Create an informed consent form and a debriefing form that explains the nature and true purpose of the study

Before you begin the assignment, view the APA website and read the ethics listings.

Using the GCU Library, research consent, and debriefing forms. Locate two to 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 76-77). 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 which is attached below.  Please review the scoring guide prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

PSY-550 Research Methods

Topic 3 Consent Debriefing Form

Scoring Guide

Grading category Points Comments
Consent contains information pertaining to the study as a whole. /10
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
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
Total /50

Research Methods in Psychology, 2e © W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

By Beth Morling

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