You are invited to participate in a study entitled "Exploring Black Motherhood Through Race, Class, and Gender" . We hope to learn valuable information on effective ways to support Black families. Shvilla Rasheem (S. Rasheem) of Morgan State University is conducting the study. You were selected as a possible participant in this study because you fit the criteria of inclusion and expressed an interest in participating and helping others find solutions that might serve Black mothers.
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 will take about 5 minutes. Upon completion of the survey you can choose to either complete an online questionnaire or be interviewed by S. Rasheem about your experiences with motherhood. The interview will last approximately 45 minutes to an hour. All efforts will be made to minimize any inconvenience or discomfort by allowing you to voluntarily withdraw participation and or refuse to answer any question. You can print or request a copy of this form to keep.
On this form you are making a decision whether or not to participate in the above mentioned study. A selection of yes below indicates that you have read the information provided above and have decided to participate. You may withdraw at any time without penalty. Your decision whether or not to participate will not prejudice your future relationship 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 S. Rasheem at 443.475.0955 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Melissa Littlefield, the Faculty Sponsor at Melissa.Littlefield@morgan.edu who will be happy to answer them. If you have further administrative questions, you may contact the MSU IRB Administrator, Dr. Edet Isuk, at 443-885-3447.