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Invitation to Participate in Software Development Survey

Added by Douglas Feitosa Tome almost 4 years ago

Together with my colleagues, we are conducting a study that aims to measure attitudes towards software development. We expect that the outcome of this study will help to further understand the different software design approaches and, therefore, contribute to the theory and practice of software development.

The survey involves answering some general demographics questions, questions about your beliefs related to software development, and questions about your political beliefs. The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete.

Participation in this study is voluntary and anonymous. The risks associated with participation in this study are no greater than those encountered in daily life or during the performance of routine physical or psychological examinations or tests. There is also the possibility of loss of confidentiality. However, personally identifiable information will not be collected in order to ensure participants' privacy and confidentiality. Any write-up/publication of data yielded from this study will not be able to identify you in relation to this study. The data from this study will be securely stored for five years and it may be used for future related research.

The following link will direct you to the research survey:
http://gwu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9zveY3zYHaUL4MJ&Source=Replicant

VOLUNTARY PARTICIPATION AND RIGHT TO WITHDRAW:
Your participation in this research study is voluntary. If you decide not to complete the survey, there are no penalties. If you choose to start the survey, but decide not to finish, there will be no penalty.

CONFIDENTIALITY:
The data from this study will be entirely anonymous. There will be no record kept of your participation.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS:
You can ask questions about this research study now or at any time during or after the study, by talking to the researcher in charge of the study, Dr. David A. Broniatowski, who can be reached by phone at 202-994-3751.

If you have questions about your rights as a research participant or feel that you have not been treated fairly, please contact The George Washington University Office of Human Research at (202) 994-2715.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Sincerely,
Douglas Feitosa Tome