The Surveying of Griffith Students and Staff Policy states that prior approval must be gained by the relevant authority for all surveys conducted for research purposes on a Griffith population. This requirement is also applied to external applicants as well as internal requests. Requests for assistance with surveys should be sought directly through the Surveys and Engagement team.
Three key steps are to be taken by those wishing to conduct surveys of Griffith populations:
|Step 1||Obtain ethics approval (if required, see Flowchart). Generally, this occurs prior to gaining administrative approval.|
From here, the Surveys and Engagement team will process your application to gain administrative approval. This may involve gaining approval from:
|Step 3||The last step is to distribute the survey. Many projects will be funneled into the monthly Volunteer for Research Projects broadcast email sent to students and/or staff each month. Use the online form to lodge your request details to be included in this email. The form is fairly brief and should take only a few moments to complete.|
View the full survey process in a detailed infographic
Applicants have a responsibility to ensure that sufficient notice is given to the Surveys and Engagement team to allow for quality work under fluctuating workloads within OPS and other departments. This is generally deemed to be two (2) weeks.Upon approval, submissions will be included in the monthly e-news-sheet ‘Volunteer for Important Research Projects’ broadcast, sent around the end of the month. An example is shown below.
This monthly broadcast helps our research students and professional researchers access volunteers to participate in surveys and other research activities. The e-news-sheet is sent to all students, including thousands who are enrolled in Griffith courses for Open Universities Australia and a growing number of online students.
Please contact the Surveys and Engagement team on (07) 3735 4688