The Conflict Intelligence Assessment (CIA)

On this page you will find a general description of our research and your rights as a participant. If you agree to participate in this study, please press 'start'.


DESCRIPTION OF THE RESEARCH: You are invited to participate in a research study on problem-solving in organizations. This survey will first present a set of cases and you will be asked to imagine yourself in these situations. After this, you will be asked some general job-related questions. The research is being conducted by Professor Peter T. Coleman.
RISKS AND BENEFITS: There are minimal risks associated with participation in this study. You may experience some discomfort while reading some parts of the scenario or responding to questions. There are no direct benefits for participating. Indirect benefits include the experience of participating in an important research project and the ability to gain access to the results upon completion of the study. If you feel uncomfortable filling out the survey at any time, you have the right not to complete the survey and to leave the study without penalty.
DATA STORAGE TO PROTECT CONFIDENTIALITY: Participant confidentiality will be preserved in this study. Any identifying information collected, such as email addresses and demographic information will be used solely for the purposes of data collection. The data will be stored and used only in an aggregated form.
TIME INVOLVEMENT: Your participation will take approximately 30 minutes.
HOW WILL RESULTS BE USED: The data collected from you in this study will be combined with the results of other completed surveys and analyzed in order to identify aggregate patterns in the study’s subject population. The results of the study will be used as the basis for identifying more specific hypotheses and avenues of inquiry that may result in additional field and laboratory research studies. The data may be published in research journals and articles as well presented at conferences.


1. I have read and discussed the Research Description with the researcher. I have had the opportunity to ask questions about the purposes and procedures regarding this study.
2. My participation in research is voluntary. I may refuse to participate or withdraw from participation at any time without jeopardy to future medical care, employment, student status or other entitlements.
3. The researcher may withdraw me from the research at his/her professional discretion.
4. If, during the course of the study, significant new information that has been developed becomes available which may relate to my willingness to continue to participate, the investigator will provide this information to me.
5. Any information derived from the research project that personally identifies me will not be voluntarily released or disclosed without my separate consent, except as specifically required by law.
6. If at any time I have any questions regarding the research or my participation, I can contact the investigator, who will answer my questions. The investigator's phone number is (201) 638-9444.
7. If at any time I have comments, or concerns regarding the conduct of the research or questions about my rights as a research subject, I should contact the Teachers College, Columbia University Institutional Review Board/IRB. The phone number for the IRB is (212) 678-4105. Or I can write to the IRB at Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 W. 120th Street, Box 151, New York, NY, 10027.

By pressing 'start' I agree to participate in this study.