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5 - Methods and Instruments

Part of the research process is following a methodology and creating means of gathering data (research instrument). This could be anything from a set of questions to an online questionnaire.

This research instrument must be put together and submitted as part of your IRB application. 

Please create your research instrument and save.

Also, if you are using a printed method (e.g. posters that might be displayed on campus to recruit volunteers, an email, a newspaper/magazine advertisement, etc.) of recruiting research subjects, please create that and save it as a part of your research instrument document.

NOTE: The IRB recognizes that with interviews and oral histories, questions are added during the process and sometimes changed. You do not need to inform the IRB committee of these minor changes, if the premise of the project has not radically changed.