Strategies for Obtaining Parental Consent to Participate in Research

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Anne C. Fletcher, Associate Professor (Creator)
Andrea G. Hunter, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Researchers recruiting samples of children through schools typically face considerable challenges in obtaining completed consent forms from parents. Because children whose parents do not return consent forms are not able to participate in research, parental nonresponse is a primary factor contributing to nonrepresentative samples. In this article, we describe a set of procedures used to obtain active parental consent for child participation that resulted in a 95% return rate or consent forms. Rates of return were similar across schools that varied according to both racial and socioeconomic composition.

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Family Relations, 52(3), 216-221.
Language: English
Date: 2003
Parents, Parenting, Studies, Cooperation, Consent

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