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dc.contributor.advisorWalsh, Gregory
dc.contributor.authorLocke, Kathryn
dc.contributor.departmentDivision of Science, Information Arts, and Technologiesen_US
dc.contributor.programInteraction Design & Information Architectureen_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-02T13:00:59Z
dc.date.available2020-06-02T13:00:59Z
dc.date.issued2020-05
dc.descriptionM.S. -- University of Baltimore, 2020
dc.descriptionThesis submitted to the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Baltimore in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Interaction Design and Information Architecture.
dc.description.abstractAcademic researchers have many complaints about the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at their institution, including the opaque decision making, the long wait times for decisions, and numerous other nuances unique to particular institutions. The IRB is a necessary entity to ensure that any research with human subjects at its institution is conducted ethically. Most researchers are not submitting applications for approval from the IRB often, and therefore the experience they have the first time is key to their perception of the value of the IRB, which in turn distracts from the goal of the IRB in the first place. This study sought to determine what aspects of the IRB process at institutions are pain points for researchers. After examining perceptions and experiences with IRB processes from 9 participants, findings showed that it is not necessarily long wait times or bad form design that make the process painful for researchers. Rather the user journey, as a whole, needs to be designed to minimize frustration and maximize confidence in their research. Recommendations for designing or redesigning the IRB submission process are discussed, which include design implications for an online submission tool.en_US
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dc.identifierdoi:10.13016/m2dz4r-gyxq
dc.identifier.otherUB_2020_Locke_K
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11603/18794
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rightsThis item may be protected under Title 17 of the U.S. Copyright Law. It is made available by the University of Baltimore for non-commercial research and educational purposes.
dc.subjectInstitutional Review Boarden_US
dc.subjectIRBen_US
dc.subjectethical researchen_US
dc.subjectprocess designen_US
dc.titleEthical research approval in a timely manner: IRB process flows and implications for redesigning themen_US
dc.typeTexten_US


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