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Title of Research: External Student Issues of St. FX Students

http://www.theu.ca/final-survey/

Purpose of Research
To provide the office of the VP External with indication on what external issues matter most to St. FX students.

What You Will Be Asked to Do in the Research:
You will be asked to fill out a survey.

Benefits of the Research and Benefits to You
The responses you provide will go to the VP External Affairs Office in order to better inform policy objectives that improve the St. FX student experience.

Risks and Discomforts
The confidentiality of your response will be protected by the VP External Affairs Office of the St. FX Students’ Union. It is the opinion of the Office that all potential risks or discomforts associated with your participation in the research have been mitigated to the utmost degree.

Confidentiality
All information you supply during the research will be held in confidence. Your name will not appear in any report. Confidentiality will be provided to the fullest extent possible by law.

The data will be safely stored with the researchers. The file containing your data will be stored with a security password and will only be accessible to the researchers. All data collected and material related to this project (including informed consent forms) will be stored safely for two years, after which it will be deleted/destroyed permanently. The findings from this research may be presented, maintaining the anonymity of the participants, at a Students Nova Scotia Conference to better inform policy objectives of Students’ Unions throughout the province.

Voluntary Participation
Your participation in the survey is completely voluntary and you may choose to stop participating at any time.

Withdrawal from the Study
You can stop participating in the survey at any time, for any reason. If you wish to withdraw from the study, simply exit-out of the page. In the event you withdraw from the study, all associated data collected will be immediately destroyed wherever possible.

Questions About the Research?
If you have questions about the research in general or about your role in the study, please feel free to contact the St. FX Students’ Union’s Research and Policy Associate by email at su_policy@stfx.ca.