Title: Pre-Referral Observation Accuracy And Bias Of School
Hansen, M.S., Oklahoma State University, Gary Duhon, Ph.D.,
Oklahoma State University
is a web-based study to how school psychologists perform systematic observations.
You are being asked to participate in the survey because you are a school
psychologist. If you choose to participate, you will be asked to complete a 5
minute video of a classroom while completing a systematic observation form. The
results of this research will expand our knowledge of how school psychologists
complete systematic observations.
Proceeding with the web-based survey will imply your
consent to participate in this study. If
you decide to participate you will be asked to provide some demographic
information such as your age, race, ethnicity, current employment, education,
location, and certifications held. You will then be asked to watch a brief
training video describing the observation form and operational definitions of
On- and Off-task behaviors. Then you will be given some information about a
student you are asked to observe, and a 5 minute video will begin. You will be
completing the observation form while watching the video. The survey should
take no more than 30 minutes to complete.
of Participation: There are no known risks associated with this
project which are greater than those ordinarily encountered in daily life.
of Participation: While it is unlikely that you will derive
personal benefits from your participation, your completion of the survey will
be helpful in gaining a better understanding of how school psychologists
complete systematic observations. If
you decide to participate, you will be helping in to increase awareness and
research support in this area, and in turn assist in the field of school psychology.
All information collected in
this study is anonymous and will not be released, except as group data.
Research records will be stored securely on a secure web server to then be
transferred on a password-protected flash drive; only the primary researcher
will have the password. Individuals
responsible for research oversight will have access to the records through the
Qualtrics, the website that will be used for this study, has specific privacy
policies of their own. If you have concerns you should consult this service
directly. Qualtrics’ privacy statement is provided at: http://qualtrics.com/privacy-statement.
Your participation in the survey is
completely voluntary. Digital questionnaires and record forms will have
identification numbers, rather than names, on them. Any
written results will include group findings and will NOT include individual
information that would identify you. As a consequence, your
confidentiality will be maintained and you will be able to complete the survey
in an open and conscientious manner.
your time in participating, you will be directed to a separate web page upon
completion of the survey to submit your name/email address to enter for a
chance to win one of six $25 Amazon gift cards. To further ensure
confidentiality, the Amazon gift card will be provided as a URL through the
email that was submitted such that no physical interaction/communication
between the investigator and participant will occur.
will be given an opportunity to enter your name/email address in a drawing to
win one of six $25 Amazon gift cards. Remember, to get this opportunity, you
must type in your name and email address
after you finish the survey, where indicated. That is the ONLY way we can enter
your name in the drawing. This information is SEPARATE from the information you
provided in the survey.
Rights: Your decision to participate or
not participate in this study is completely voluntary and you may decide to
withdraw your consent to participate at any time. There will be no penalty for
withdrawing or not participating in this study.
study is part of a requirement for the primary researcher’s completion of her
Ph.D. as a doctoral student at Oklahoma State University. Your participation in this study is greatly
If you have any questions concerning this study, please feel
free to contact the primary researcher, Brooke Hansen, M.S., at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or her advisor, Gary Duhon, Ph.D., at email@example.com.
If you have questions about your rights as a research volunteer, you may
contact Oklahoma State University Institutional Review Board (IRB) Office, 208 Cordell North, Stillwater,
OK 74078, 405-744-3377 or firstname.lastname@example.org.