Planning Your Research


Use these guidelines to help you plan your own research. 


Asking the Question

The first step in planning your research is to determine your research question: a clear, focused, concise and arguable question.

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Designing Your Study

Responsibly conducted research is designed with scientifically valid, ethically responsive methods.

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Data Collection

Facilitate communication with participants about research procedures while respecting privacy, confidentiality and the vulnerability of certain populations. 

  • Selecting and Enrolling Participants
  • Recordings
  • Confidentiality and Data Security
  • Informed Consent Process 

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Analyzing the Results

Engaging in a robust, statistically-valid analysis of research findings will respect participants and drive generalizability.

  • Plan for Analysis
  • Finding Help

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Dissemination

The intention of covered research is dissemination of findings which must be done in accordance with the approved protocol.

  • Dissemination Practices
  • University Opportunities

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