|USADA: an invitation to complete a survey for the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA)|| |
Jan 18, 2010
Dear USA Swimming Member,
The US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in partnership with Discovery Education has requested our sport’s participation in a research project. Your thoughts and views are critical to this study.
The aim of this USADA project is to enhance their education program by conducting comprehensive research that determines society’s view on the impact of sport. A key objective of this research will be to capture sport’s impact in particular on youth participation and activities, and youth attitudes and values.
Please be assured that all answers provided to us are to be used for research purposes only. The survey also consists of questions that you and your child (between the ages of 8-12) can answer together. If you are a parent of a child under 13, you will need to provide consent for your child to participate in the survey by selecting the appropriate response within the survey. If your child is age 13-17 they can answer questions either with you or independently. If your child is not available at the time you take the survey, you can log back in at a later time to complete those questions and pick up where you left off. Please do not complete the survey on your child’s behalf. All responses will be anonymous (there will be no data that will identify you or your child personally or link you to your responses) and will be used only in combination with other responses we receive.
Your participation is completely voluntary so if you don’t want to participate, you certainly don’t have to. Should you choose to participate, there is an opportunity to register in a $5 Sports Authority gift card sweepstakes as a thank you. If you would like to be included in that drawing, then you will be asked to provide your e-mail address at the end of the survey. Note that this does not affect the anonymous nature of the survey in any way. To begin the survey, please click on the link below. If this does not work, please cut and paste the address into your web browser.
We think that this data will prove to be meaningful and insightful and we hope that you will want to participate! We know that there will be great interest in responding to this study, and we can accommodate a good number of submissions; however, keep in mind that there will be a point at which the survey must conclude due to the number reached. It will be important to respond as quickly as possible to ensure your opportunity to participate. A message will be provided immediately upon opening the survey if it has closed. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
All research on human volunteers is reviewed by a committee that works to protect your rights and welfare. If you have questions or concerns about your rights as a research subject, or if you would like to obtain information or offer input, you may contact the Institutional Review Board at 919-966-3113 or by email to IRB_subjects@unc.edu.
We encourage you to take the time to complete this important survey and show your support for the integrity of your sport, and our collective support of USADA. Thank you for your time.