your permission. If you decide to participate, you will be asked to complete a short demographic survey, which should take you about 5 minutes. Afterward you will be interviewed about your experiences with public assistance. It will last approximately an hour. All efforts will be made to minimize any inconvenience or discomfort by allowing you to voluntary withdraw participation and or refuse to Your decision whether or not to participate will not prejudice your future relation with the Morgan State University. If you decide to participate, you are free to discontinue participation at any time without prejudice. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you have any additional questions later about the study, please contact Shvilla Rasheem at 443.475.0955 who will be happy to answer them. You can also reach the faculty sponsor guiding this research Denise Davison, at 443.885.3536. If you have further administrative questions, you may contact the MSU IRB Administrator, Dr. Edet Isuk, at 443-885-3447.
You will be offered a copy of this form to keep.
You are making a decision whether or not to participate. Selecting "Yes" indicates that you have read the information provided above and have decided to participate. You may withdraw at any time without penalty or loss of any benefits to which you may be entitled after signing this form should you choose to discontinue participation in this study.