Consent Form

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Researcher: Jennifer Hislop

Institution: Chestnut Hill College

Advisor: Dr. Yefim Kats

Researcher Email:


You are being asked to take part in a research study that compares your past and current experiences with e-learning and/or one-on-one in-person training in a small office setting of 50 or less employees. This study is being conducted as part of a Thesis requirement for Chestnut Hill College. Please read this form carefully and ask any questions you may have before agreeing to take part in the study.

What the study is about: The purpose of this study is to discover the effectiveness of e-learning compared to one-on-one in-person training in a small office setting. You must have either participated in, implemented, created, or designed an e-learning program or a one-on-one in-person training program in a small office setting to take part in this study.

What we will ask you to do: If you agree to be in this study, we will ask you to complete an online survey. The survey will include questions about your job, job performance, experience with computers, e-learning, and one-on-one in-person training. The survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Risks and benefits:

I do not anticipate any risks to you participating in this study other than those encountered in day-to-day life.

There are no direct benefits to you. However, I hope to learn more about what methods of training are effective in small office settings so that better decisions may be made about what kind of training should be implemented in this type of setting.

Your answers will be confidential. The records of this study will be kept private. In any sort of report I make public I will not include any information that will make it possible to identify you. Research records will be kept on a password protected computer; only the researcher will have access to the records. Please note that confidential information will have to be released if ordered by a judge or if there is an indication that you, the participant, would be a danger to yourself or others

Taking part is voluntary: Taking part in this study is completely voluntary. You may skip any questions that you do not want to answer. There are absolutely no penalties if you decide not to take part or to skip some of the questions. If you decide to take part, you are free to withdraw at any time.

If you have questions: The researcher conducting this study is Jennifer Hislop. Please direct any questions to Jennifer Hislop at or Dr. Yefim Kats at

You may print a copy of this form to keep for your records.


Statement of Consent: I have read the above information, and have received answers to any questions I asked. I consent to take part in the study. I agree to take the survey by Jennifer Hislop in connection with the project entitled The Effectiveness of Corporate E-Leaning Versus One-on-One In-Person Training in an Office Setting of 50 or Less Employees. This project is done to fulfill an academic requirement at Chestnut Hill College. I understand that I am being surveyed to gain my perspective on this topic. If I give my consent, Jennifer Hislop may quote me in the paper.  I can also choose not to be identified by name in any document created by Jennifer Hislop. I also understand that I may refuse to answer any question and I may stop the survey at any time, with no consequences to me.  I understand that there is no foreseeable risk to me in participating in this project.

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* 1. Statement of Consent: I have read the above information, and have received answers to any questions I asked. I consent to take part in the study.