SGarza.IRBApplication History

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IRB # _____________________________________________
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John M. Lamerson
1802 Ennis Joslin
Apt. 135
Corpus Christi, Texas 78412
(361) 816-9969
jmlamerson@hotmail.com

Faculty Advisor
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English 3301 Principles of Professional and Report Writing Fall 2009 CLass

Faculty
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Department/Unit

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Department/Unit

English
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Directed Independent Study
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Class Study
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Critical Approaches to Technological Environments
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Survey of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Office of Student Financial Assistance Website
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July 6, 2009



*Project Objectives

Project objectives- The objectives of this project were to reach out to current or perspective students by conducting surveys to make sure that they are able to access the financial aid website and understand
the material within the different sections in the site. The feedback received from the students would aid in the improvement of the financial aid site. John, Tyesha, Gilbert

1) To determine what parts of the Financial Aid website need improvement. - Michelle Barrera & Dawn Taylor

2) We will be performing a communal evaluation
of the Office of Financial Assistance website using surveys and field tests as a means of determining the usability of the site for current and prospective students. - Joseph Mitchell

*Description and Source of Research Subjects
III. Description And Source Of Research Groups- The class conducted a series of field tests and surveys of current and perspective students to see if they were able to understand the information on the financial aid website
. The source of research was the financial aid website itself. The students went through different sections based on which survey they took and answered questions based specifically on the information within the site. John, Tyesha, Gilbert

1) Research subjects will be varied in demographics, but most will be undergraduate
students currently enrolled in TAMUCC. -Michelle Barrera & Dawn Taylor

*Methods and Procedures

1) Consent forms
will be signed and attached to field tests and surveys. -Joseph Mitchell

2)Conducted a survey with current students about the information available on the financial aid web page. -Tyler Lutz

3) Have current students sign a consent form and then take a field test regarding the main page of the Financial Aid web-page
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September 2009

E. Estimated Completion Date

December 2009

F. External Funding (if any)

No external funding

II. PROJECT OBJECTIVES
*Reach out to current or perspective students by conducting surveys to make sure that they are able to access
the financial aid website and understand the material within the different sections in the site. The feedback received from the students will aid in the improvement of the financial aid site. John, Tyesha, Gilbert
*Determine what parts of the Financial Aid website need improvement. - Michelle Barrera & Dawn Taylor
*Evaluate the Office
of Financial Assistance website using surveys and field tests as a means of determining the usability of the site for current and prospective students. - Joseph Mitchell

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. DESCRIPTION AND SOURCE OF RESEARCH SUBJECTS
*The class conducted a series of field tests and surveys of current and perspective Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students. Students will be contacted individually in person, through email or via websites. All participation will be voluntary
. John, Tyesha, Gilbert
*Research subjects will be varied in demographics, but most will be undergraduate students currently enrolled at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. -Michelle Barrera & Dawn Taylor

IV. METHODS AND PROCEDURES
#Consent forms will be signed and attached to field tests and surveys. -Joseph Mitchell
#Surveys will be conducted with current
students about the information available on the financial aid web page. -Tyler Lutz
#Students
will sign a consent form and then take a survey or field test.
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4) Used candy as an incentive to take the survey -Josh Gonzalez


*Specific Risks and Protection Means

1)Permission was granted from the Financial Aid Website and the university to conduct the study
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2)Consent forms were given to each subject that participated in the survey/field
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#Students will be offered candy as an incentive to take the survey -Josh Gonzalez

V. SPECIFIC RISKS AND PROTECTION MEANS
*Permission was granted from the Office of Student Financial Assistance through Mr
. Joseph Ruiz, Assistant Director.
*Consent forms were given to each subject that participated in the survey/field
test to explain procedures and provide information for participants who did not want to participate or encountered problems.
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3) All consent forms and information will be filed away under a locked cabinet by Dr. Garza, and then destroyed after 5 years. -Tyler Lutz

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*All consent forms and information will be filed away under a locked cabinet by Dr. Garza, and then destroyed after 5 years. -Tyler Lutz

VI. BENEFITS VS RISKS
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1) With our class suggestions, students will be able to maneuver through the Financial Aid website without running into constant frustration to find what they are looking for.
2) Our suggestions will help current or future students void any financial aid troubles involving the website.
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*With our class suggestions, students will be able to maneuver through the Financial Aid website without running into constant frustration to find what they are looking for.
*Our suggestions will help current or future students avoid financial aid issues involving the website.
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VII. METHODS FOR OBTAINING FROM SUBJECTS

Consent forms will be signed and attached to field tests and surveys. -Joseph Mitchell

A copy of the consent form is attached.

VIII. QUALIFICATIONS OF THE INVESTIGATOR(S) TO CONDUCT RESEARCH

The students in Dr. Garza's class have studied the financial assistance site, have met with Mr. Joseph Ruiz to discuss issues, and have studied methods for administering surveys and field tests. The students also have personal experience using the financial assistance website.

IX. FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT TO BE USED IN THE RESEARCH

No special facilities or equipment will be required.

X. RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PRINCIPAL/CO-PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR(S)

By complying with the policies established by the Institutional Review Board of Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi, the principal investigator(s) subscribe(s) to the principles stated in Belmont and standards of professional ethics in all research, development, and related activities involving human subjects under the auspices of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The principal investigator(s) further agree(s) that:

A. Approval will be obtained from the Institutional Review Board before making any change in this research project.

B. Development of any unexpected risks will be immediately reported to the Institutional Review Board.

C. An annual review and progress report will be completed and submitted when requested by the Institutional Review Board.

D. Signed informed consent documents will be kept for the duration of the project and for at least three years thereafter at a location approved by the Institutional Review Board.

XI. SIGNATURES

ALL SIGNATURES MUST BE ORIGINAL. The Principal Investigator should keep the original copy of the Form B and submit a copy with original signatures for review. Type the name of each individual above the appropriate signature line. Add signature lines for all Co-Principal Investigators, collaborating and student investigators, and faculty advisor(s). The following information should be typed verbatim, with added categories where needed:


Principal Investigator ______________________________________________

Signature ___________________________________________________ Date: __________




Co-Principal Investigators ____________________________________________

Signature ___________________________________________________ Date: __________

Student Advisor (if any) ______________________________________________________

Signature ___________________________________________________ Date: __________


XII. EXPEDITED IRB REVIEW

Research is eligible for expedited review if it involves no more than minimal risk to the subjects, and the only involvement of human subjects will be in one or more of the categories specified below. Also, the IRB may use an expedited review process for minor changes in approved research.

Is expedited review requested? ___x__ YES _____ NO

If yes, indicate the category (ies) which qualify (ies) the research for expedited review:


Approved: IRB Reviewer (NAME) ____________________________________________

Signature ___________________________________________________ Date: __________


XIII. FULL IRB REVIEW

IRB Recommendations:



IRB Chairperson ______________________________________________________

Signature ___________________________________________________ Date: __________
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IRB # _____________________________________________

Date Received by IRB _____________________________

I. IDENTIFICATION OF PROJECT

A. Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI)

John M. Lamerson
1802 Ennis Joslin
Apt. 135
Corpus Christi, Texas 78412
(361) 816-9969
jmlamerson@hotmail.com

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Susan Garza
Faculty Center, Rm 267
(361) 825-2483
susan.garza@tamucc.edu

Department/Unit

English M.A.

B. Project Classification

Directed Independent Study

C. Title of Project

Critical Approaches to Technological Environments

D. Starting Date

July 6, 2009

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Benefits:
1) With our class suggestions, students will be able to maneuver through the Financial Aid website without running into constant frustration to find what they are looking for.
2) Our suggestions will help current or future students void any financial aid troubles involving the website.
-Sara, David, Seamus
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Project objectives- The objectives of this project were to reach out to current or perspective students by conducting surveys to make sure that they are able to access the financial aid website and understand the material within the different sections in the site. The feedback received from the students would aid in the improvement of the financial aid site.
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Project objectives- The objectives of this project were to reach out to current or perspective students by conducting surveys to make sure that they are able to access the financial aid website and understand the material within the different sections in the site. The feedback received from the students would aid in the improvement of the financial aid site. John, Tyesha, Gilbert
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III. Description And Source Of Research Groups- The class conducted a series of field tests and surveys of current and perspective students to see if they were able to understand the information on the financial aid website. The source of research was the financial aid website itself. The students went through different sections based on which survey they took and answered questions based specifically on the information within the site.
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III. Description And Source Of Research Groups- The class conducted a series of field tests and surveys of current and perspective students to see if they were able to understand the information on the financial aid website. The source of research was the financial aid website itself. The students went through different sections based on which survey they took and answered questions based specifically on the information within the site. John, Tyesha, Gilbert
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Project objectives- The objectives of this project were to reach out to current or perspective students by conducting surveys to make sure that they are able to access the financial aid website and understand the material within the different sections in the site. The feedback received from the students would aid in the improvement of the financial aid site.
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III. Description And Source Of Research Groups- The class conducted a series of field tests and surveys of current and perspective students to see if they were able to understand the information on the financial aid website. The source of research was the financial aid website itself. The students went through different sections based on which survey they took and answered questions based specifically on the information within the site.
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1) Consent forms will be signed and attached to field tests and surveys. -Joseph Mitchell
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Permission was granted from the Financial Aid Website and the university to conduct the study.

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2) We will be performing a communal evaluation of the Office of Financial Assistance website using surveys and field tests as a means of determining the usability of the site for current and prospective students. - Joseph Mitchell
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Permission was granted from the Financial Aid Website and the university to conduct the study.
Consent forms were given to each subject that participated in the survey/field test.
-Kris, Katherine, Megan,& Karthik

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1) To determine what parts of the Financial Aid website need improvement. - Michelle Barrera & Dawn Taylor
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1) Research subjects will be varied in demographics, but most will be undergraduate students currently enrolled in TAMUCC. -Michelle Barrera & Dawn Taylor
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*Project Objectives

*Description and Source of Research Subjects

*Methods and Procedures

*Specific Risks and Protection Means

*Benefits Vs Risks