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Educational Research

SCIENCE

 

FEASIBILITY/
RESOURCES

 

REGULATORY

 

STEP 1

DEVELOP YOUR
RESEACH
IDEA

Find a Topic of Interest

Review the Literature

Formulate Your Research Question

Consider Feasibility Complete Human Research Training - CITI

Determine If Your Project
is Human Subject Research

STEP 2

REFINE YOUR
RESEARCH IDEA

 

Identify a Theoretical
Framework or Model

Describe Relationships
Between Concepts

Review the Literature Again
 

Consider the Impact of Your Study
Begin Thinking About Feasibility Issues

 

 

Determine Whether Your Project Requires
Preliminary Work

 

 

STEP 3

DEVELOP YOUR
RESEARCH DESIGN
AND METHODS

 
Refine Concepts and Operationalize Variables 

Develop Measures - Units of Measure and Analysis

Select a Research Design

Define your Sampling Strategy 

Specify Hypotheses
 
Identify Potential Research Subjects

Identify Study Team Members

Develop a Timeline

Consider Budget Requirements
Consider Risks of the Research and Appropriate Protections for Human Research Subjects

Identify Your Scientific
Review Officer (SRO)

STEP 4

COMPLETE A
COMPREHENSIVE
RESEARCH PROTOCOL

 
Refine Measures

Refine Data Collection Tools

Develop or Select Coding Schemes

Define Analyses

Basics of Hypothesis Testing

Effect Size, Power and Sample Size

Reliability and Validity
Meet with Research Team

Define Roles, Responsibilities, Expected Contributions and Authorship
 
Complete Your IRB Application

Submit for SRO Review

Submit for IRB Review and Approval 

STEP 5

IMPLEMENT PROTOCOL AND COLLECT DATA 

Pretest Research Procedures

Recruit Research Subjects

Collect Data

Organize Your Data Set
  Organize and Maintain Study Documentation

Protect Research Data

Attend to IRB Post-Approval Requirements

STEP 6

DATA ANALYSIS

 
Review and Clean Data

Conduct Data Analyses
Consider time involved to prepare and analyze data

Consider resources needed for a statistician


Meet with Research Team
Attend to IRB Post-
Approval Requirements

STEP 7

REPORT RESULTS

 

Identify Appropriate Journals

Prepare an Abstract

Select Analyses for Reporting

Report Analyses

Prepare Manuscript or Research Report
Consider time involved to prepare and analyze data

Consider resources needed for a statistician
Attend to IRB Post-
Approval Requirements 

Contact Information

Julie Irish, Director
Office of Educational Research
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
617-667-3023

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