" Would you be willing to help an ABE person who is doing a masters project about adult education?"
I, ________________________, agree that the purposes of this research project have been explained to me. I agree that all my questions have been answered. Furthermore, I state that I have chosen freely to participate in this interview in order to help the researcher determine what factors help ABE students complete their goals.
I understand that anonymity is guaranteed. The interview will be taped, my answers and comments transcribed to written form, and no mention made either orally or in writing of my actual name. If it is necessary to quote a part of what I will say, a name will be invented to conceal my identity.
First I will answer a few questions regarding demographics (age, etc.), then proceed with the rest of the interview. In order to make the first part of the interview shorter, I give permission for the researcher to obtain some of the information (such as length of study in the program) from my file.
Furthermore, I understand that I dont have to answer any questions that I dont feel comfortable responding to. I can withdraw from the interview at any point if I want. Once the research is completed, if I wish to see a summary of the results, one will be sent to me.
I understand that the researcher is most interested in my own responses and perceptions and any unique insights I may have to offer.