Informed Consent Document
Please read the following information about your participation in this study. After you are through reading, sign and submit the form indicating your willingness to participate in this study. Thank you!
Familial Influence and Talent Development Among Second Generation Elite Hockey Players
Person in Charge of Study: Nickolas W. Davis, B.S.
I am currently a graduate student in the Department of Human Movement Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA and I am working under the direction of Dr. Barbara B. Meyer. I am conducting a study on familial influence and talent development among second generation elite athletes.
The purpose of this research study is to gain a rich understanding of the experiences and perceptions of elite athletes who have developed in elite athlete families (where one or both parents were elite athletes). Specifically, this research study is aimed at gaining an understanding of whether or not family sport legacy (e.g., Archie Manning) influences the development of second generation elite athletes (e.g., Peyton & Eli Manning) and how the experiences of second generation elite athletes are similar to and/or different from those of non-elite athlete families demonstrated in previous talent development research. I would appreciate your participation because knowledge gained from this research study will be used to inform sport psychology consulting with second generation elite athletes.
If you choose to participate in this study you will be one of 7-10 participants. This study will take place at a convenient time and place agreed upon by both you and myself, the primary investigator (PI). If you choose to participate in this study, you will participate in an individual interview that will take approximately 60-120 minutes.
Your participation in this research study is completely voluntary and you do not have to participate if you do not want to. If you do choose to participate, you are free to answer these questions with as much detail as you want and to feel comfortable explaining your responses and the context to which they refer. You may stop participating in the study at any time for any reason, without penalty from the researchers.
What will I be asked to do if I participate in the study?
If you agree to participate, you will be asked to answer questions based on your role in your family (e.g., athlete, athlete-parent, non-athlete parent, athlete sibling, non-athlete sibling). These questions will be about ice hockey and your own or your family's involvement in your/a family member's athletic development in ice hockey. Questions will address specific family relationships related to ice hockey and how you/the ice hockey player in your family has experienced growing up in an elite athlete family as a second generation elite athlete.
With your permission, the interview will be audio recorded. The researchers are the only ones who will have access to the audio-taped interviews and they will erase the tape approximately two weeks following transcription.
This audio-tape will be used to transcribe the interview, helping the data analysis process by having a typed version of what was said during your interview. After the interview has been transcribed, you will receive a copy with which you can make any changes and/or clarifications if necessary. If you refuse to have the interview recorded, you may still participate.
Interview data will then be analyzed to identify themes within the interview. Once the study is completed, you will be provided with results of this study.
What risks will I face by participating in this study?
The risk of participating in the interview is no greater than those risks ordinarily encountered in daily life or during the performance of routine psychological testing or media interview. There will be questions concerning feelings, perceptions, attitudes, etc. that may be embarrassing and/or unusual or unpleasant. You may occasionally communicate with the researcher via email or the internet, and no online communication is completely secure.
The information received about you will be treated in a confidential manner, and the data collected and the results obtained will be used for scientific purposes only. The records and data files related to this research project will be coded and stored with a randomly selected identification number instead of your name. This data will be maintained in a locked area in the Department of Human Movement Sciences for a period no longer than ten years after completion of the project and only personnel directly associated with this project will have access to them. Any direct quotations of yours that are presented at scientific meetings and/or in scientific literature that this study may result in, will be presented under a pseudonym or “fake name.”
Your responses will not be made available to your family members (i.e., son, daughter, spouse) or any other individuals. Your immediate family members will also be participating in an interview to explore the potentially unique development of second generation elite athletes. Your immediate family members may be asked questions concerning the nature of your family relationships, your athletic development, and to explain the development of second generation elite athletes and their similarities and/or differences of athletes developing in non-elite athlete families. To assist in the data collection process, we ask that you not discuss the interview with your family members until the data collection process is complete.
Will I receive any benefit from my participation in this study?
There are no benefits to you other than to further research.
Are subjects paid or given anything for being in the study?
You will not be paid for taking part in this research study.
Will I be charged anything for participating in this study?
You will not be responsible for any of the costs from taking part in this research study.
What happens to the information collected?
All information collected about you during the course of this study will be kept confidential to the extent permitted by law. The researchers may decide to present findings to others, or publish results in scientific journals or at scientific conferences. Information that identifies you personally will not be released at any time without your written permission. Only the PI and Barbara B. Meyer will have access to the information. However, the Institutional Review Board at UW-Milwaukee or appropriate federal agencies like the Office for Human Research Protections may review your records.
What happens if I decide not to be in this study?
Your participation in this study is entirely voluntary. You may choose not to take part in this study, or if you decide to take part, you can change your mind later and withdraw from the study. You are free to not answer any questions or withdraw at any time. Your decision will not change any present or future relationships with the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee . The investigator, Nickolas W. Davis , may stop your participation in this study if he feels it is necessary to do so.
In the event that you do choose to withdraw from this research study, we will use the information collected to the point of termination within the interview.
This study has been explained to me and my questions have been answered. If I have additional questions I may contact the principal investigator or his advisor:
Dr. Barbara B. Meyer
If you have any complaints about your treatment as a participant in this study, please call or write:
Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects
Graduate School, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
PO Box 340
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Although the Institutional Review Board will ask your name, all complaints are kept in confidence.
This research project has been approved by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects for a one year period.