Dear Prospective Participant:
I am a graduate student in counseling psychology at the University of Oklahoma. Under the direction of Denise Beesley, assistant professor of educational psychology at the University of Oklahoma, I am working on my doctoral dissertation, examining the validity of an instrument measuring racial/cultural identity called the People of Color Racial Identity Attitudes Scale.
If you are over 18 years of age and identify yourself as African/African American, Asian/Asian American, Hispanic/Hispanic American, or Native American, you are invited to participate in a research study for my dissertation, the goal of which is to create a better understanding of the experience of racial/ethnic minorities in the United States.
If you decide to participate in this study, you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire on the Web that will take about 20 minutes to complete.
The informed consent form and the survey can be found at the following link:
Your participation is voluntary and confidential. There is no foreseeable risk associated with your involvement in this project. There will be no penalty should you decide not to participate in this study. You may withdraw at any time.
If you would like more information concerning this study, please feel free to contact me at (734) 764-8312 or firstname.lastname@example.org or my adviser, Denise Beesley, at (405) 325-0984 or email@example.com. Additionally, you may contact the University of Oklahoma Norman campus Institutional Review Board at (405) 325-8110 with questions about your rights as a research participant.
Thank you for considering participation in this project.
Hsiao-wen Lo, M.A.
Denise Beesley, Ph.D.
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Oklahoma
820 Van Vleet Oval
Norman, OK 73019