Anyone doing research involving other people needs make sure that they have full consent from everyone before they start.
This means that the person taking part (the participant) will need to complete a consent form, and also (if they are under the age of 18) that a parent or guardian will need to give consent as well. For my research, I will also need to get permission and consent from each school I visit as well.
It is very important that all participants – and their parent(s)/guardians – understand what the research is about and have had the opportunity to ask the researcher any questions they might have. There are sections marked ‘Students information’ and ‘Schools/Parents information’ which cover a lot of the basic information about the research, but people can also get in touch with me directly via the ‘Contact’ page as well.
All participation in this research is voluntarily. This means people have chosen to take part of their own free will and are happy to do so. If, at any point, a participant decides they do not want to take part, even if it’s during the workshop, then they have the right to withdraw from the research.
All the information about the research you should be able to find on this website (CityCyberResearch.com) or you can ask me any questions directly via the ‘Contact’ page.
Below are the different consent forms, which you should be able to view or download by clicking on them:
You should return completed consent forms directly to the school, who will be able to pass them on to the researcher ahead of the workshop.
Thank you for your interest.