Committee on the Use of Human Subjects (CUHSR/IRB)

PROPOSAL ID:3455
TITLE:IMPACT OF A SEMESTER-LONG RESEARCH PROJECT ON STUDENTS’ PERCEPTION OF THEIR SCIENTIFIC ABILITY
PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR:GANONG, CARISSA
BIOLOGY
816-271-4520
CGANONG@MISSOURIWESTERN.EDU
OTHER INVESTIGATORS:MICHAEL GRANTHAM, MARK MILLS, ASHLEY ELIAS, DAWN DRAKE
IRB SUMMARY: File Created: September 4, 2020
Department Chair Action Date: September 4, 2020
Current Status: Extension of Approval Granted
Action Date: September 5, 2020
Confidentiality Data are linked to individuals.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

The goal of this project is to determine how students’ perceptions of their scientific ability and knowledge of science change over the course of a semester-long research project. Data may be used in presentations at professional conferences and peer-reviewed publications in pedagogical research.

STATEMENT OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

Students will receive a survey near the beginning and at the end of a semester-long research project (Biology Department Gold Fridays PORTAL Pond Research Project). Survey data will be de-identified as soon as the post-program survey is conducted. Data on student class rank (freshman, etc.) and career plans may also be collected. Students’ pre- and post-program responses will be compared.

ANTICIPATED RISKS AND BENEFITS

No risk other than the minimal risk is anticipated in this study.

SUBJECT SELECTION

The eight students participating in the Biology Department Gold Fridays PORTAL Pond Research Project will be asked to participate. Participation will be voluntary.

CONFIDENTIALITY

Personally identifiable information will only be maintained for as long as is required to associate the pre- and post-program surveys. Once pre- and post-program surveys are associated, the data will be de-identified.

Extension Request on 03-06-2021

This project would ideally continue through the spring 2021 semester (same procedure and data collection format). Could the expiration date please be extended?

Extension Request on 10-05-2021

We would like to continue this project for an additional academic year. Could we please have an extension through May 2022? Please let me know if you need more information.

Extension Request on 04-28-2022

Please extend this proposal for another semester - we would like to collect another round of student feedback.

Extension Request on 08-27-2022

Could we please receive an extension so we can collect more data?

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