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Guides to Research
Research guides and bibliographies provide an overview of the research done on a topic and are often quite comprehensive. Often broken down into subtopics, they can give you a head start on finding sources.
Conducting Research with People
If you plan to conduct research involving people (surveys, student observation, focus groups, etc.) you should contact the University's Office for the Protection of Research Subjects (OPRS) (formerly the Institutional Review Board or IRB office). You will need to undergo training and receive approval to conduct your research PRIOR to beginning it--especially if you plan to publish it in any form.
See their helpful "Submission process guide" to determine if you need to go through the approval process and what steps are required.
They have helpful checklists and a glossary to help with unfamiliar terms during the submission process.
Other Campus Resources
University Library Scholarly Commons
Make an appointment with one of the survey specialists and/or get help with SPSS and other statistical software.
Web Services offers a variety of tools to help with online and electronic communications.These include surveys, forms, etc.
Research Methods in Music Education
Music & Performing Arts Library