Research Proposal & IRB Forms


Research Proposal:

Each student will prepare a research proposal (no more than 15 double-spaced pages, excluding references), following APA manual guidelines, that includes: (1) title page; (2) an abstract; (3) statement of research problem; (4) a brief review of related literature that leads to a set of research questions or hypotheses; (5) research design and methods, including sampling techniques, instrumentation, procedures/data collection; and (6) limitations. (105 points).

IRB Forms:

Each student will complete the appropriate, required Institutional Review Board (IRB) documentation forms for their research proposal. These forms will be turned in with the final proposal. (35 points)

CITI Training:

Many assurances are put in place to ensure that researchers conduct ethical research. One part of this is completing training in research ethics. There are several institutions that offer this training; many now use a program called Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative, or CITI.

We will discuss the procedures in class, however, you can find them here, as well:

To complete this assignment, follow the instructions on completing human subjects research training for either Social/Behavioral Science or Biomedical (we will discuss the difference in class) and the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). Once you have completed the training, upload both of your completion certificates. (10 points).