[URBANTH-L]IRB vows and woes
kathleennadeau at adelphia.net
Fri Mar 30 20:09:32 EDT 2007
I am an anthropologist at California State University, San Bernardino.
The way it works here, and Sid please correct me if I am wrong, is that
we have to submit an IRB application/proposal for approval by the board,
only, if we are proposing to work with extremely vulnerable populations.
It depends on our research problem. If we are conducting fieldwork in
an area that would not put anyone at risk or on a topic, like say,
folklore, then, no need to get IRB approval. Hope this helps!
> Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D.
> Associate Professor
> Anthropology Department
> California State University
> San Bernardino, CA 92407
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Annegret Staiger wrote:
> I am running into problems with our Institutional Review Board for
> getting my research proposal approved. My institution, which has no
> social science faculty on its board and is mostly reviewing
> pscychology, medical and technology research proposals, regards
> participant observation as a research method that requires a
> consentforms and a full IRB proposal. This is of course extremely
> impractical, if not impossible to do when doing field research in a
> natural setting. From colleagues I am hearing that their IRB's are
> usually providing an exemption for anthropological research, unless it
> deals with vulnerable populations.
> Using this forum, I would like to find out how other anthropologists
> have dealt with their institution's reviewboards and how they have
> managed to not let the IRB stiffle their research.
> Annegret Staiger
> Clarkson University
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Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D.
California State University
San Bernardino, CA 92407
knadeau at csusb.edu <mailto:knadeau at csusb.edu>
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