The researcher is responsible for all expenditures charged to research accounts and must ensure that expenditures are compliant within the spending restrictions of the granting agency. For further information, review the granting agency’s guidelines or contact Research Finance.
The researcher must check his/her research statements on a monthly basis to ensure that all activity on the account is correct. This document provides the steps to retrieve research statements from PeopleSoft. When you review your account details, the first page is a summary and the following pages provide a breakdown of the activity in the grant.
Tri-council funds cannot be used to pay for general office supplies and accessories. If required for the research project the PI must explain, in writing, how the supplies are essential to his/her research activities. For more information please see this link.
The Faculty of Education has a Test Library. The Library holdings include a variety of standardized Psychological Tests for use for research and educational purposes. Please contact the Research Office to inquire about test availability.
Data Collection and Protection (Encryption)
The Faculty of Education has a licence for SuperLab, a tool for building experiments. With SuperLab, you can present images, text, and video, and collect responses accurately from participants. Please contact the Research Office if you wish to use the program.
Western University's web-based survey instrument, Qualtrics, is available to faculty researchers.
Encryption is a mechanism that protects your valuable information, such as your research data from unwanted people accessing or changing it. See this ITS website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information and assistance.
Police Record Checks are recommended for researchers / research personnel who are working with children or other vulnerable populations (and may be required by many institutions before access to participants will be granted).
The Faculty of Education and Western have data analysis programs available.
Qualitative Data Analysis
NVivo- available on computers in lab located in room 2021
Quantitative Data Analysis
SPSS - contact the eTC for site license information