Survey for Recent Military Separatees (within last five years)

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    I saw this on another site. and am paying it forward, since I was helped on my survey when I needed it.

    My name is Marissa Bamford, I am a graduate student at James Madison University in Virginia pursuing a master’s degree in Adult Education and Human Resource Development. I come from a proud military family as both of my grandfathers served in World War II, my father is a retired Marine Corps Officer, and my brother completed 4 years active duty and is currently serving in the Marine Corps Reserve. Having endured separations from my father while he was deployed, and having lived abroad 7 years, I have a good appreciation of military life. This lifelong connection to the military has sparked my interest in researching issues pertinent to military service throughout my academic studies. Due to this interest, I have elected to complete a thesis centered on veterans’ separation from the service and transition into the civilian workforce or their attendance in training or other education programs. My research focuses on the effectiveness of transition resources and my survey asks service members about their use of different resources and perceived effectiveness of each. Any veteran who has honorably served and has been discharged within the previous five years or service member currently preparing to separate is eligible to complete this survey. To complete the survey, please review the cover letter below and click the hyperlink to access the Qualtrics survey. Thank you in advance for your time, and most importantly, thank you for your military service.

    Web Cover Letter
    Identification of Investigator & Purpose of Study You are being asked to participate in a research study conducted by Marissa Bamford, a graduate student from James Madison University. The purpose of this study is to investigate the support services available to service members as they separate from the military and transition into a civilian workplace or school setting. This study will contribute to the researcher’s completion of her thesis to obtain a master’s degree. Please read this form carefully and ask any questions you may have before agreeing to take part in this study.
    Research Procedures
    This study consists of an online survey that will be administered to individual participants through Qualtrics. You will be asked to provide answers to a series of questions related to your attitudes towards military transitional support services.
    Time Required
    Participation in this study will require 20 minutes of your time.
    The investigator does not perceive more than minimal risks from your involvement in this study. However, should some questions cause feelings of discomfort, contact information is provided at the conclusion of the survey for the Veterans Crisis Line which is managed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
    By participating in this study, there are no direct benefits for you as a participant; however, findings from this study will serve to improve existing forms of transition support and possibly create new forms of assistance.
    The results of this research will be presented at James Madison University during a thesis defense with four James Madison University professors present. While individual responses are anonymously obtained and recorded online through the Qualtrics software, data is kept in the strictest confidence. No identifiable information will be collected from the participants and no identifiable responses will be presented in the final form of this study. All data will be stored in a secure location in a locked file cabinet in Memorial Hall accessible only to the Learning, Technology, and Leadership Education department chairperson. The researcher retains the right to use and publish non-identifiable data. Following the completion of this study on or before August 13, 2013, all records will be destroyed. Final aggregate results will be made available to participants upon request.
    Participation & Withdrawal
    Your participation is entirely voluntary. You are free to choose not to participate. Should you choose to participate, you can withdraw at any time without consequences of any kind. However, once your responses have been submitted and anonymously recorded, you will not be able to withdraw from the study.
    Questions about the Study
    If you have questions or concerns during the time of your participation in this study or after its completion or you would like to receive a copy of the final aggregate results of this study, please contact:
    Marissa Bamford
    Adult Education/Human Resource Development James Madison University [email protected] Dr. Jane Thall Learning, Technology, and Leadership Education James Madison University
    Telephone: (540) 568-5531
    [email protected]
    Questions about Your Rights as a Research Subject Dr. David Cockley Chair, Institutional Review Board James Madison University
    (540) 568-2834
    [email protected]
    Giving of Consent
    I have been given the opportunity to ask questions about this study. I have read this consent and I understand what is being requested of me as a participant in this study. I certify that I am at least 18 years of age. By clicking on the link below and completing and submitting this anonymous survey, I am consenting to participate in this research.

    Survey | Evaluating Resources Available to Transitioning Service Members

    _Marissa K. Bamford_____________________ _January 13, 2013_____
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