Consent Page

Dear participants,

You are being invited to take part in data collection for a maths attainment in early years project. It is important for you to understand why the research is being done and what it will involve. Please take time to read the following information carefully and discuss it with others if you wish. Ask me if there is anything that is not clear or if you would like more information.

Why have I been chosen to take part?

I would like to collect data from teachers who teach early years.

Do I have to take part?

It is entirely up to you whether you participate. You may also stop responding questions at any time to withdraw, and your data will not be included in the data. After completing survey, data will be anonymised for the purpose of analysis, so there will be no chance to identify your responses and to remove your responses.

What will happen if I take part?

I can gather general approach on teaching maths in early years age. 

What are the risks and benefits of taking part?

The information you give will remain anonymous. Neither you nor the school will be identifiable in any published report resulting from the study. 

We anticipate that the findings of the study may be useful for schools and teachers in the organisation of their outdoor environments and pedagogy to enhance maths attainment.

 What will happen to the data?

Any data collected will be held in strict confidence. The records of this study will be kept private and confidential. No identifiers linking you or the school to the study will be included in any sort of report that might be published. Research records will be stored securely on a University of Plymouth onedrive account as password-protected and only the research team will have access to the records. In line with University of Plymouth research ethics policy, the research data will be kept securely for a period of ten years after completion of the research project. The results of the study will be presented in in written reports, and hopefully in written articles. 

What happens if I change my mind?

You can change your mind at any time without any repercussions.  During the survey, you can stop answering questions at any time. If you change your mind after completing survey, there will be no chance to discard your data as responses will be anonymous.

If you require any further information, you can contact;

Dr. Mehmet Mart, mehmet.mart@plymouth.ac.uk 

Should you have any other concents please contact FoAHB Ethics AHBethics@plymouth.ac.uk

By taking part in this survey, I consent to my answers being used as part of this research. I understand that, because the survey is anonymous, I will not be able to withdraw my answers at a later date because it will not be possible to identify them. Required