Project Title: Analyzing the project management process for Doha Industrial Zone Expansion project
Review of activity – For Staff Completion
The proposed work does not involve any end-user studies (the remainder of the form is blank apart from signatures)
Does the ethics form adequately address the following issues? A reviewer should tick as appropriate.
|Student took and passed online ethics test|
|Providing participants with full details of the nature of the research|
|Voluntary participation with informed consent|
|Written description of participant involvement|
|Participant selection information and freedom to withdraw|
|Privacy and confidentiality issues|
|Opportunity for signed acknowledgement and understanding by participants|
|Consent arrangements related to children and vulnerable adults via their gatekeepers (e.g. parents, teachers and carers)|
|Health and Safety issues minimised and managed (i.e. lone working, leaving contacts details with another person while on research trips)|
|Consideration of relevant codes of conduct|
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Proposed activités (interviews, observation, focus groups, questionnaire, etc. How participants are selected, how are they included or excluded?
Where will the proposed activity/activities take place?
Who do you expect your participants to be? (Please note you should not undertake any research with participants under the age of 16 years or vulnerable adults.
What will the participants be asked to do?
What potential risks do the activities pose to you or your participant/s and how will they be overcome?
How do you intend to manage the privacy and confidentiality of users’ data?
How do you intend to guarantee the security of data resulting from your research activity?
Quantitative 100+ Questionnaires random organizations, contractors, and engineers.
Qualitative Data collected by 10+ Interviews with Stakeholders, organizations, and 5+ random small and medium factories. Also, some data will be collected from reports and academic studies.
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The information sheet should include information on the following as a minimum:
Where applicable the following information should also be included:
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Title of Project: Analyzing the project management process for Doha Industrial Zone Expansion project.
Name of Researcher
Abdulaziz N. AL-Haddad
Insert an introductory paragraph e.g.:
My name is Abdulaziz N. AL-Haddad and I am inviting you to take part in my research study, analyzing the project management process for Doha Industrial Zone Expansion project. Before you make up your mind to participate it is important to understand the purpose of the research and what it involves. Please read the following information before answering. Ask us for more clarification if there is anything that is not clear or if you would like more information. Take time to decide if you want to take part or not. Thanks
The aim of this study is to highlight the importance of integrating modern sustainable and strategical practices such as wind energy and solar energy sources of power regarding packages of the project for the expansion of the Doha Industrial Zone. The novelty of the research is to combine leadership management skills and innovative approaches in managing and controlling the three phases of the project, that is, the “initial phase, implementation phase, and close-out phase”.
No. this is completely voluntary. It is up to you to decide whether to take part or not. If you decide to take part, you will be provided with the consent form and asked to fill. However, you will still have the freedom to withdraw at any point without having to provide a reason. Note that, decision to withdraw will not affect your rights/any future treatment/service you receive.
The participant will be involved in the research during the data collection phase. Duration of the research will depend on how fast the data collection will take place.
In the case of interviews, we will work according to the participant availability and questionnaires will be administered to the willing participants. They should be of age 17 and above and should be familiar with the revolution.
There will be no threats during the research. Interviewees and those taking questionnaires will be accorded privacy from the public for security reasons.
Yes. We will make sure that confidentiality of the information supplied by research subjects and the anonymity of respondents should be taken into consideration and we will take steps to make it more confidential based on contracts with the authorities.
This study has received ethical approval from Oryx/LJMU’s Research Ethics Committee (insert REC reference number and date of approval)
Contact Details of Researcher
Contact Details of Academic Supervisor (student studies only)
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In the interests of safety for the researcher LJMU ethics committee would advise researchers not to include home addresses or personal telephone numbers (mobile or home) as contact details for participants.
Where questionnaires are to be returned by members of the public as part of the study the ethics committee would advise researchers to consider the use of collection boxes at third party locations.
Note: A copy of the participant information sheet should be retained by the participant with a copy of the signed consent form.
The examples of the consent / assent forms given below are a minimum requirement which are suitable for most studies but may need alterations to be commensurate with individual study requirements. The participant is consenting to everything described in the text of the participant information sheet.
For some studies a fuller itemised consent form may be needed to cover other important issues especially where additional elements are optional for the participant for example:
Where a study involves the administration of a questionnaire or survey, a signed record of consent is not required for completion of the questionnaire/survey as long as it is made clear in the information sheet that completion of the questionnaire/survey is voluntary. Under these circumstances return of the completed questionnaire is taken as implied consent.
In such cases the Oryx would expect a statement and tick box to be included at the start of the questionnaire/survey where the respondent confirms that they have read the participant information sheet and are happy to complete the questionnaire. For example:
I have read the information sheet provided and I am happy to participate. I understand that by completing and returning this questionnaire I am consenting to be part of the research study and for my data to be used as described.
Participation in any other interventions within the same study eg interviews, focus groups must be supported by obtaining appropriate written consent.
Signatories to the consent should be those who are involved in the consent process eg the participant (or guardian/carer), the researcher or his/her representative delegated to take consent.
Where a consent form is to be signed by a participant at home and returned by mail to the researcher 2 copies should be provided both of which are returned and countersigned by the researcher and one copy posted back to the participant.
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Analyzing the project management process for Doha Industrial Zone Expansion project.
Name: Abdulaziz N. AL-Haddad
Faculty: MSc Project Management
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