Mechanisms of change in intensive group intervention for teenagers who stammer.
You are being invited to take part in this research project. Before you decide to do so, it is important you 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 us if there is anything that is not clear or if you would like more information. Take time to decide whether or not you wish to take part. Thank you for reading this.
This research project aims to find out how taking part in the Talking Out Residential can lead to you feeling differently about stammering.
The project is being carried out by Ben Bolton-Grant. Ben is a speech and language therapist and a PHD student at Leeds Beckett University. This project is being carried out as part of Ben’s PHD.
You have been asked to take because you are going to be going on the Talking Out Residential in October and we are interested in finding out about what taking part in the residential is like.
If you choose to take part in this research, there are different ways to take part.
It is up to you to decide whether or not to take part and any part of this research. If you want to just volunteer for some parts and not others, that’s fine too.
You can still go on the residential if you don’t want to take part in the research. Your place on the residential and the activities and support your receive during it will not change if you do not wish to be part of the research.
You can change your mind and opt out of the research. You can do this up until 5 days after the residential has finished. After this point your data will have been combined with other people’s data and it will not be possible to remove it from the analysis.
Taking part in the research probably won’t feel very different from taking part in the residential. However, if you choose to join in with the focus groups this will mean doing an extra session talking about the group each day. You might feel too tired sometimes, or feel that you don’t want to talk about stammering anymore. It’s ok to not join in if you feel that way.
Taking part in the research will not affect the activities and support your receive on the residential in anyway.
Taking part in the research will help Ben and the Talking Out team understand what it is like to take part in the residential, which might lead to improvements in the future. This may be helpful to other people who stammer.
Focus groups can be fun and it might be helpful to think about what you have done on the residential and how this has helped you to feel differently about stammering.
If you have any complaints about the project then you can talk to Ben or one of the team at the residential. If you feel your complaint has not been handled to your satisfaction you or your parents can contact the Leeds Beckett University using the details below.
All the information that we collect about you during the course of the research will be kept strictly confidential. This means that you will not be able to be identified or identifiable in any reports or publications. Any data collected about you the assessments, or recordings of the focus groups will be stored online protected by passwords and other relevant security processes and technologies.
What you say in focus groups will be kept private and won’t be shared with the residential staff.
Data collected may be shared in an anonymised form to allow reuse by the research team and other third parties. No information about who you are will be shared with anybody.
The only time we will share information is if you share something that raises concerns about your or somebody else’s safety. We will talk to you if this happens.
If you take part in the focus groups these will be video recorded. These recordings will be used by Ben to look back on and use what you say to help him understand what being part of the residential is like. The videos will be kept in a secure file online and protected by a password. Nobody else will be able to see them. The videos will be deleted once the research project has finished.
Results of the research will be written up as a thesis. This is a big report that describes the research project and what the results were. This will be submitted to Leeds Beckett University to be marked as part of Ben’s PHD.
The results from the research may also be published as an article in a research journal. You will not be identified in any report or publication.
The project is being organised and carried out by Ben Bolton-Grant. Ben is a speech and language therapist and a PHD student at Leeds Beckett University. This project will be written up and submitted as part of his PHD. The study is being supervised by Dr Sarah James and Dr Trish Holch from Leeds Beckett University.
This design and plan for this project has received ethical approval from Leeds Beckett University.
If you have any questions of would like to discuss any of this information, or any elements of the project, please contact Ben in the first instance.
Ben Bolton-Grant, Speech and Language Sciences, Leeds School of Social Sciences, Leeds Beckett University;
Email: email@example.com; Tel: 0113 8126241
Sarah James, Director of Studies, Speech and Language Sciences, Leeds School of Social Sciences, Leeds Beckett University;
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 0113 8126823
Elizabeth Kijewski, Academic Services Manager, Leeds School of Social Sciences, Leeds Beckett University;
Email: email@example.com; Tel: 0113 8125288