HOW WILL YOUR PRIVACY BE PROTECTED?
Tape recordings and transcripts from the focus group session will be uploaded and saved onto the student researcher's (Lee Ashton) password protected computer which is located in the student researcher’s office (HA06) at the University of Newcastle. Once these have been uploaded the tape recordings on the Dictaphone/tape recorder will be immediately deleted. Prior to uploading the Dictaphone/tape recorder will be kept in a locked filing cabinet only to be accessed by the researchers of the study except as required by law. The data will be kept for a minimum of 5 years after the study in a password protected location. No-one can be identified during recording as you will be asked to provide a "fake" name during the focus groups. The focus group discussions will be transcribed by an outside transcription service. Other projects at the University of Newcastle have also used this service in the past and have deemed this service as valid and reliable. The transcription service referred will be bound by a confidentiality agreement.
HOW WILL THE INFORMATION COLLECTED BE USED?
The information collected will be used to help develop a healthy lifestyle program in young adult males. The results will be published in a journal article and in the Thesis of Lee Ashton. You will not be identified in any reports arising from the study. By agreeing to participate, you will also receive a summary of the findings via email shortly after completion of the study.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO TO PARTICIPATE?
Please read the above information and be sure you understand its contents before you consent to participate. If there is anything you do not understand, or you have questions, please contact Lee Ashton (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: (02) 49218673) or the chief investigator: Professor Clare Collins (email: Clare.email@example.com, phone: (02) 49215646)
If you would like further information please contact Lee Ashton [Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: (02) 49218673] or the project supervisor: Clare Collins [email@example.com phone: (02) 49215646)]
Thank you for considering this invitation.
Lee Ashton (Student Researcher)
Professor Clare Collins (Chief Investigator)
Complaints about this research
This project has been approved by the University’s Human Research Ethics Committee, Approval No. H-2013-0344.
Should you have concerns about your rights as a participant in this research, or you have a complaint about the manner in which the research is conducted, it may be given to the researcher, or, if an independent person is preferred, to the Human Research Ethics Officer, Research Office, The Chancellery, The University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan NSW 2308, Australia, telephone (02) 49216333, email Human-Ethics@newcastle.edu.au.