Institutional Review Board Series - Will IRB check "Yes" or "Not So Yes"?

Institutional Review Board Series - Will IRB check "Yes" or "Not So Yes"?

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Cunningham Memorial Library, Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence




(812) 237-2688


Are you thinking of conducting research with Indiana State students or K-12 students as research participants? What are the ethical implications of doing so? What should you expect when you apply to the IRB to conduct research with students as subjects?

In this session, presenters will share information on acceptable practices for researchers who wish to use students as the subjects of their research. The presentation will include information about elementary, secondary, and college students as research subjects. Presenters will give particular attention to situations in which researchers are also the instructors of record of students in their own classes; when the research focuses on the practice of teaching.

 Topics will include dual-role conflict; undue influence; and best practices of parental permission, child assent, and informed consent. One question that will be addressed in the session is "Under what conditions will IRB support the research as planned, and under what conditions typically would they have concerns?"