MSLQ Pilot

Impacts of Learning Studios:  Does space matter when students are learning?

Informed Consent for Surveys

March 15, 2016

Carolyn Hushman, from the Department of Individual, Family and Community Education is conducting a research study. The purpose of the research is to understand quality practices in learning studios which should generate support for more collaborative learning studios on campus. You are being asked to participate in this study because you are currently enrolled in a course that meets in one of the UNM Learning Studios.

Your participation will involve the completion of this electronic survey.  The survey should take about 30 minutes to complete. The survey includes questions such as ‘I can use terminology in this course correctly’ or ‘I am confident I understand the basic concepts of this course.’ Your involvement in the study is voluntary, and you may choose not to participate by not completing the survey. You can refuse to answer any of the questions at any time. You will be asked to complete the survey twice during the semester, therefore you will be asked to give us your name in order to link your first and second set of responses.  Once your responses are linked, your name will be removed from the data.  There are no known risks in this study, but some individuals may experience discomfort or loss of privacy when answering questions. Data will be collected electronically, stored on password-protected computers, and destroyed after the completion of the study.

The findings from this project will provide information on how the collaborative aspects of the Learning Studios impact student learning in a variety of subject areas. If published, results will be presented in summary form only and no names will be used.

If you have any questions about this research project, please feel free to call Carolyn Hushman at 505-277-4317.  If you have questions regarding your rights as a research subject, or about what you should do in case of any harm to you, you may call the UNM Office of the IRB (OIRB) at (505) 277-2644 or irb.unm.edu.

By clicking “yes” to the first question you will be agreeing to participate in the above described research study.

Thank you for taking this survey. There are no right or wrong answers. Just answer as accurately as possible. Use the scale below to answer the questions. If you think the statement is very true of you, select 7; if the statement is not at all true of you, select 1. If the statement is more or less true of you, find the number between 1 and 7 that best describes you.

1. I agree to participate in the above described research study.  If no, complete the entire survey and your data will be removed from consideration.
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2. Please enter your UNM NetID, as in netid@unm.edu.
 
3. Please enter your FIRST name.
 
4. Please enter your LAST Name.
 
5. When a theory, interpretation, or conclusion is presented in class or in the readings, I try to decide if there is good supporting evidence.
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