In addition, information from this questionnaire may also be used for a research study on supports needed for effective social studies teaching. A researcher may read the anonymous data and use it to analyze the needs of teachers in order to contribute to the research on social studies teaching and learning.
It is estimated that the questionnaire will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. You may stop completing the questionnaire at any time.
It is believed that there are no known risks associated with this questionnaire or study; however a possible inconvenience may be the time it takes to complete the questionnaire. Also, consider a breach of confidentiality if your responses can be identified in any way. To help minimize risk, this questionnaire will not ask for any identifying information. All data will be destroyed after three years.
You do not have to complete this questionnaire if you don’t want to. If you agree to complete the questionnaire, but later change your mind, you may withdraw from answering the questionnaire at any time. There are no penalties or consequences of any kind if you decide that you do not want to participate or answer any question on the questionnaire.
You should also know that the Tulane University Human Research Protection Office, Social/Behavioral Institutional Review Board (IRB) and/or the Office of Research Compliance may inspect study records as part of its auditing program, but these reviews will only focus on researchers and not your responses or involvement. The IRB is a group of people who review research studies to protect the rights and welfare of research participants.
The Principal Investigator, Brooke Grant, PhD. is a professor of practice at Tulane University, in the field of education and is a certified social studies teacher. She is the creator of S.S. NOLA and has conducted a number of qualitative research studies in the field of education. If you have any questions about the PI or the research at hand, you may contact her at BGrant1@tulane.edu or (504) 865-5350.