Aram Cho & Ji Hye Shin – Does my research need IRB review?: The IRB process
Aram Cho and Ji Hye Shin,
Doctoral Students, GSU
March 27, 2014 - 8:00 p.m. (USA/New York Time Zone)
Aram Cho is a doctoral student in the department of MSE at Georgia State University. Her research interests include identity and multimodality, EFL/ESL teacher education, and technology in ESL education. Before pursuing PhD at GSU, she taught in high school in Korea.
Ji Hye Shin is a doctoral student in the department of Language and Literacy at Georgia State University. Her research interests include ESL/EFL Language Learners, Web-assisted language learning, ESL Teacher development. During her graduate years in Korea, she had the opportunity to work as an online English Researcher.
As a doctoral student, you will encounter at point where you need to start your own research for various purposes. If your research involves human participants, you will need to begin with an IRB approval before conducting your research. Depending on your research topic, method, and data collection methods, you will go through different levels of review board meeting processes. However, IRB still remains as a mysterious and blurry area for most of the graduate students. In this presentation, we will address the basic process of IRB where we will address the following questions: What do you need?, How does it work?, And how long does it take to get an approval? By taking on these most frequently asked questions, we will take a closer look at the precise steps students are required to complete in order to facilitate the efficient processing of the IRB approval request.