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Consent to participate [draft]

Consent to Participate [draft] in Towards creative citizenship: collaborative cultural production at CBC Artspots  

By adding comments, links or otherwise participating in the blog: moreartculturemediaplease.com, and particularly on the pages related to the specific research project: “Towards creative citizenship” (working title), I understand that I am participating in a program of research being conducted by Mary Elizabeth Luka, a doctoral student in the Department of Communication Studies of Concordia University, under the supervision of Dr. Monika Kin Gagnon.

A. PURPOSE: I have been informed about the purpose of the research. I understand that the researcher intends to develop the concept of “creative citizenship” by examining the role of the artist and producer in the production of arts-based media in Canada for distribution on television, the internet, and in the gallery and fine arts systems. I understand that the primary research site is a case study focused on an internet and television program  called CBC Artspots, which existed between 1997-2008.

B. PROCEDURES: The research includes interview subjects, and discussion groups and blog participation. I understand that anything I enter on this website may (though will not necessarily) be quoted or referenced in research reports. I understand that excerpts from the blog may (though will not necessarily) be used in an exploratory documentary, or in presentations or publications, which may include attribution by the name I choose to refer to myself on this blog.

C. RISKS AND BENEFITS: I understand that some questions and discussions on the blog may elicit confidential information, which I am at liberty to decline commenting on or participating in. I understand I will receive no remuneration for my participation.

D. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: I understand that the data from this study may be published.  I understand that my participation in this study is NON-CONFIDENTIAL (i.e., the identity I use on this blog may be revealed in study results).

I HAVE CAREFULLY STUDIED THE ABOVE AND UNDERSTAND THIS AGREEMENT.  BY VIRTUE OF MY ACTIVE PARTICIPATION, I INDICATE THAT I FREELY CONSENT AND VOLUNTARILY AGREE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS STUDY.

If at any time you have questions about the proposed research, please contact the researcher, M.E. Luka, by email: meluka[at]gmail.com; or her supervisor, Dr Monika Kin Gagnon, Department of Communication Studies, Concordia University, by email: mkgagnon[at]alcor.concordia.ca. 

If at any time you have questions about your rights as a research participant, please contact the Research Ethics and Compliance Advisor, Concordia University, at (514) 848- 2424 x7481 or by email at ethics[at]alcor.concordia.ca.

Thank you.

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