INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN A RESEARCH STUDY (ONLINE TOURIST SURVEY)
You must be 18 years of age or older to participate in the research study
My name is Earney Francis Lasten and I am a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Central Florida. This research is being undertaken as part of my dissertation at the above university.
We are currently conducting a study of potential interest in a new living history tourist attraction for Aruba. The study is part of my Ph.D. dissertation and will be used for academic purposes only. As a potential or returning visitor to Aruba, your opinions regarding your interest in a living history attraction in a future trip to Aruba are important.
If you agree to be part of the research study, you will be asked to complete a computer survey about your interests in this proposed attraction(Log on-- www.earneylasten.com/survey). The survey has been designed to take no more than 15 minutes of your time. Thanks in advance for your assistance. This survey is anonymous. The record kept of your survey responses does not contain any identifying information about you.
We hope that this study will contribute to the improvement of Aruba’s tourism development.
Researchers will not be able to link your survey responses to you. The survey software keeps no identifying information separate from the answers you provide to the survey. We plan to publish the results of this study, but will not include any information that would identify you. Participating in this study is completely voluntary. Even if you decide to participate now, you may change your mind and stop at any time. You may choose to not answer an individual question or you may skip any section of the survey. Simply click “Next” at the bottom of the survey page to move to the next question. The email will only be sent once to each participant.
Prior approval for the study has been obtained from the University of Central Florida’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) that consists of a committee established to advocate for the protection of the rights and welfare of human participants involved in research. Review and approval is required for all research involving human participants conducted by the University of Central Florida. If you have any questions about your participation, please contact me at (407-504-3769) or firstname.lastname@example.org or my dissertation chair Dr. Abraham Pizam at 407-903-8010 or email@example.com or the Office of Research & Commercialization IRB at 407-823-2901 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I thank you in advance for your assistance and cooperation.
Earney F. Lasten PhD Candidate,
Rosen College of Hospitality Management,
University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA
Home Phone in Aruba: 5854779 Cellular Phone in Aruba: 5656667