As you Develop and Deploy your study it is important to remember that WPI's IRB requires all interventions created within ASSISTments (via E-TRIALS) and/or deployed to ASSISTments users fall within the boundaries of normal instructional practice. E-TRIALS use also requires that researchers receive - in the very least - an IRB exemption from their university or institution to access anonymized data. If adding survey questions that likely extend beyond the bounds of normal instructional practice in mathematics, additional IRB Requirements may be imposed.
OSF Project Page
We also remind you that we support open science and data transparency and urge you to do so as well. You can cite data from our new system by creating an OSF project page for your work and hosting the data you receive as part of a public project or registration.
If you wish to cite ASSISTments as a tool for research, we suggest using any of the following works:
Heffernan, N. & Heffernan, C. (2014). The ASSISTments Ecosystem: Building a Platform that Brings Scientists and Teachers Together for Minimally Invasive Research on Human Learning and Teaching. International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education. 24(4), 470-497. [Full Text]
Ostrow, K., Selent, D., Wang, Y., Van Inwegen, E., Heffernan, N., & Williams, J. J. (2016). Assessment of Learning Infrastructure (ALI): The Theory, Practice, and Scalability ofAutomated Assessment. Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge. [Full Text]
Ostrow, K.S., Heffernan, N.T., & Williams, J.J. (2017). Tomorrow’s EdTech Today: Establishing a Learning Platform as a Collaborative Research Tool for Sound Science. Teachers College Record, 119(3), 1-36. [Full Text]