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Experiment resource requirements

Investigator time

Rating Approx. number of hours

Low

Under 2 hours

Medium

2-8 hours

High

More than 8 hours

 

Controlled experiment

  Preparation Implementation Analysis
Investigator time, skill, and knowledge

Experience or training in experimental design and implementation.

Experience or training in one or more data collection methods.

Experience or training with IRB policies and procedures

Acquisition of any equipment.

Hiring staff with appropriate skills (optional)

Time – High

Ensuring that experimental protocols are followed.

Documenting extraneous factors that could influence results.

Coordinating student participants.

Coordinating staff (optional).

Time – Medium to
High depending on duration of experiment

Experience or training in the analysis of experimental data.

Experience or training in qualitative, quantitative, or content analysis (depending on type of data gathered)

Time – High

Additional staff

None

Assistant to operate recording equipment (optional)

If your data includes audio recording…

Assistant trained or experienced in transcription.

Estimate transcription time at 3-5 hours per hour of audiotape
depending on recording quality and staff experience.

Student time

5-10 minutes
(explanation of study)

15-45 minutes

None

Other resources

Situation where it is both feasible and ethical to create an experimental group and a control group prior to the instructional activity.

Situation where it is possible to document extraneous factors that could influence results.

Any resources required of the data collection method(s) being used.

Audio or video recording equipment. (optional)

Any resources required of the data collection method(s) being used.

Qualitative or Quantitative analysis software (depending on type of data gathered)

Transcribing machine (optional)

Video playback device (optional)

Any resources required of the data collection method(s) being used.

Field experiment

 

Preparation Implementation Analysis
Investigator time, skill, and knowledge

Experience or training in experimental design and implementation.

Experience or training in one or
more data collection methods.

Experience or training with IRB policies and procedures

Acquisition of any equipment.

Hiring staff with appropriate skills (optional)

Time – Medium

Ensuring that experimental protocols are followed.

Documenting extraneous factors that could influence results.

Coordinating staff (optional).

Time – Medium

Experience or training in the analysis of experimental data.

Experience or training in qualitative, quantitative, or content analysis (depending on type of data gathered)

Time – High

Additional staff

None

Assistant to operate recording equipment (optional)

If your data involves audio recording…

Assistant trained or experienced in transcription.

Estimate transcription time at 3-5 hours per hour of audiotape depending on recording quality and staff experience.

Student time

None

None

None

Other resources

Ability to collect base line data prior to instructional activity

Audio or video recording equipment. (optional)

Qualitative or Quantitative analysis software (depending on type of data gathered)

Transcribing machine
(optional)

Video playback device (optional)

Single-group experiment

 

Preparation Implementation Analysis
Investigator time, skill, and knowledge

Experience or training in experimental design and implementation.

Experience or training in one or more data collection methods.

Experience or training with IRB policies and procedures

Acquisition of any equipment.

Hiring staff with appropriate skills (optional)

Time – Medium

Ensuring that experimental protocols are followed.

Documenting extraneous factors that could influence results.

Coordinating staff (optional).

Time – Medium

Experience or training in the analysis of experimental data.

Experience or training in qualitative, quantitative, or content analysis (depending on type of data gathered)

Time – High

Additional staff

None

Assistant to operate recording equipment (optional)

If your data involves audio recording…

Assistant trained or experienced in transcription.

Estimate transcription time at 3-5 hours per hour of audiotape depending on recording quality and staff experience.

Student time

None

None

None

Other resources

Ability to collect base line data prior to instructional activity

Audio or video recording equipment. (optional)

Qualitative or Quantitative analysis software (depending on type of data gathered)

Transcribing machine (optional)

Video playback device (optional)

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