(Answer each question, using the template below. Delete all instructions in italics, like these before turning in the protocol.)
(Title of Research)
Department: Computer Science
- STUDY AIM, BACKGROUND AND DESIGN
a. State the research question(s) concisely.
b. Provide a brief (1 paragraph) review of previous research in this field.
c. Provide a brief overview of the research, including
- data analysis method
- PARTICIPANT POPULATION
a.. Participants: Describe the participant pool (computer science students or other students or departments)
●State the number of participants you expect to enroll
●State the age of participants. (18 or over)
b. State any inclusion/exclusion criteria used to select participants (computer science students, biology field researchers)
c. Describe the recruiting process clearly. (Researcher will deliver a brief
speech in a classroom, make a phone call, send an email or a letter, post flyers—state location.
d. Attach all recruiting materials—telephone or speech script, email or letter text, or copy of ad or flyer.
(Recruiting should be a simple invitation to participate. Make it as business-like as possible. Do not try to” market” the research as a great opportunity for the participants, do not plead for their help in completing a thesis, and do not offer too much money or incentives to participate.)
3. STUDY PROCEDURES
a. List procedures in which the participants will take part in.
- (survey to determine usability of computer program.)
- (Interview to determine usability of program)
b. Research details
●State where the research will take place.
●State how long the research will take for the participant.
●State what time of day the research will take place (after school, evening, weekend)
●State the time for each procedure and the total time commitment. (Again, state only the time the participants will be involved in the research activities.)
c. (Make sure the related instruments—surveys, questionnaires, or interviews—include questions that will provide data to answer the research question.)
4.RESEARCH RISKS and BENEFITS
There are no risks and no benefits to the participants.
The data will be kept in a secure location and no identifying information about the participants will be used.
7. COST AND COMPENSATION
There are no costs or compensation connected with this study.
The alternative is not to participate in the research.
11.CONSENT/ASSENT PROCESS AND DOCUMENTATION
State whichever is appropriate:
For surveys: The participant will receive an implied consent with the survey.
(See CS Implied Consent attached)
For interviews: The participant will be informed about the research, given time to ask questions and have them answered, and will then sign the informed consent.
A copy of the consent, signed by the researcher, will then be given the participant to keep.
All researchers—faculty, staff and students—must attach a copy of the NIH coursecompletion certificateat .
or the CITI course completion certificate at
with each protocol submission. The certificate is valid for three years.
Equivalent courses from other institutions may be accepted in place of the NIH or the CITI course.
Please delete all instructions (material in italics or parentheses) before turning in your protocol.
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