DESCRIPTION OF THE RESEARCH: You are invited to participate in a research study on
social attitudes about race. You will be asked to respond to a number of
questions which are designed to assess your own feelings about race, racism,
and spirituality. The research will be conducted through an online platform
called Qualtrics and you are asked to participate from a private/personal
RISKS AND BENEFITS: The risks and possible benefits associated with this study
are minimal however some questions may cause subjects to recall difficult or
painful past experiences that may cause slight discomfort. Any participant may
discontinue participation at any time for any reason.
PAYMENTS: As a participant, you will have the option to be entered into a
raffle to win a $100 Visa giftcard with a 1 in 300 or .3% chance of winning.
STORAGE TO PROTECT CONFIDENTIALITY:
In order to enter the raffle, you will
be asked to provide your name and email however this information will not be in any way link to your responses in this research study. All identifying information that you provide will be kept private
and confidential. Each completed survey will be numerically coded to further
ensure anonymity. The data will be temporarily stored on Qualtrics
(www.qualtrics.com) until data collection is completed. At that time, the
numerically coded data will be downloaded in to a password protected computer.
The password will only be known to the principal investigator. When analysis of
the data is complete, the data will be stored in a locked file cabinet and the
data will be destroyed after 5 years.
TIME INVOLVEMENT: Your participation will take approximately 45 minutes.
WILL RESULTS BE USED: The results of the study
will be used to fulfill the principal investigator’s dissertation requirement
and inform the best clinical practices working with Black adults in counseling
and therapy. It is possible that the results may be utilized for future
educational purposes including publications and/or conference presentations.
Criteria for Participation:
-MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER
-MUST IDENTIFY AS AFRICAN-AMERICAN