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Instructions and forms for studies conducted IN PERSON:

Before conducting research at Muhlenberg, you must have ethics approval.  Download the Psychology Department (expedited) ETHICS application form here.

Before conducting your study, please read this document (PDF) for general instructions

  • Informed Consent
    • Unless an exemption is explicitly discussed and approved in your Ethics review, your study should include written informed consent. Use the standard template

  • Giving Participants LOC Credit
  • Debriefing
      • All participants in all studies must be provided with a written debriefing form that contains the experimenter’s on-contact information. Use this template.

  • Record Keeping
      • Researchers should keep a record of the names of all participants and the date of participation. This record should be stored separately from participant data.
      • Informed consent statements should be turned in to Psychology Department office (Moyer 227) for safe-keeping