Interpreter-Training Programs Survey

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

I am a master’s degree student at Western Oregon University in the College of Education under the supervision of Dr. Elisa Maroney. I am conducting a research study seeking to understand how interpreter-training programs can diminish real world preparedness gaps in their graduates. Western Oregon University’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) has approved this research project.

You are invited to be in a research study on how interpreter-training programs can diminish real world preparedness gaps in their graduates. You were selected as a possible participant because you have attended or graduated from an interpreter-training program.

I am inviting your participation, which will involve taking an online survey that can be accessed directly through this link: Participation in the survey will serve as your consent. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes.

Your participation in this study is voluntary. If you choose to not participate or to withdraw from the study, all data collected from you will be destroyed through deletion of files. You must be 18 or older to participate in this study.

There are no foreseeable risks or discomforts to your participation.

The benefits of your participation in this survey may include becoming more aware of your personal training experience in regard to hands up/real world experiences. The research will reveal trends in hands up/real world experiences across programs, as well as provide recommendations for curriculum modifications for best practices in real world preparedness.

Your responses will be anonymous. I will remove any personal identifiers (for example, if someone includes their name and contact information in the open answer text boxes) after coding is completed in order to maintain anonymity. The results of this study will be used in my master’s thesis, and may be used in reports, presentations, or publications but no personal identifiers will be known/used.

If you have any questions concerning the research study, please contact DarleneKay (Darlea) Wilbeck by phone at 512-538-8466 or via email at: [email protected] or my thesis advisor, Dr. Elisa Maroney, [email protected]. If you have any questions about your rights as a subject/participant in this research, or if you feel you have been placed at risk, you can contact the Chair of the Institutional Review Board at (503) 838-9200 or [email protected].

Thank you,

DarleneKay (Darlea) Wilbeck
Master’s student College of Education
Western Oregon University

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