This article discusses external supervision issues regarding human-subjects based research in education in the U.S. Ongoing changes in federal, state, and campus regulatory environments regarding human subjects based research compel speech communication administrators to take a more active role in ensuring that area faculty and graduate students are aware of current regulations and guidelines governing their related research activities. Speech communication matters and doctoral students involved with human subjects-based research normally are focused on sorting out basic experimental design and data collection. Awareness of emerging regulatory issues concerning how their human subjects-based research is conducted may not be adequately addressed in graduate level design classes.
Newburger, C. (1996). Administrator beware: External supervision issues regarding human-subjects based research. Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 25(1), 64–69.