Information Sheet

Principal Investigator: D. Betsy McCoach, Ph.D.
Student: Yujin Kim
Course Name and Number: EPSY 5621: Construction of Evaluation Instruments (#H12-024)
Title of Study: Development and initial validation of the Expertise Development Survey

You are invited to participate in this survey regarding Expertise Development. I am a graduate student at the University of Connecticut, and am conducting this survey as part of my course work. I am interested in finding out the critical elements in developing expertise.

Your participation in this study will require the completion of the attached questionnaire. This should take approximately 5-10 minutes of your time. Your participation will be anonymous and you will not be contacted again in the future. You will not be paid for being in this study. We believe this survey does not involve any risk to you. Although you may find it interesting to participate in this study, there will be no direct benefit to you from your participation.

You do not have to be in this study if you do not want to be. I will be happy to answer any questions you have about this study. If you have further questions about this project or if you have a research-related problem, you may contact me, Yujin Kim (the student) at or my instructor, D. Betsy McCoach at (860) 486-0183. If you have any questions about your rights as a research participant you may contact the University of Connecticut Institutional Review Board (IRB) at 860-486-8802. The IRB is a group of people who review research studies to protect the rights and welfare of research participants.

This study was approved by the UConn IRB, Protocol #H12-024.

To take this survey, you must be a graduate student or an employee. If you are an employee, you must have at least two years of experience in your field of work after college graduation.

To indicate that you have read the information above and are ready to take the survey, please click "I agree" below. Thank you.