Any information you provide in this study that could identify you such as your name, age, or other personal information will be kept confidential.
Assigning code names/numbers for participants that will be used on all research notes and documents
Keeping notes, interview transcriptions, and any other identifying participant information in a locked file cabinet in the personal possession of the researcher as well as in a secured mailbox at an undisclosed location.
Participant data will be kept confidential except in cases where the researcher is legally obligated to report specific incidents. These incidents include, but may not be limited to, incidents of abuse and suicide risk. In any written reports or publications, no one will be able to identify you.
The researcher will keep the information you provide in a secure file cabinet in researcher’s personal possession as well as a copy maintained in an undisclosed location. Only the researcher, researcher’s supervisor, and dissertation committee will have access to your study data. Additionally, Capella University’s IRB, the Research Compliance Committee (RCC), or its designees may review your research records.
Even if you leave the study early, the researcher may still be able to use your data. The samples and data that are registered about you will only be used in accordance with the purpose of the study as described above. All the data and samples will be processed without name, ID number or other directly recognizable type of information. A code number links you to your data and samples through a list of names.