You are invited to be part of a research study. The researcher is a doctoral learner at Capella University in the School of Harold Able School of Psychology. If you have any questions about or do not understand something in this form, you should ask the researcher.
WHAT IS THIS STUDY ABOUT?
The researcher wants to find out what people think about workplace conflict.
HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE IN THIS STUDY?
About 200 participants will be in this study.
WHY AM I BEING ASKED TO BE IN THE STUDY?
You are invited to be in the study because you are:
Between 18 and 65 years of age.
If you do not meet the description above, you are not able to be in the study.
WHO IS PAYING FOR THIS STUDY?
The researcher is not receiving funds to conduct this study.
WILL IT COST ANYTHING TO BE IN THIS STUDY?
You do not have to pay to be in the study.
HOW LONG WILL I BE IN THE STUDY?
If you decide to be in this study, your participation will last about one hour.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN DURING THIS STUDY?
If you decide to be in this study and if you sign this form, you will do the following things:
• Give non-identifiable personal information about yourself, such as your age, gender, and education level.
• Complete a survey about workplace conflict.
While you are in the study, you must:
• Follow the instructions you are given.
• You can stop at any time and come back to it later.
• Inform the researcher that you do not want to finish the study and stop the study at any time.
WILL BEING IN THIS STUDY HELP ME?
Being in this study will not help you. Information from this study might help researchers help others in the future.
ARE THERE RISKS TO ME IF I AM IN THIS STUDY?
No study is completely risk-free. However, we don’t anticipate that you will be harmed or distressed during this study. You may stop being in the study at any time if you become uncomfortable. You should be aware, however, that there is a small possibility that responses could be viewed by unauthorized parties (e.g. computer hackers because your responses are being entered and stored on a web server)
WILL I GET PAID?
You will not receive anything for being in the study.
DO I HAVE TO BE IN THIS STUDY?
Your participation in this study is voluntary. You can decide not to be in the study and you can change your mind about being in the study at any time. There will be no penalty to you. If you want to stop being in the study, tell the researcher.
WHO WILL USE AND SHARE INFORMATION ABOUT MY BEING IN THIS STUDY?
Any information you provide in this study that could identify you such as your age, or other personal information will be kept confidential. There will be no link between you and your responses in the study. The responses will be kept by the researcher in secure location. In any written reports or publications, no one will be able to identify you.
The researcher will keep the information you provide in a PASSWORD PROTECTED COMPUTER and only the researcher, research supervisor, and will be able to review this information.
Limits of Privacy (Confidentiality)
Generally speaking, the researcher can assure you that she/he will keep everything you tell him/her or do for the study private. Yet there are times where the researcher cannot keep things private (confidential). The researcher cannot keep things private (confidential) when: