Hi Parents!
My name is Sandra Marshall and I am the student researcher on the parent perception study being conducted at Swinburne University of Technology. With the help of Dr. Jordy Kaufman, Joanne Tarasuik, and Leila Dafner, we are exploring the accuracy of parent perceptions of their children as a function of the child’s age, the number of siblings a child has (if any) and their birth order. The results of this study will be the subject of my 4th year thesis and your participation would be extremely helpful towards the completion of this important milestone.

Parents who have at least one child between the ages of 2-5 year old are eligible to participate. Participation involves completing a short online survey which is comprised of questions relating to parent-child interaction and photographs to be evaluated. Completion of the survey takes approximately 10-20 minutes. To participate, please copy and past the url into your browser: http://opinio.online.swin.edu.au/s?s=12589

More information about this study...

Participant rights and interests
Participation is entirely voluntary and you are free to withdraw from the study at any time without question or explanation.

Ethical Approval
This project has been approved by or on behalf of Swinburne’s Human Research Ethics Committee (SUHREC) in line with the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research. If you have any concerns or complaints about the conduct of this project, you can contact:
Research Ethics Officer, Swinburne Research (H68),
Swinburne University of Technology, P O Box 218, HAWTHORN VIC 3122.
Tel (03) 9214 5218 or +61 3 9214 5218 or resethics@swin.edu.au

Participant rights and interests – Privacy & Confidentiality
All data collected from you will remain entirely confidential as a code will be attached to your data and no name will accompany any information you supply. Your anonymous data will only be accessed by the chief investigators named above. Your data will only be identifiable by means of identity code and your contact details will be stored during the study in a separate secure location to any data that is collected. As per Swinburne and NH&MRC ethical guidelines, the data obtained will be kept for a minimum of 7 years.

Research output
We anticipate that the results of this study will eventually be published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal and/or presented at scientific conferences. The results may also be used in educational lectures, academic talks, student honours project write-ups and dissemination to the media. Only group averages will be reported in these outputs, and no participant will be identifiable.

Thank you for your interest in our research. If you have any questions relating to this study or would like to find out about other research being conducted at Swinburne University, please contract:
Dr. Jordy Kaufman, Senior Research Fellow
Brain Sciences Institute / Swinburne University of Technology
P.O. Box 218
Hawthorn, Victoria 3122
03 9214 5757 (tel)
03 9214 5525 (fax)
jkaufman@swin.edu.au (email)

You can also visit the Swinburne Babylab website at: www.BabyLab.org

Happy Parenting!