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Model Protocols and Consent Forms

The Institutional Review Board provides sample protocols below as reference materials for investigators.

These protocols represent complete and approved materials, and the board views each of these samples as high quality works. We present them for your use with the gracious consent of each of the principal investigators represented.

It is important for people who view and refer to these materials to understand that each protocol represents a unique application of the principles of human subjects protections in the context of the specific academic issue under investigation. As a result, the materials you see will vary widely in the extent to which the methods used by investigators are directly applicable to a project in which you may be involved.

As always, the IRB welcomes your comments and questions about the usefulness of these resources.

  • "Mainstream Pre-Service Teachers' Self-Efficacy to Teach English Language Learners: Scale Development and Initial Validation." Principal Investigator: Yao Fu, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Professional Studies in Education. View as PDF.
  • "Toward Better Student Understanding of Limiting Reagent Phenomena." Principal Investigator: Colin Ashe, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry. View as PDF.
  • “Rural Reentry: College Students' Perceptions of Recently Released Offenders.” Principal Investigator: Kyle Ward, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Criminology. View as PDF.
  • “Impact of a Reading Program on Rural Elementary Students' Acquisition of Oral Reading Fluency and Early Literacy Skills.” Principal Investigator: Christina Smith, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Educational & School Psychology. View as PDF.
  • “An Analysis of Criminal Situations: Decision Making and Other Contextual Factors of Robbery and Assault.” Principal Investigator: Kendra Brown, Doctoral Student, Department of Criminology. View as PDF.
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