Informed consent is a standard part of research studies. As part of the IRB application process, researchers create a sample consent form that is submitted with their study protocol. This consent form will be used with participants to inform them of the study and, once the study has been explained, the participants will sign the informed consent form. As part of the process, the informed consent form needs to include a description of what the study involves, including risks and benefits, if the study is confidential, and how the study data is used.

The Unit 3 Assignment will include two parts;the consent form and the paper. Both parts should be presented in the following manner with a title, introduction, conclusion, and reference page. Submit the assignment as multiple attachments including the following:

  • 1-2 page paper in a Word document
  • Completed Informed Consent Form

Using the template provided, create a sample informed consent form to conduct a study of interest to you (you can create a study from a topic you have discussed in prior weeks, but this is not required). The goal is to create a draft of an informed consent form similar to that which a researcher would submit to an IRB board for review. Discuss in 1–2 pages how you would design this study to adhere to ethical guidelines. Be sure to include the five ethical principles and how your study will conform to them.Discuss one or two ethical issues that could arise during your study and how you would respond to these issues, as a researcher. Be sure to operationally define your variables and state what scales of measurement would be used, including description of why that scale was chosen.I AM ATTACHING TEMPLATE

Writing Requirements and Guidelines

Your Assignment should include:

  • Cover page
  • Provide your name, title of Assignment, course and unit number, and date
  • Body
  • Complete the Unit 3 Informed Consent Template including 1–2 pages on how you would design this study to adhere to ethical guidelines.
  • Reference list
  • Sources in APA format
  • You must use your text and 2 additional sources Assignment Guidelines
  • Complete Unit 3 Template
  • Times New Roman 12 point font, Double-spaced
  • Written adhering to the guidelines of Standard American English. This means that your thoughts should be well-organized, logical, and unified as well as original with the viewpoint and purpose clearly established and sustained. Standard American English guidelines also include the use of correct grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure.
  • Written in APA Formatting and Citation style


Unit 3 Assignment

Areas shaded in gray connect to a CLA/GEL.

Grading CriteriaPoints




Addresses each of the following areas in paragraph format, using appropriate references to course material:  
Complete informed consent template, thoroughly providing a description of what is involved in the study, possible risks, possible benefits, and what will happen with research data0-20 
Designs an ethical study based on the study described in the informed consent protocol, including discussion of the five ethical principles and how the study will conform to them0-20 
 Discusses at least one ethical issues that could arise during the study and how  it would be responded to0-10 
Operationally defines all study variables0-10 
Discusses what scales of measurement would be used, including description of why that scale was chosen.0-10 

Paper includes a title page, introduction with thesis statement, conclusion, and in-text citations and reference page using APA style.

Paper is appropriate in length (body of the paper should be 1-2 pages, not including the title page or reference page).

Paper includes reference to the textbook and at least one scholarly, peer-reviewed source.








Paper uses Standard American English including correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation, and complete sentences and paragraphs.

Paper is free of typographical errors.

Paper includes a highly developed viewpoint and purpose.

Paper demonstrates superior organization; communication is highly ordered, logical and unified.

An explanation of the points earned, as well as where the assignment could be strengthened will be included with your grade.  


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