5. Foreseeable Risks or Discomforts: There are no foreseeable risks or discomforts in this study, other than those in normal computer use.
6. Benefits: There is no expected economic or health benefit for individual participants. You may be provided with educational benefits through participation in the studies. Your participation in this study will benefit the program and the National Science Foundation by providing information about how to assist teachers who are trying to learn to teach computer science.
7. Compensation/Costs: There is no compensation for participation.
8. Confidentiality: The following procedures will be followed to keep your personal information confidential in this study: The data collected about you will be kept private to the extent allowed by law. If we use any of the information you provide in surveys, interviews, meetings and your online activities, your identity will be protected. All transcribed data will be kept in locked files and only study staff will be allowed to look at them. Your name, email address and any other fact that might point to you will not appear when results of this study are presented or published. To make sure that this research is being carried out in the proper way, the Georgia Institute of Technology IRB will review study records.
9. Injury/Adverse Reactions: Reports of injury or reaction should be made to Mark Guzdial at (404) 894-5618. Neither the Georgia Institute of Technology nor the principal investigator has made provision for payment of costs associated with any injury resulting from participation in this study.
10. Contact Persons: If you have questions about the research, call or write Mark Guzdial at: College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 30332, (404) 894-7556.
11. Voluntary Participation/Withdrawal: You have rights as a research volunteer. Taking part in this study is completely voluntary. If you do not take part, you will have no penalty. You may stop taking part in this study at any time with no penalty. If you have any questions about your rights as a research volunteer, you may contact Ms. Melanie Clark, Office of Research Integrity Assurance, Georgia Institute of Technology at (404) 894-6942.
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