You are invited to participate in a study that will study perceptions of and knowledge about electronic books (e-books) by members of the University of Denver community. The study is being conducted by Michael Levine-Clark, M.S., M.A., of Penrose Library. Results will be used to determine collection development decisions for Penrose Library regarding e-books and may be published as a research article. Michael Levine-Clark can be reached at 303-871-3413/ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participation in this study should take about 10 minutes of your time. Participation will involve responding to 17 questions about e-books. Participation in this project is strictly voluntary. The risks associated with this project are minimal. If, however, you experience discomfort you may discontinue your participation at any time. We respect your right to choose not to answer any questions that may make you feel uncomfortable. Refusal to participate or withdrawal from participation will involve no penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled.
Your responses will be identified by code number only and will be kept separate from information that could identify you. Your name will be entered into a lottery for a prize (one $100 gift card for the DU Bookstore for the first 200 participants and one $100 gift card for the DU Bookstore for all participants). Only those completing the survey will be entered. Lottery winners may be publicized. Please let us know if you do not wish to participate in the lottery. Please do not enter your name anywhere on the questionnaire. Your return of the questionnaire will serve as your consent to participate in this project.
Please follow the link here to complete the survey:
If you have any concerns or complaints about how you were treated during the research session, please contact Susan Sadler, Chair, Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects, at 303-871-3454, or Sylk Sotto-Santiago, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at 303-871-4052 or write to either at the University of Denver, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, 2199 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO 80208-4820.
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By completing the survey, I acknowledge that I have read and understood the foregoing descriptions of A Survey of E-Books Usage by the University of Denver Community. I have asked for and received a satisfactory explanation of any language that I did not fully understand. I agree to participate in this study, and I understand that I may withdraw my consent at any time. I have received an electronic version of this consent form.