University of North Texas Institutional Review Board Informed Consent
Before agreeing to participate in this research study, it is important that you read and understand the following explanation of the purpose, benefits and risks of the study and how it will be conducted.
Title of Study: Adult Learning: Evaluation of preferences for technology and learning sources for workplace learning
Student Investigators: Robert Kaiser, University of North Texas (UNT) Department of Learning Technologies.
Supervising Investigator: Dr. Greg Jones, University of North Texas (UNT) Department of Learning Technologies.
Purpose of this study: To better understand preferences for technology sources and learning sources for adults in the workplace. The workplace has multiple generations working together. How they prefer to learn, what they prefer to learn and where they prefer to learn is potentially valuable information for the learning organization within the workplace. This study will use two surveys along with semi-structured interviews in order to identify emergent patterns.
Study Procedures: If you are a participant in this study, you will be asked to complete two short survey instruments and also semi-structured interviews regarding your experience. The first instrument is the Dimensions of Learning Organization Questionnaire and the second is a pairwise comparison survey used to prioritize 4 learning sources and 4 technology sources. The survey instruments should take less than thirty minutes to complete and the length of time to complete the semi-structured interviews should be roughly 30 minutes (should you decide to participate in that section of the study).
Foreseeable Risks: No foreseeable risks are involved in this study.
Benefits to the Subjects or Others: This study could potentially provide valuable information for the learning organization within the workplace and help create improved approaches and resources for a multi-generational workforce.
Compensation for Participants: None.
Procedures for Maintaining Confidentiality of Research Records: The confidentiality of your individual information will be maintained in any publications or presentations regarding this study. Questions about the Study: If you have any questions about the study, you may contact Robert Kaiser at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Greg Jones at email@example.com
Review for the Protection of Participants: This research study has been reviewed and approved by the UNT Institutional Review Board (IRB). The UNT IRB can be contacted at (940) 565-3940 with any questions regarding the rights of research subjects.