Informed Consent (page 1/2)

Researcher: Stephan Kaser, PMP
Email Address and Telephone Number: skaser@capellauniversity.edu / 443-852-1695
Research Supervisor: Michael McGivern, PhD
Email Address: Michael.mcgivern@faculty.capella.edu

You are invited to be part of a research study. The researcher is a doctoral learner at Capella University in the School of Business and Technology. The information in this form is provided to help you decide if you want to participate. The form describes what you will do during the study and the risks and benefits of the study.

If you have any questions or do not understand something in this form, you should ask the researcher. Do not participate in the study unless the researcher has answered your questions and you decide that you want to be part of this study.

WHAT IS THIS STUDY ABOUT?
The researcher wants to find out what emergency managers perceive as project success in relation to the perceived use of project critical success factors in the emergency management field.

HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE IN THIS STUDY?
About 132 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:
• An Emergency Manager
• Have participated in an emergency management project
All participants will be between 21 and 70.
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 30 minutes or less.

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 personal information about yourself, such as gender, number of years certified.
• complete a survey about project management critical success factors as they relate to a emergency management project.

WILL BEING IN THIS STUDY HELP ME?
Being in this study will not help you. Information from this study might help advance the emergency management field as well as helping 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.

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