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How will my data be stored, and how long will it be stored for?
The data is being collected through Survey Monkey which will only be accessed by myself and is password protected. Once the study has been completed, the data will be downloaded and stored on a password protected computer. When the two time points of information have been linked your email address will be deleted from the file. This will happen approximately three months after the study has been completed. At this time each individual will only be identified by a number, this will ensure your information is de-identified and no one will be able to trace your responses back to you. For presentation or publications aggregate or average data is presented where no one individual will be identifiable.
In some instances, journals require that data be placed in a repository in line with transparency in science. The data that will be stored in the deidentified form with email addresses removed so no one individual will be identifiable. If you are interested, I will be able to provide you with a summary of the research findings. Please feel free to get in touch with me on the email listed below if you would like me to send you a summary of the results at the end of the study.
This study uses what is called tacit consent. This means that by submitting your responses you are agreeing to your responses being used for research purposes in the manner outlined on this information sheet. If you change your mind about being involved in the study after you have submitted your responses, contact me with your email address and I will be able to remove your responses. While completing the questions, if you change your mind about being involved, close your web browser. If you have any questions or concerns about any of this, please get in touch with me on the email address below.
Who has reviewed this study?
The research project, submission reference 28467 has been approved by Northumbria University ethics process prior to the study starting.
If you have any questions about the study or would like more information, please get in touch with Emma Barkus on firstname.lastname@example.org
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