Pre-Interview Online Survey - Professional Advisors and their role in building Financial Capacity of Small Business

Human Research Ethics Approval Number: H18REA298

Contact Details
Dr Toni Chardon
Email:  toni.chardon@usq.edu.au 
Telephone:  (07)  4631 5514
The purpose of this project is to gain a better understanding about the relationship between small business’s financial and tax literacy and the role of their professional advisors. That is, whether and how advisors capacity build small business clients to improve their financial and tax literacy. The outcomes of the project will strengthen the importance of financial and tax literacy for those that seek or provide advice. It will also allow more targeted financial literacy programs to be developed and delivered by small business advisors.
Your participation will involve completion of an online survey that will take approximately 15minutes of your time. Your participation is entirely voluntary. If you decide to take part and later change your mind, you are free to withdraw from the project at any stage. Your decision whether you take part, do not take part, or to take part and then withdraw, will in no way impact your current or future relationship with the University of Southern Queensland.

In participating in the interview, there are no anticipated risks beyond normal day-to-day living and the time taken from your working day in participating.

Privacy and Confidentiality
All comments and responses will be treated confidentially unless required by law.  De-identified data collected from the survey will be collected and stored and may be used by other researchers in the future but only to the extent the research relates to this field. You can request a copy of any research findings, publications or reports from the research at any time by contacting the researchers listed at the top of this form. Any data collected as a part of this project will be stored securely as per University of Southern Queensland’s Research Data Management policy. 
Consent to Participate
By clicking on 'NEXT' below, this is accepted as an indication of your consent to participate.  

Questions or Further Information about the Project
If you have any concerns or complaints about the ethical conduct of the project you may contact the University of Southern Queensland Manager of Research Integrity and Ethics on +61 7 4631 2214 or email researchintegrity@usq.edu.au. The Manager of Research Integrity and Ethics is not connected with the research project and can facilitate a resolution to your concern in an unbiased manner.