Psychology students need the ability to create informed consent and debriefing forms that adequately state the purpose of studies to the participants in an ethical manner. In your capstone class (your last class), it is an expectation that you have created a consent and debriefing form for your research proposal. It could be beneficial if you create this assignment around the topic you would like to research.
Before you begin the assignment, view the APA website and read the ethics listings.
Using the GCU Library, research consent, and debriefing forms. Locate four scholarly resources to support your form.
Create an informed consent form and a debriefing form that explains the nature and true purpose of the study (students may adapt the examples from the textbook, see pages 65-66). Be sure to cite your sources at the conclusion of the document.
While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a scoring guide. Please review the scoring guide prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
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Grading category Points Comments
Consent contains information pertaining to the study as a whole. /10
The potential risks and benefits of the experiment are clearly outlined for the participant. /10
Procedures to be followed are fully explained with an opportunity for participants to ask any questions./10
Assurance is given that all data will remain private and confidential. /10
The consent form is written in a clear and concise manner in understandable language at the appropriate reading level for the participants. /5
Solid academic writing is evident /5
Example of Consent and debriefing form