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Invitation to Participate in Active Education Webinars During Covid-19 Interviews

In order to improve future offerings through California Alliance for Inclusive Schools in collaboration with our county and state partners, we would like to know if you are available to participate in a short interview so that we can gain some insight and feedback regarding your thoughts on the webinars and recommendations for webinars or other supports in the future. The interview should last approximately 15 minutes and will be conducted using Zoom audio (the video feature on Zoom will not be used). If you are interested, please email tpi@chapman.edu and we will schedule an interview with you at your convenience. 

Participating in the interview is voluntary. Participating in the interview means that (1) you have read and understand the Active Education Webinar Study consent form (located below), (2) you have decided to be in the research study. You may print out a copy of the consent form to keep. 

ADULT INFORMED CONSENT TO PARTICIPATE IN RESEARCH 

Title of Study:

Active Education Webinars During Covid-19 Study

Members of the Research Team 

Lead Researcher: Meghan Cosier, PhD         cosier@chapman.edu                         (714)516-5763

Researcher: Audri Sandoval-Gomez, PhD     agomez@chapman.edu                      (714)628-2858

Researcher: Jill Perez, M.Ed             perezeducationconsulting@gmail.com             (619)289-7996

Researcher: Jennifer James, M.A.                  jenjames@chapman.edu                    (714)997-6692

Student Researcher: Sara Morgan, M.A.        morga101@mail.chapman.edu            (714)997-6692

Key Information

You are being asked to take part in a research study. Research studies include only people who choose to take part. A member of the research team will explain the study to you and will answer any questions you might have. You should take your time in deciding whether or not you want to participate.

If you agree to participate in this study, the project will involve:

  • Males and females over the age of 18
  • Procedures will include an audio interview using Zoom Cloud Meeting app
  • There is one audio interview
  • The interview will take fifteen-minutes
  • There are not risks associated with this study that exceed what would typically be encountered in daily life
  • You will not be paid for your participation
  • You may keep a copy of this consent form

Invitation

You are invited to take part in this research study. The information in this form is meant to help you decide whether or not to participate. If you have any questions, please ask. 

Why are you being asked to be in this research study?

You are being asked to be in this study because you participated in at least one Active Education Webinar. You must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

What is the reason for doing this research study?

The school closures that were a result of the Covid-19 pandemic interrupted how teacher candidates could meet the required clinical hours necessary to complete the teacher credential program. The purpose of this study is to gain insight and feedback regarding your thoughts on the webinars and recommendations for webinars or other supports in the future. The information gained from the study will improve services and supports for future teacher candidates who need to fulfill clinical hours outside of the classroom.

What will be done during this research study?

In a fifteen-minute audio interview, you will be asked ten questions that relate to your experience attending an Active Education Webinar. One of the researchers from the study will conduct interview. If you give the researcher permission, the interview will be recorded.

How will my data be used?

Your data will be used for journal articles, academic conferences, and program evaluation for the Gates Foundation. Any personal information that could identify you will be removed before the data is shared. 

What are the possible risks of being in this research study?

There are no known risks to you for being in this research study. 

What are the possible benefits to you? 

You are not expected to get any direct benefit from being in this study.

What are the possible benefits to other people?

The benefits to society may include better understanding of how to help teacher candidates meet the required clinical hours outside of the classroom, which will potentially lead to teachers that are prepared to enter the classroom upon graduating with a teaching credential.

What are the alternatives to being in this research study?

There are no alternatives to being in this research study. You can choose not to participate.

What will participating in this research study cost you?

There is not cost to you to be in this research study.                 

Will you be compensated for being in this research study?

 You will not be compensated for your participation in this research study.

What should you do if you have a problem during this research study?

Your welfare is the major concern of every member of the research team. If you have a problem as a direct result of being in this study, you should immediately contact one of the people listed at the beginning of this consent form.

How will information about you be protected?  

Reasonable steps will be taken to protect your privacy and the confidentiality of your study data. The data will be stored electronically through a secure server and will only be seen by the research team during the study and for three years after the study is complete. 

The only people who will have access to your research records are the members of the research team, the Institutional Review Board (IRB), and any other person, agency, or sponsor as required by law. Information from this study may be published in scientific journals or presented at scientific meetings but the data will be reported as group or summarized data and your identity will be kept strictly confidential.

What are your rights as a research subject?

You may ask any questions about this research and have those questions answered before agreeing to participate in the study or during the study.

For study related questions, please contact the investigator(s) listed at the beginning of this form.

For questions concerning your rights or complaints about the research, contact the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at (714) 628-2833 or irb@chapman.edu.

What will happen if you decide not to be in this research study or decide to stop participating once you start?

You can decide not to be in this research study, or you can stop being in this research study (i.e., “withdraw”) at any time before, during, or after the research begins for any reason. Deciding not to be in this research study or deciding to withdraw will not affect your relationship with the investigator or with Chapman University. You will not lose any benefits to which you are entitled.