Dear Canadian Society for the Study of Education Members,
My name is Nicole Macmillan and I am a graduate student from the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary. I am writing to invite you to participate in my research study about current vs preferred roles of practicing school psychologists, as well as their perceptions of the challenges in the field. The University of Calgary Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics board has approved this study (REB20-1652).
If you decide to participate in this study, you will be asked to fill out a survey describing your experiences as a school psychologist. You will be asked to provide demographic information (e.g., gender, years of practice, etc) first, and then will be asked to provide information about your roles, challenges, and aspirations as a school psychologist. For example, you will be asked to provide an approximation of the amount of time you spend in various tasks (e.g., “Please check the percentage of time spent providing the following services”). This survey will take approximately 25 minutes to complete. Your colleagues and organization will not get the results of the study directly and will not be made aware of your participation.
Remember, this is completely voluntary. You can choose to be in the study or not. If you’d like to participate or have any questions about the study, please email or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you very much.