The Center on the Demography and Economics of Aging will be be hosting the "Annual Seminar on the Protection of Human Subject Research Participants (PHSRP): Research in School Settings
," as part of their Demography Workshop, Thursday, May 24. NORC Senior Survey Director Michael McNicholas will be moderating, and Associate Department Director Karen Grigorian will be a panelist for the workshop
Understanding the obligations surrounding human subjects, particularly vulnerable ones, is of manifest importance for researchers, professors, and students. School-based research presents a host of challenges—whether examining academic achievement, violent behavior, or substance abuse at the individual, classroom, school, or neighborhood-level. After attending the 2012 PHSRP Seminar, participants will have a greater understanding of the design and implementation of research projects in public and private school settings, with particular attention to issues related to access, consent, and risk.
The weekly Demography Workshop series is held every Thursday from NOON to 1:20 p.m. in seminar room 232/233, located in NORC's offices on the second floor of the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy Studies at 1155 East 60th Street. For more information about the weekly workshop series, its faculty co-chairs, or links to archived papers, abstracts, and slides from past presentations, visit the Demography Workshop site