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Please be responsible when publicizing a survey. The preferred method of
advertising a survey is a link on your web site. If you need to use
e-mail be aware that others might regard your message as spam.
Surveys.montclair.edu does not include any support for sampling,
selection and notification of potential respondents.
Survey response data will be retained on the server for a period of 6
months. If you wish to archive your survey results please do so within
the 6 month retention period. Please be aware that there is no automatic
notification that survey data has reached the 6 month threshold.
Does my use of this survey tool require IRB review?
According to federal law, any survey used for research needs prior approval from the
The IRB is charged with facilitating research while protecting human subjects. Read more...
Research in this setting is defined as as information gathering with the intent to develop general conclusions or knowledge that can be generalized.
The people you send this survey link to would meet the defenition of human subjects. If you meet the definition for research and plan to use this survey tool you must complete either a Research Determination Form
or IRB application found on the IRB website, BEFORE
you disseminate your survey.
Furthermore, publication of results or presentation outside of the classroom setting is often used as a measure of whether data is generalizable. If the data collected via this survey tool is intended for publication or presentation purposes you are required to complete a Research Determination Form
or fill out a new IRB application. Publications may include: masters thesis; doctoral thesis; journals; presentation at conferences.
- even if you do not plan to publish or present the information now, if there is even a chance it will eventually be published or presented
you must complete either a Research Determination Form or IRB application.
- "Research-like" activities conducted solely for pedagogical purposes (e.g. a class assignment) may not need IRB review and must meet all of the following conditions.
- the instructor's intention is to teach professional research methods such as interviewing, surveying, or experimental design
- the data are gathered solely for the purposes of teaching how to analyze them
- the results will remain in the classroom.
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