Ethics Procedures

The Count Me In Project has been approved by the Carleton University Ethics Committee for Psychological Research. The purpose of this committee is to ensure that the procedures involved in experiments are ethical. The committee uses the Canadian and American Psychological Associations’ published guidelines as well as the Tri-Council Policy Statement on Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans.

All of the parents of the Count Me In Project are required to fill out an informed consent form. The purpose of an informed consent is to ensure that you understand the purpose of the study and the nature of your child’s involvement. The informed consent must provide sufficient information such that you have the opportunity to determine whether you wish to participate in this study. Please ask the researcher to clarify any concerns that you may have after reading this form.

Your child’s participation is completely voluntary, and children may choose to not participate at any point during the study. Only children for whom we receive parental permission will be tested. Participation will be kept strictly confidential and the child’s name will not be associated with the data. The information gathered will not appear in any school records, will be seen only by the researchers involved in this study, and will be used solely for research purposes.

The University of Winnipeg

Trent University

University of Alberta