PARTICIPANT INFORMATION FOR A QUT RESEARCH PROJECT Examination of Drivers’ Driver Training, Driving Experiences, and Attitudes about Driving:
PARTICIPANT INFORMATION FOR A QUT RESEARCH PROJECT
Examination of Drivers’ Driver Training, Driving Experiences, and Attitudes about Driving: A Survey of Australian Drivers
QUT Ethics Approval Number 1600001220
RESEARCH TEAM Principal Researcher: Dr. Kristiann Heesch Senior Lecturer Associate Researcher: Athena Ng Research Assistant Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) DESCRIPTION The aim of this study is to examine Australians’ use of driver training programs, their driving experiences, and their attitudes towards driving. You are invited to participate in this study because you are aged 18 years or over and a member of the Confederation of Motor Sport (CAMS) or RACQ. Your driving and driver training experiences will be very useful to this study. PARTICIPATION Participation will involve completing an anonymous online survey which should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. In the survey you will be asked about any driver training that you have taken, your driving and motor sport experiences, and your attitudes towards driving. You will also be asked to provide your age, gender, and other basic information about yourself. Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary. Your decision to participate or not will not impact your current or future relationship with QUT, CAMS or RACQ. If you agree to participate, you may withdraw from the study without any statement or penalty as long as you do not submit your survey. If you do submit it, you will no longer be able to withdraw from the study because your data is not identifiable and therefore the researchers will not be able to find and delete it. EXPECTED BENEFITS It is expected that this study will not directly benefit you. However, to recognise your contribution should you choose to participate the research team is offering you the opportunity to go into a prize drawing to win one of five $500 VISA EFTPOS gift card. Please note that the opening date for entries is 01 February 2017 and the closing date for entries is 31 March 2017. The Terms and Conditions of the prize draw are located at https://survey.qut.edu.au/surveydata/67/67699/media/60/6085.png. More generally, the research will help the researcher gain insight into the driving experiences of CAMS and RACQ members. The outcomes of this study will be beneficial to future researchers and to the advocacy work of CAMS and RACQ. The findings from this study may be used to assist future studies or make informed decisions about improving road safety. RISKS
There are no risks beyond normal day-to-day living associated with your participation in this study. However, if you have experienced adverse events while driving (e.g. road accident, injury) or know someone who has experienced adverse events while driving and you feel that answering questions about driving could cause you distress, it is advised that you do not participate in this study. QUT provides for limited free psychology, family therapy or counselling services (face-to-face only) for research participants of QUT projects who may experience discomfort or distress as a result of their participation in the research. Should you wish to access this service please call the Clinic Receptionist on 07 3138 0999 (Monday–Friday only 9am–5pm), QUT Psychology and Counselling Clinic, 44 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove, and indicate that you are a research participant. Alternatively, Lifeline provides access to online, phone or face-to-face support, call 13 11 14 for 24 hour telephone crisis support. For young people aged between 18 and 25, you can also call the Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800. PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY All comments and responses are anonymous and will be treated confidentially unless required by law. Any data collected as part of this project will be stored securely as per QUT’s Management of Research Data Policy. Please note the non-identifiable data collected in this study may be used as comparative data in future projects stored on an open access database for secondary data analysis. The project is funded by the Australian Institute of Motor Sport Safety and RACQ, and these organisations as well as the researchers will have access to the data obtained from the survey. CONSENT TO PARTICIPATE Submitting the completed online survey is accepted as an indication of your consent to participate in this study. QUESTIONS / FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROJECT If you have any questions or require further information, please contact: Dr Kristiann Heesch 07 3138 5460 [email protected]
CONCERNS / COMPLAINTS REGARDING THE CONDUCT OF THE PROJECT QUT is committed to research integrity and the ethical conduct of research projects. However, if you do have any concerns or complaints about the ethical conduct of the project, you may contact the QUT Research Ethics Advisory Team on 07 3138 5123 or email [email protected]
The QUT Research Ethics Advisory Team is not connected with the research project and can facilitate a resolution to your concern in an impartial manner. THANK YOU FOR HELPING WITH THIS RESEARCH PROJECT. PLEASE KEEP THIS SHEET FOR YOUR INFORMATION.