In this month’s IRB Corner, we want to discuss a new resource, which will be available in early April 2018, to support researchers through the IRB process, the WORKSHEET for IRB Applicants. We understand that the IRB review process can be a hurdle for researchers. Researchers who present a clearly and concisely written plan of their research, with the necessary supplemental documents, are most likely to receive an efficient review. On the other hand, researchers who present an incomplete, unclear, or inconsistent plan of their research, or who leave off importan
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Perseverance: A Commemorative Blog for Faculty Appreciation Week
by James Lane
Like all great literature, Maya Angelou’s powerful poem I Rise speaks to the human collective. I apply her message to the teachers who serve our children and our society tirelessly amid unprecedented challenges. John Goodlad calls their battles no less than “the struggle for the soul of the American public school.”
Practical Guidelines for Devising a Concrete Plan: Before, During, and After the Dissertation Oral Defense
by Michelle Witherspoon
The ASQ Higher Education Brief (Di Pierro, 2010), like most scholarly articles, introduces archetypical guidelines needed to pass an oral defense for designated doctoral programs. The article presents the well-known fundamentals for doctoral students such as: attending other defenses, organizing the PowerPoint, rehearsing for the presentation, revising the document after the defense, and editing options.
Qualitative Study on Augmenting Rural Health Care Access: The Patient Perspective
by T. Ray Ruffin
Exploration of research indicates augmentation of rural “access” to health care as the prominent reason for enhanced, societal health outcomes and health care system sustainability. The significance of addressing approaches to augment health care access in rural communities is well acknowledged. Still, minuscule changes have been completed to increase health care access in rural communities.