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"Notess, Mark H" <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 9 Jan 2008 21:25:53 -0500
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Do you know about Contextual Design?

If you have learned about Contextual Design through reading books or articles, taking a class, or through any other means, please help our research by answering a brief 5-minute survey about your knowledge and use of Contextual Design.

In addition, we would like to interview a subset of people who complete the survey regarding Contextual Design. If you are willing to participate in an approximately 20-minute phone interview on this topic, please provide your name and email address at the beginning of the survey.

For important details about this study, please see the Study Information Sheet below. If you are willing to take the survey, please click on the link below.

If you know others who have experience with Contextual Design, please forward this complete message to them.

Thanks for your assistance,

Mark Notess
Indiana University
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(812) 856-0494
Study # 07- 11774


Investigation of Contextual Design Use

You are invited to participate in a research study. The purpose of this study is to understand how people who have learned about Contextual Design make use of that process.

All participants are invited to fill out an approximately 5-minute online survey. If you are willing to be interviewed by phone regarding your use of Contextual Design, please provide your name and contact information at the end of the survey. If you are selected for a phone interview, you will be contacted by email to arrange a time for an approximately 20-minute phone interview regarding your use of Contextual Design. Up to 20 people will be interviewed by phone.

With your permission, the phone interview will be recorded so that the interviewer can correct or complete the notes from the interview.

The main benefit of this research is to add to the body of knowledge of how design methods are used by those who have learned them.

After the interviews are completed, all identifying information will be destroyed. No data reporting will give identifying information. Recordings and identifying information will be destroyed by December 2008.

If you have questions at any time about the study or the procedures, you may contact the researcher, Mark Notess, at 3602 E. Winston St., Bloomington, IN, USA, 47401; telephone, 812-856-0494; email, [log in to unmask]

If you feel you have not been treated according to the descriptions in this form, or your rights as a participant in research have not been honored during the course of this project, you may contact the office for the Indiana University Bloomington Human Subjects Committee, Carmichael Center L03, 530 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN 47408, 812/855-3067, or by e-mail at [log in to unmask]

Your participation in this study is voluntary, you may refuse to participate without penalty.  If you decide to participate, you may withdraw from the study at anytime without penalty and without loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled.  If you withdraw from the study before data collection is completed your data will be returned to you or destroyed.

Information Sheet date: 19 February 2007

IRB Approved
Approval Date: February 23, 2007
Expires: March 1, 2008

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