This survey invites you to answer some questions about your opinions and experiences of surveys in general. Before starting, please read the information below to learn more about the project and how it relates to you.
I am requesting your voluntary participation in my research project, which is Gamification and Survey Design. My name is Ahmed Ghoneim and I am a student of the Research Analyst Postgraduate Program (RAPP). I am independently conducting a research project, which will fulfill partial requirement for my Research Analyst Postgraduate Program. This research project is supervised by Dr. Mary Takacs, who is the program coordinator of RAPP in the Liberal Arts department of Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. Mary Takacs can be reached at any time during this research project to verify everything that I outline in this information letter, to answer any questions about the project that you may have, and verify that I have received ethical review approval from my home institution for this project. Her contact information is listed at the bottom of this letter along with my contact information.
The purpose of my research project is to learn more about opinions of surveys. What I learn as a result of this research project may benefit the general body of knowledge regarding survey design and delivery. Improving survey design helps researchers to develop better surveys, which in turn leads to improved results. I intend to accomplish the goals of the research by conducting an online survey available to all those who choose to participate. This project begins on February 26th, 2013 and will last until April 1st, 2013.
As indicated in the opening sentence above, participation in this research project is voluntary and not binding. If you choose to participate, you may decline or withdraw from further participation at any time without negative consequences. As a participant in this research project, you will be asked to participate in a 10 min online survey which can take place at any time of your choosing. The survey will ask questions regarding your opinion of surveys. Your participation in all of these activities will take approximately 10 minutes in its entirety.
Participation in this survey does not involve any physical or mental harm. No sensitive information will be collected from you, and the nature of information collected is only for the improvement of survey design and delivery. The information you provide will be kept confidential at all times. Your contact information will not be tied to any of the results submitted online. The information will be stored in a password protected file that will only allow access to the primary researcher and supervisor. Once I have had my research report accepted by my supervisor, the information collected from the online survey will be destroyed immediately. Once my report has been completed, you can obtain a free copy of it by returning to this website after April 2013.
I have listed my contact information for you below. Should you choose to participate, you can contact me at any time with any questions you might have. Also listed is the contact information for my supervisor, Dr. Mary Takacs, whom you can contact at any time to verify the accuracy of this information letter.
Thank you for considering participation in my research project.
Mary Takacs, Ph.D.
I have carefully read the information letter for Gamification and Survey Design. Ahmed Ghoneim has explained this project to me and I understand that if I have additional questions, I can contact him at any time during the research project. I also understand that I may decline or withdraw from participation at any time without negative consequences. Clicking the "I have read the above and agree to participate in the survey" button below verifies that I have agreed to participate in Gamification and Survey Design as it has been described in the Information Letter. Clicking the button below also verifies that I am fully competent to accept the conditions of this consent form.