MACS 265 Survey Fall 2019

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Description and Purpose of the Research 
Divey Anand, Babak Baniasad, Josh Donenberg, Jae Yeon Lee, Rafael Lerchster, Colin Meier, Kazuma Rangarajan, and Coltrane Zerai-Che are conducting research to fulfill requirements for a college course titled MACS 265.

The general purpose of ethnographic research is to learn how members of a community (for example, students in a club or employees in a dining hall) make sense of their own community and its relationships with other people, communities, and institutions. Ethnography is a kind of research commonly done by scholars in social science fields like Anthropology. If you decide to participate, you will be asked to complete the online survey by proceeding to the next page. The survey will last no longer than thirty minutes. No participants in research may be physically located in the European Economic Area/European Union (EEA).

Voluntary Nature of Participation
Participation in this research is completely voluntary. If you are a UIUC student, you may participate, decline, or withdraw from participation without any effect on your grades at, status at, or future relations with this institution or the University of Illinois. You may withdraw from this study at any time. To withdraw, contact the student researcher. Participants in all EUI­affiliated research must be at least 18 years of age.

In this study, every effort will be made not to reveal personally identifiable information in publications based on this research. To accomplish this, no records will be created or retained that could link you to personally identifiable descriptions, paraphrases, or quotations. Your actions or things you say may be presented without specific reference to you, reference only by pseudonym, or combined anonymously with the actions and words of other participants. When this research is discussed or published, no one will know that you were in the study. However, laws and university rules might require us to disclose information you supply ( e.g. survey responses). For example, ifrequired by laws or University Policy, study information you supply may be seen or copied by the following people or groups: a) The university committee and office that reviews and approves research studies, the Office for Protection of Research Subjects (OPRS), and (b) University and state auditors, and Departments of the university responsible for oversight of research.

Risks and Benefits
Your participation in this project should not involve risks beyond those of ordinary life. You will not be paid for your participation in this research project, nor is it expected that your participation will bring you any benefits, tangible or otherwise. It is hoped that the student researcher named above will benefit from this project by learning how to do college-level, ethnographic research.

Contact Information
If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints about this research project, please contact the Responsible Project Investigator (RPI) or Project Investigators (Pl): 

  • Karen Rodriguez'G, Ethnography of the University Initiative, 217-300-9122 or (RPI)
  • Merinda Hensley, University Library, 217-244-1880, or (Pl)
  • David Aristizabal, Ethnography of the University Initiative, 217-300-5453 or (Pl)

If you have any questions about your rights as a participant in this study or any concerns or complaints, please contact the OPRS at 217-333-2670 or via email at