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Behavioral Sciences Lab

Capstone Research

Timeline

  • Step 1: Prospectus and Selection Process
    • Develop prospectus in Research Methods 1 (RM1) and submit to Behavioral Sciences Lab (BSL) committee.
    • Prospectus can be based off pre-existing iWorx study.
    • Committee will consider prospectus, GPA, Resume and/or CV, and possibly an interview.
    • Due to limited availability of the lab the application process is competitive.
    • Should be completed 2 semesters before capstone class is taken.
    • Application should be submitted 1 week prior to final day of class during the semester RM1 is taken.
    • Applicants will be notified of status by the beginning of Quantitative Research Methods (QRM).
    • Non BSSS students must follow these same procedures.
  • Step 2: Paper and Project Development
    • During QRM, selected students will begin development of their paper and project.
    • Near the end of the semester, they will begin training with iWorx (lab tech will train selected students).
    • Students must complete IRB application and CITI training and receive approval before end of semester.
  • Step 3: Pilot Studies
    • During winter intersession, selected students begin running pilot studies.
    • This will allow them to make corrections as needed before the beginning of capstone.
    • Students must also develop methods of recruitment and advertisement.
  • Step 4: Experimentation
    • In order to get the number of participants necessary to achieve significant results, students must begin experimentation the first week of class.
    • This gives students two and a half months to run subjects.