Consent to Participate in Research
Software Carpentry Pre-Workshop Survey
Introduction and Purpose
My name is Erin Becker and I am the Associate Director of The Carpentries. Thank you for volunteering to take part in our research study, which is about understanding the effectiveness of our workshops. To participate in the study, you will complete a short survey about your skills and approach related to our workshop content before and after your workshop. Depending on your location, the survey will be 16-18 questions long and will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.
Your responses will be recorded anonymously. If you respond via email, your IP address will be registered; however, your responses will remain anonymous. Additionally, you will be asked to create a unique identifier. This identifier will be confidential to you and will help us compare your results with the post-survey.
Risks and Benefits
There are no direct risks or benefits to you from filling out this survey, and no compensation. We hope to use these results to improve workshops for future learners.
You are not required to take this survey to participate in our workshop. You may quit the survey at any time or skip any item other than those required to correctly sort your responses.
If you have any questions about the study, please contact Erin Becker, Associate Director of The Carpentries at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or Megan Welsh, Assistant Professor of Education at the University of California, Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about your rights or treatment as a research participant in this study or would like to provide input about this research, please contact the University of California at Davis’ Institutional Review Board (IRB) at (916) 703-9151, IRBAdmin@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu, or 2921 Stockton Blvd, Suite 1400, Room 1429, Sacramento, CA 95817.