Read topics 20, 25-41, and 45-47 in Patten, M. L. (2017). Understanding research methods: An overview of the essentials (10th ed.).  Pryczak Publishing.

Locate an IRB. You may contact the IRB department at the college, or reach out to a health care organization. You may also perform a computer search to locate an IRB. Once you have chosen and explored information about your IRB, reflect on the following:

Why is research significant?
What is the purpose of the IRB?
Discuss strategies which are implemented to protect the rights of research participants.
What assurances are given to participants who consent to research?
How does the IRB handle ethical cases?
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