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Conducting Research with Human Participants
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Conducting Research with Human Participants
An IRB Guide for Students and Faculty



March 2022 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Conducting Research with Human Participants: An IRB Guide for Students and Faculty by Nathan Durdella is the only guidebook students and faculty will need to navigate the IRB process and secure swift approval of research protocols. This book serves as an advisor to walk researchers through all the details of drafting, submission, and revision of materials for Institutional Review Boards so they can complete their research projects or dissertations faster. This text walks readers through the history of Institutional Review Boards, the contemporary context of ethical research, strategies to effectively draft, submit, and revise an IRB protocol, and guidance on working with an approved protocol in the field. The latest updates to the Common Rule and other regulatory frameworks, including special protections for working with vulnerable groups, are covered throughout the text. Not every research project goes according to plan, so adverse events and reporting receive special coverage. A final chapter on ethical research practices beyond IRB compliance encourages researchers to think through how to exit the field of research and ensure their research benefits the individuals, families, and communities in which they work. Take the guesswork out of the IRB process from start to finish with this handy guide. 

 
Part 1: Start Here: The Institutional Review Board Process on Your Campus
 
Chapter 1. Understanding Why You Submit an IRB Protocol for Review of Your Research Plans
 
Chapter 2. IRB Considerations Hidden in Your Research Study and Coursework
 
Chapter 3. Getting to Know Your Institutional Review Board
 
Part 2: Strategies for Success in Your IRB Protocol
 
Chapter 4. Categories of Review: Classification of Your Protocol
 
Chapter 5. The Protocol Approval Process: From Draft IRB to Final Approval
 
Chapter 6. Special Protections for Vulnerable Groups
 
Part 3: Approved Protocols: Your Roles and Responsibilities in the Research Process
 
Chapter 7. You’re Approved to Conduct Your Study, Now What?
 
Chapter 8. What Happens If Something Happens: Adverse Events and Unanticipated Problems
 
Chapter 9. Beyond Compliance in Research Governance: Ensuring Your Work with Human Research Participants Benefits Individuals, Families, and Communities
 
Appendix
 
References
Key features
  • Comprehensive guide to the IRB process for researchers
  • Chapters start by walking readers through the history and contemporary context of IRBs
  • Extensive coverage of the drafting, submission, and revision process helps researchers minimize errors and back and forth with IRBs for more timely approval of research protocols
  • Chapters on compliance and adverse events guide researchers through the elements of the research process affected by IRBs
  • A final chapter on exiting the field tackles ethical issues beyond IRBs, such as sharing research results with participants and preserving relationships with individuals, families, and communities
  • IRB section templates and sample letters throughout serve as starting points for each aspect of the IRBprocess
  • Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter give readers a structure for mastering the content of the chapters
  • Numerous examples and case studies from a wide variety of disciplines show researchers how to apply the information in the text
  • At the end of each chapter, straightforward Questions to Ask Yourself give researchers clear action items and help them avoid potential pitfalls in the submission process.
  • As an appendix, a full IRB submission document is included at the end to give readers a complete example of a successful protocol

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