Participation As Research Subject: This assignment asks you to participate in a research project as a research subject and to reflect on your experience. If you do not wish to be a subject in a research project you may complete the Alternative Assignment explained below. This project counts as one of the five point assignments in the course and is weighted for grading purposes equally with all the five point assignment. You may sign up for studies done at UTA or at any other university. Participation as research subject
Enroll in a human subjects research study conducted by UTA or by some other university. The study can be in any discipline, but must be conducted by university based investigators. Your instructor will give you a list of possible resources.
Complete the consent process and at least one data collection session. (Many times there is only one data collection session involved, but if there is more, you do not have to wait until all data collection is complete to go on with this assignment). Participation as research subject
Write a reflection answering the following questions. Include a cover page (see the example cover page for the Finding the Evidence paper for a model). You can use the title “Research Subject Participation Reflection”. Double space your writing. Your reflection should be from 250 to 300 words. References are not necessary. If you use references make sure they are in APA format. Since you are writing about your own experiences you may use personal pronouns such as “I” and “my”. These are the questions to answer:
Give the name of the study the name of the principal investigator and the name of the sponsoring university.
Briefly explain your understanding of what the study was about.
Describe the consent process and anything you noticed that was done to protect your rights as a participant.
Did you feel triggered (something set off emotional distress) by anything in the research? If so please explain.
Did you feel that your rights were violated in any way? If so please explain.