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October 2017

A faculty sponsor must sign off on student research submitted to the Institutional Review Board (IRB). This can include research related to dissertations or masters theses. Faculty sponsors guide student investigators through every phase of the IRB process. The sponsor should be the primary resource when investigators have questions or need assistance with their projects. Faculty sponsors must be familiar with various study methods and informed of the rules and regulations governing research. Faculty sponsors... Read More
I recently met a visiting scholar who planned to study student-teacher interactions within 1st through 5th grade music classes. She wanted to understand how music teachers convey music literacy to novice musicians and what motivational techniques they used. She had studied a similar topic in her home country and she wanted to compare the differences between music teachers in her country and in the United States. When she described her research work to her U.S. colleagues, they referred... Read More