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Tell us about your experience with library research guides and, if you’re a CSU student, enter a drawing for a $30 Viking Cash gift card!



Consent for Participation in Survey Research

Research Guides Usability Study

You are being invited to participate in a survey about the usability of the Michael Schwartz Library’s Research Guides. This survey is being conducted by Mandi Goodsett, Marsha Miles, and Theresa Nawalaniec, librarians in the Michael Schwartz Library.

There is no cost for you to complete this survey. It will take 5-10 minutes to finish. Students who finish the survey will be entered into a drawing for a $30 Viking Cash gift card. The odds of winning a gift card are about 1 in 50.

The potential for physical, mental, social, or other kinds of risks from taking this survey are small. To ensure confidentiality, the survey will use the secure LimeSurvey platform. The survey results will only be available through a secure internet connection that is password-protected. Members of the Cleveland State University Institutional Review Board may review these records. Data that is collected will be kept for 3 years. After that, the data will be deleted.

Your participation in this study is voluntary. By checking the “Yes” box on the following page and finishing the survey you are voluntarily agreeing to participate. You are free to decline to answer any particular question you do not wish to answer for any reason. If you do not submit your CSU ID, you will not be entered into the drawing for the gift card. Your CSU ID number will not be associated with the survey data.

Mandi Goodsett, M.S., M.Ed
Performing Arts & Humanities Librarian
Michael Schwartz Library, RT 110D
Cleveland State University

Marsha Miles
Head, Collections and Digital Initiatives
Michael Schwartz Library
Cleveland State University
(216) 687-2369

Theresa Nawalaniec
Sciences and Engineering/Nursing Librarian
Michael Schwartz Library
Cleveland State University
(216) 687-3504



There are 8 questions in this survey.