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Permission for interview & focus group with minor

Weatherford College is working with MRW Connected to design a new website for wc.edu. As research for how best to serve the prospective student audience MRW Connected will be conducting individual phone interviews and focus groups via Zoom of area high school students.

Phone interview

Phone interviews, to be held throughout the week of March 15, 2021, are typically 15-20 minutes asking general questions about the student’s opinion of college websites, if they are familiar with the Weatherford College website and the factors that might be important to them in choosing a college.

Focus Group

The focus group, to be held March 24, 2021 at 7 p.m. via zoom, will be an hour long and looking at some preliminary designs and discussing the student’s thoughts and perspective about the design and other college websites.

I understand that:

  • Students will either participate in an individual phone interview or the focus group, but not both. If my child is participating in an individual phone interview, I give permission for an MRW Connected representative to call my child at the phone number we provided. If my child is participating in the focus group, I give permission for them to attend the Zoom meeting moderated by an MRW Connected representative.
  • My child's participation in this study is voluntary and may be discontinued at any time he or she wishes to withdraw and my child may skip any questions. Similarly, I may withdraw my child from the study at any time. If either of us decides to withdraw, my child will not incur any penalty.
  • By signing this agreement, I understand that the researchers do not expect any foreseeable risks to my child. There is no plan to reimburse for any costs I might incur as a result of participating in this study. 

I hereby give my consent for my child/ward to be a participant in your research. You have given me an explanation of the procedures to be followed in the project and you will be willing to answer any inquiries I may have.

If my child is participating in an individual phone interview, I give permission for an MRW Connected representative to call my child at the phone number we provided.

If my child is participating in the focus group, I give permission for them to attend the Zoom meeting moderated by an MRW Connected representative.

I also give my consent for my child to be audio or video recorded.