Friday, July 4, 2014

How To Circumvent Your IRB In 4 Easy Steps

  1. Design a study with a big company that is going to run it without you.
    • The study can manipulate emotions yet include people with mood disorders and people under the age of 18.
  2. Have the big company run it and have them collect the data.
    • You don't know how to code in their massive and distributed server environment anyways.
  3. Approach your IRB and ask to use data that has already been collected, and because it has already been collected no human subjects approval from the IRB is needed.
    • Hope your IRB is lazy and doesn't think about this too much.
  4. Publish and over-hype your results.
    • Issue lots of non-apologies when the research community calls you on your lack of ethics.