"Appendix 2 Respondents Letter of Introduction"
Appendix 2 Respondents Letter of Introduction 2.1 Letter of Introduction 2.2 Consent Form 2.1 Letter of Introduction Understanding Sustainable Development from a Complex Systems Perspective. A Case Study of the Swan River- Perth, Western Australia Dear ______________________________________ My name is Janine Mc Donald and you are invited to participate in a research project which aims to increase understanding of sustainable tourism development of the Swan River. The research project is being undertaken as part of the requirements of a PhD at Edith Cowan University and will culminate in a written thesis to be submitted to the university. The project will provide a framework to be used by management agencies to develop strategies that incorporate stakeholder’s values for the Swan River. Specific project outcomes of this research will be to assist in the development of sustainable tourism development policy, planning and management for the Swan River. My research will involve a personal interview with you which will take approximately 30-40 minutes. The interview aims to determine the values of the Swan River that are held by stakeholders which will influence sustainable tourism development. As a stakeholder, your contribution to this research project will provide practical information that will contribute to a greater understanding of the role of stakeholder values in policy, planning and management strategies for the Swan River. This research will abide by the strict ethical requirements stipulated by Edith Cowan University. Your participation and resultant information will be treated with utmost confidentiality. Your identity will be kept anonymous through the use of codes instead of names. Subsequent reports or papers arising from this research project will ensure that this anonymity remains. Data collected will be kept for a period of 5 years in a lockable filing cabinet. Your participation and co-operation in this research will be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions or require any further information about the research project, please contact either my supervisor or myself at the following address. Yours Sincerely Supervisor Janine Mc Donald (Researcher) Professor Ross Dowling 32 A Woodville St School of Marketing, Tourism & Leisure North Perth WA 6006 Faculty of Business and Public Management Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Edith Cowan University Phone: 9328 6261 100 Joondalup Drive Joondalup WA 6027 Email: email@example.com Phone: 63045891 If you have any complaints or concerns about this research please contact: Ms Kim Gifkins, Research Ethics Officer, Edith Cowan University , JOONDALUP WA 6027 Phone (08) 6304 2170 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 2.2 Consent Form – Government and Non-Government Stakeholders Consent Form Understanding Sustainable Development from a Complex Systems Perspective. A Case Study of the Swan River- Perth, Western Australia Principal Investigator: Janine Mc Donald 32A Woodville St. North Perth WA 6006 • The purpose of the research has been explained to me and I have read and understood the information sheet presented to me. I have had the opportunity to ask questions about the research project. • I understand that I am free to withdraw my participation in the research at any time. • I do/do not permit the investigator to tape record my interview as part of this project (*Note: All tapes will be erased after study is completed) • I understand that any information or personal details gathered in the course of this research about me are confidential and that neither my name nor any other identifying information will be used or published without my written permission. I understand that the organisation I represent may be identified. Edith Cowan University Ethics Human Research Committee has approved this study. I understand that if I have any complaints or concerns about this research I can contact: Research Ethics Officer Human Research Ethics Officer Edith Cowan University 100 Joondalup Drive JOONDALUP WA 6027 Phone (08) 6304 2170 Email: email@example.com Name: ___________________________________________________________________ Date: ___________________________________________________________________ Signature: ________________________________________________________________