Purpose of the research study: The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the Summer Bridge Program.
What you will do in the study: For this study, you will complete a survey evaluation of the program. You may be asked to participate in audiotaped interview about your experience. You can skip any survey or interview question that makes you uncomfortable and stop any interview/survey at any time.
Time required: Completion of data collection activities will require about 45 minutes of your time. Completion of evaluation survey will take approximately 15 minutes. If you are selected for an interview, each will last approximately 30 minutes.
Risks: There are no anticipated risks in this study. Researchers will keep all data secure and will remove identifying information before analysis and reporting.
Benefits: There are no direct benefits to you for participating in this research study. The main goal of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the MBD PL in supporting teacher integration of fabrication technologies into instruction.
Confidentiality: The information that you give in the study will be handled confidentially. Your information will be assigned a code number. The list connecting your name to this code will be kept in a locked file. When the study is completed and the data have been analyzed, this list will be destroyed. Your name will not be used in any report. Audiotapes and videotapes will be destroyed after all data are analyzed.
Voluntary participation: Your participation in the study is completely voluntary. A decision not to participate in data collection will have no effect on your selection for the bridge program.
Right to withdraw from the study: You have the right to withdraw from the study at any time without penalty. If you withdraw from the study, any audiotapes or videotapes will be destroyed.
How to withdraw from the study: If you want to withdraw from the study please tell the researcher. There is no penalty for withdrawing. If you would like to withdraw after your materials have been submitted, please contact Josh Labrie (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Payment: You will receive no payment for participating in this study.
Using data beyond this study: The data you provide in this study will be retained in a secure manner by the researcher for 5 years and then destroyed.