Data Explorer Consent

You must agree to the following terms to use the Data Explorer:

The Data Explorer is part of a PhysPort research project to study how teaching practices relate to student learning in physics classes. You are being asked to participate in this study because you assess teaching in physics classes. Your participation is completely voluntary.

If you decide to participate, you will upload data from research-based assessments in your classes, and provide some information about them. We will also ask you questions about teaching practices and instructional context in order to make recommendations about how to teach better.

We estimate that providing this information will take about 5-10 minutes. Afterwards, you will be able to explore your data for as long as you like.

There are some anticipated benefits to participation. You may be pleasantly surprised by the results of your teaching, and/or you may learn some things that will help you improve your teaching. Your data will join a national dataset that will help other instructors interpret and compare their data, just as previous instructors' confidential data will help you now.

There are very minimal risks inherent in this study. You might be uncomfortable with the results of your teaching, but we will make recommendations to improve your future students' learning.

You might worry that your identity or your students' identities could be revealed, but we will only share your data aggregated together with others' after removing all the identifying features.

If you have other concerns about participation, security, or research using your data, please visit our FAQ. You can also contact Dr. Eleanor Sayre or the PhysPort Editors. The Committee for Research Involving Human Subjects (IRB) at Kansas State University (KSU) has reviewed this project.