KEY FEATURES: Introduces students to developing research questions and shows their importance in driving research design. Rarely taught topics, such as how to enter and clean data, offer students information missed in both research methods and statistics courses. Shows how to write up survey results for academic, business and nonprofit reports to alleviate the confusion students feel about how to write up findings. Rigorous treatment of sampling focuses on many sampling issues from probability theory to weighting. Offers the process of actually conducting a survey with advice on administering surveys, incentives, and improving response rates.

What Is the Process of Submitting a Survey Study to the IRB?

Erin Ruel

Each university’s webpage will have links to its IRB. This is important because each university’s IRB will operate differently. The university IRB webpage will have instructions on how to submit to the IRB, as well as examples. The process usually starts with attending human subjects training and becoming certified to work with human subjects. This is often done through CITI training, which is a group that specializes in training university faculty and students on medical or social and behavioral ethics of working with human subjects. Please google “CITI training” for more information.

Once we are certified to conduct research with human subjects, we submit our research study to the IRB. Again, there ...

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