The New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study takes your confidentiality very seriously. It is necessary to record your name and contact details so that your responses can be matched to those you provided last year. I also need your details so I can contact you to take part in the study in the future. I will never give out your name or contact details. Only myself and trusted research assistants working in a secure room in the School of Psychology will examine your raw data. The personal details you report on the consent form will be separated and stored separately from all other research data. Your questionnaire responses will be converted to numbers in an encrypted data file, and these data will be stored indefinitely for research purposes but at no time be stored with your name or contact details. Your questionnaire data is therefore anonymised, and Dr. Chris Sibley and other members of the NZAVS research team will have access to an electronic encrypted copy of your anonymous questionnaire data. This anonymous data file may also be shared with other competent professionals on a case-by-case basis for research purposes.
You may withdraw from this study at any time, and you may withdraw your questionnaire data up until the point at which you complete and submit the questionnaire. This large-scale study is funded from various not-for-profit research granting agencies and internal University funding from year-to-year.
For questions regarding this project, please contact Dr. Chris Sibley (details below) or the Head of the School of Psychology, Associate Prof. Douglas Elliffe, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland. Phone 09-373-7599, extn. 88557. For ethical concerns contact: The Chair, The University of Auckland Human Participants Ethics Committee, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland. Phone 09-373-7599, extn. 87830.
Dr. Chris Sibley
Lead Investigator for the NZAVS
School of Psychology
University of Auckland
Phone: 09 373 7599, extn 87498