We’re a team of researchers at Swansea University and we are asking if you would like to take part in our research which wants to hear your opinions about coronavirus and how it has affected your school.
Before you decide whether or not to take part, please take the time to read this information. If you decide not to take part, that is absolutely fine and we thank you for considering taking part.
BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
The coronavirus pandemic has really impacted the lives of you and your friends. We are interested in finding out and exploring the thoughts and feelings of young people on coronavirus. We believe young people haven’t been able to have their say and we want to give you a voice.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I TAKE PART?
If you agree to take part, we will ask you to sign a form agreeing to participation and you will then fill out our survey. Your responses will be anonymous, you do not need to give your name. Survey responses will be stored securely.
WHY HAVE I BEEN INVITED?
You have been invited to take part as you are a young person living in Wales and we want you to have your say on matters that affect you.
DO I HAVE TO TAKE PART?
Participation in this research is entirely voluntary, it is up to you. If you decide to participate, you are reminded that you can remove yourself at any time, without giving a reason and with no disadvantage to you of any kind.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE BENEFITS IN TAKING PART?
By your participation, we aim to understand the experiences of young people and inform planning for future opportunities.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF PARTICIPATING IN THE STUDY?
The are no risks of participating in the study and this project has been approved by the University Research Ethics Committee (a group of people at the University who decide whether the project is okay to do).
WILL MY DATA BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL?
All information collected will be kept private and confidential. The data will be looked at by responsible researchers at Swansea University and will be kept on password protected computers in secure offices.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE RESULTS OF THE RESEARCH STUDY?
The results will be published in recognised journals and also presented at conferences.