Our IRB still has not been approved. The status on Kuali (our university’s IRB management system) still reads “In process.” Typically it takes only about a week to receive a response, so I emailed our IRB officer about our application. He somehow missed our application submission which is why there was a delay. Unfortunately we will have to wait another week to find out if our application was approved or denied.
Other news – I have started compiling papers and research for writing the background of my thesis. I’m a little lost. I have plenty of notes on papers that I’ve read but I’m having a hard time connecting everything. I’ve read a couple of Phd level dissertations, which has been great for giving me an example, but their research is beyond the scope of my project. It’s also a little intimidating!