are being asked to participate in a project conducted through Maryville
University by Jenifer Adams, Maryville Senior Seminar student, and Michael J.
Donovan, Adjunct Instructor, Maryville University. This project is being
conducted in partial fulfillment of the course requirements for Senior Seminar
at Maryville University. Student candidates are learning to collect and assess
data, so the results of this study may not be valid and will not be published
or presented beyond the class. This course is in compliance with the Maryville
University Institutional Review Board.
purpose of this research is to determine ones attitude towards people with substance abuse problems,
recovering persons and the support related to recovery. If you agree to
participate you will complete a survey containing a brief demographic section
followed by a questionnaire equaling a total of 45 questions. The questionnaire
will take 20 minutes or less to complete. This project is not expected to
involve risks of harm any greater than those ordinarily encountered in daily
project will consist of a wide range of questions related to attitudes toward
drugs, drug addiction, relating with current or previous drug addicts and
knowledge of social support related to the recovery of drug addiction. One
brief questionnaire will be given to you. The survey questions are to be
answered in the format of a scale ranging from agree to disagree with two
varying options. All of your responses to the
questionnaires will be kept anonymous. The researcher will not keep
or collect the names of people who participate in this study. The group
results of data from this study will be shared only with members of the Senior
Seminar course, and the social science faculty of the College of Arts and
participation is voluntary and there is no penalty for your refusal to
participate. You need not answer all questions and you are free to withdraw
your consent and to discontinue your participation at any time. In the event of
your early withdrawal, any information that you have provided up to that time
will be destroyed.
you have any questions regarding this study, or if any problems arise, you may
contact the researcher, Jenifer Adams at email@example.com
or the supervising faculty member, Dr. Michael J. Donovan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also ask questions, state concerns regarding your rights as a research
subject, or express any feelings of pressure to participate by contacting: Dr.
Robert Bertolino, Chair of the Institutional Review Board at Maryville
University investigators and their colleagues who are conducting research
recognize the importance of your contribution to the research studies, which
are designed to improve educational learning environments. Maryville University
investigators and their staff will make every effort to minimize, control, and
treat any complication that may arise as a result of this research.
University recognizes its federally mandated responsibility to ensure that
research be conducted in an ethical and scholarly manner, respecting the rights
and welfare of all the human participants. Any research misconduct including
but not limited to fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing,
performing, and reviewing research, or in reporting research results should be
reported to Dr. Tammy Gocial, the Research Integrity Officer at (314)529-6893.
of the surveys will signify your implied consent to participate. You are
agreeing to participate in this study based on the information presented to
you. You may choose to withdraw without prejudice or penalty. In case you have
any questions it would be good to print or save this form, or to record the
contact information of the researchers and the IRB officers.
protocol number on this consent form indicates that the project has been
reviewed and approved by the Maryville University Institutional Review Board.
University Institutional Review Board