Radical Innovation Survey
1. Welcome and Informed Consent
Thank you for your interest in the radical innovation study. The purpose of this study is to discover aspects of organizational life that lead to innovation. The following questions ask you to rate your organization in regards to learning, communication, and innovation. You will be asked to provide some background information. The survey should take you 10 minutes to complete. Please answer all questions. All information will remain completely confidential. Thank you for your participation in this study!
I have been informed that this study involves research which will be conducted by Kathryn Stanley, M.S., a student in organizational psychology at California School of Professional Psychology, a branch of Alliant International University, Los Angeles. I understand that this project is designed to study the antecedents to innovation by asking for my perceptions regarding my company’s priority on learning and the innovativeness of its products and services. I have been asked to participate in this study because I am over 18 years of age and currently employed. I am aware that participation in this study involves taking a 57-item survey that will take approximately 15 minutes of my time.
I understand that I may refuse to participate or withdraw from this study at any time before submission of the final set of responses to be collected in this study without any penalty or loss of services that I am entitled to. I understand that an identification code will be used in lieu of my name and my company’s name while completing this study. I understand that my identity as a participant in this study and the identity of my company will be kept in strict confidence and that no information that identifies me, or my company, will be released without my separate written approval. I am aware that all information that identifies me will be protected to the limits allowed by law. I have been informed that all individual data collected about me for the purpose of this study will be destroyed by Kathryn Stanley, Principal Investigator within five (5) years of the date of the signing of this document.
I have been informed that if any of the questions in this study make me feel uncomfortable or if I have questions, Kathryn Stanley, the Principle Investigator of this project, will be available to discuss my feelings with me to determine if a referral for psychological help is necessary. I have been informed that psychological help will be provided (at my own expense) and available from the American Psychological Association 1-800-964-2000 or American Psychological Help Center http://locator.apa.org.
I am aware that although I may not directly benefit from this study, my participation in this project may benefit our understanding of how a company’s culture can support innovation in organizations. I understand I may contact Kathryn Stanley, firstname.lastname@example.org or her supervisor Jonathan Troper, Ph.D., email@example.com, Alliant International University, 1000 Fremont Ave. Unit 5, Alhambra, CA 91803 if I have any questions about this project or my participation in this study. I understand that at the end of the study I may receive a summary of the results or additional information about the study from Kathryn Stanley. Additionally, I can choose to take part in a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card that will be rewarded to three randomly chosen participants by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line of “Radical Innovation Study.”