Friday, 24 May 2013

Survey Participants Requested


My name is Dina Zayan and I am a MSc. student working under the supervision of Professor Krzysztof Czarnecki <email: kczarnec@gsd.uwaterloo.ca> in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

I am currently working on a study to investigate comprehension of structural domain models by novice learners.

The study takes place during one session of 3 hours. During the session, you will be asked to sign a consent form, read a process description, and provide your answers for a set of tasks. There are no known or anticipated risks to your participation in this study.

This study will take approximately *180 minutes* of your time, and in appreciation of your time commitment, you will receive an honorarium of $90. The amount received is taxable.  It is your responsibility to report the amount received for income tax purposes.

We are looking for people who have minimum level of proficiency with Unified Modeling Language (UML) Class and Object Diagrams. You will be given a screening survey to assess your UML experience if you decide to participate. Therefore, please accept our apologies if after indicating that you want to participate but before signing the consent form, you are not asked to participate in the study. There is no remuneration for completing this survey.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the registration form at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13L7sSn1B772Kr37dNCPqMmq9oiR3OvxmsY-2Y52JnoM/viewform

I will then send an e-mail confirming that you have been signed up and provide you with the survey. After completing the survey, I will contact you to schedule the study session if you are eligible to participate. You are free to withdraw from the study at any time by sending me an email. If you withdraw during the study, you will receive $30/hour. The data you provide whether written or verbal will be kept confidential. Any personal identifying information will be removed once we start analyzing the data we gather to draw conclusions from the study. Data will only be kept until we draw reliable conclusions from the study.

If you have any questions about this study, or would like additional information to assist you in reaching a decision about participation, please feel free to contact me or Professor Krzysztof via email.
This study has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through the Office of Research Ethics at the University of Waterloo. Should you have any comments or concerns resulting from your participation in this study, please contact Dr. Maureen Nummelin, the Director, Office of Research Ethics, at 1-519-888-4567, Ext. 36005 or maureen.nummelin@uwaterloo.ca.


Sincerely,
Dina Zayan
Generative Software Development Lab
University of Waterloo
Email: dzayan@gsd.uwaterloo.ca

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