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Experience of Asian-heritage communities in America in the context of Covid-19 pandemic Study

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Basic Information

Title of research study: Experience of Asian-heritage communities in America in the context of Covid-19 pandemic Study.

Version Date: 03.17,2021

Investigator: Sabrina Musson, Ph.D

Why am I being invited to take part in a research study?

You are being invited to take part in a research study because you are an adult, Asian living in the United States during the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

What should I know about a research study?

  • Whether or not you take part is up to you.
  • You can choose not to take part.
  • You can agree to take part and later change your mind.
  • Your decision will not be held against you.
  • You can ask all the questions you want before you decide.

Why is this research being done?

Experience of Racism of Asian American during the Pandemic Scale will be a valid and reliable tool to use to measure the experience of Asians in American experience during the pandemic. The survey results will help validate the experience of Asians in America and provide researchers and clinicians information to help promote health experiences for Asians in America.

How long will the research last and what will I need to do?

We expect that you will be in this research study for about 20 minutes while you complete the online survey. 

You will be asked to answer questions in relation to your experiences as an Asian in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

More detailed information about the study procedures can be found under “What happens if I say yes, I want to be in this research?”

Is there any way being in this study could be bad for me?

It is possible that you may find some survey questions personal or sensitive or that questions make you uncomfortable. You are free to skip any questions you do not wish to answer and have the right to end participation at any time. We are taking every precaution to protect your privacy and confidentiality. However, in the very unlikely event of an unauthorized release of information, it is possible that you could experience negative psychological, social or legal consequences. In many years of similar research by our research team, no such breach has ever occurred. There are no direct benefits to your participation; however, your participation contributes to science and many people find the experience of participating in research to be interesting and informative. 

More detailed information about the risks of this study can be found under “Is there any way being in this study could be bad for me? (Detailed Risks)”

Will being in this study help me in any way?

We cannot promise any benefits to you or others from your taking part in this research. However, possible benefits include participants may find it interesting and insightful.

There are no benefits to you from your taking part in this research. We cannot promise any benefits to others from your taking part in this research. However, possible benefits to others include increased awareness of Asians in the United States experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What happens if I do not want to be in this research?

Participation in research is completely voluntary. You may choose not to enroll in this study.

 Your alternative to participating in this research study is to not participate.

Detailed Information

Who can I talk to?

If you have questions, concerns, or complaints, or think the research has hurt you, talk to the research team at sabrinam@buffalo.edu, You may also contact the research participant advocate at 716-888-4845 or researchadvocate@buffalo.edu

This research has been reviewed and approved by an Institutional Review Board (“IRB”). An IRB is a committee that provides ethical and regulatory oversight of research that involves human subjects. You may talk to them at (716) 888-4888 or email ub-irb@buffalo.edu if: 

  • You have questions about your rights as a participant in this research
  • Your questions, concerns, or complaints are not being answered by the research team.
  • You cannot reach the research team.
  • You want to talk to someone besides the research team.
  • You want to get information or provide input about this research.

How many people will be studied?

We expect about 150 people here will be in this research study. 

What happens if I say yes, I want to be in this research?

You will answer questions in relation to your experience as an Asian in the United States during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Such questions will include your experience of fear, stress, and anxiety. 

What happens if I say yes, but I change my mind later?

You can leave the research at any time it will not be held against you.

Is there any way being in this study could be bad for me? (Detailed Risks)

There are no known risks associated with these procedures. 

What happens to the information collected for the research?

No personal identifying information will be collected. Efforts will be made to limit the use and disclosure of your personal information, including research study and medical or education records, to people who have a need to review this information. We cannot promise complete secrecy. Organizations that may inspect and copy your information include the IRB and other representatives of this organization and Bridges from Borders. 

Join The Research

When you click on the link to participate in the research, it means you agree to participate in the research. You have not waived any rights, including your right to seek compensation for harm caused by your negligence or misconduct in this research. If you are unwilling to participate or unsure, you can continue to consider and close this page.