Central Michigan University - Informed Consent to Participate in an Anonymous Internet Survey

Title of research project: Communicative response to anti-Asian racism

Research investigator: Jiafei Yin, PhD, Professor, Journalism Department

Investigator’s contact: 1-989-774-3695; yin1j@cmich.edu

The purpose of the study:
This research project aims to find out perceptions of American media's coverage of the recent surge in anti-Asian attacks since the beginning of the pandemic, particularly from the perspectives of Asian-American journalists.

Research methodology and why:
Data collection instrument is an online anonymous survey I designed and reviewed by the CMU Institutional Review Board. I’m seeking the assistance of the AAJA in distributing this survey. I shall analyze the data collected and include the findings in a research paper.

How long will the survey take?
It will take approximately 10 minutes.

Are there any risks to me for participating in the research?  
Risks for participating in this survey are minimal.

What are the potential benefits of participating in the research?  
The benefit of this project would be to shed more light on the subject.

Will anyone know what I do or say in this research (Confidentiality)?
No data collected in this survey will be linked to any individual participating in the survey.

How can I contact someone outside the research team for information about this research?
If you wish to talk to someone other than the researcher(s) to ask questions about your rights as a research participant, obtain information or discuss any concerns about this research, or offer input about this research, please contact (anonymously if you wish):

Central Michigan University Institutional Review Board
Phone: (989) 774-6401 Email: researchconcern@cmich.edu

Your Participation is Voluntary.
Your participation in this research is voluntary. You are free to refuse to participate in this research project or to withdraw your consent and discontinue participating in the project at any time without penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled.  Your participation will not affect your relationship with the institution(s) involved in this research project.  

Statement of Consent to Participate.
By continuing with this survey, I am indicating that I am 18 years of age or older and that I consent to participate in this research.  

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