If you would like to take part, we would be very grateful, but you should only take part if you want to – it is entirely up to you. If you choose not to take part, there won’t be any disadvantages for you, and you will hear no more about it.
Please read the following information carefully before you decide to take part; this will tell you why the research is being done and what you will be asked to do if you take part. Please ask if there is anything that is not clear or if you would like more information.
This work is being undertaken because pupils across England are now required to study computing from the start of their primary education, including solving problems by creating programming projects. This study hopes to better understand how we teach young learners and therefore help develop methods for teaching programming. We are asking you to complete a short survey about how you teach programming and how you teach writing.
All data will be anonymised, meaning that individuals cannot be identified from the data gathered and evidence presented.
If you choose to share your email address so we can ask follow up questions, the emails will be separated from your answers when the data is analysed and will not be part of the analysis. We will not share your email address with anyone. Data will be stored on password-protected computers or in locked containers.
Please email the principle researcher Jane Waite (email@example.com) if you need more information.
If you have any questions or concerns about the manner in which the study was conducted please, in the first instance, contact the researcher responsible for the study. If this is unsuccessful, or not appropriate, please contact the Secretary at the Queen Mary Ethics of Research Committee, Room W104, Queen’s Building, Mile End Campus, Mile End Road, London or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ethics approval number for this research is QMREC2007a