• Request to Conduct Research

  • To conduct research in CCSD schools, you will need to submit an application at the following link: CCSD Research Request. The application will ask you to identify the following:

  • STUDY TITLE:

  • STUDY PURPOSE & RESEARCH QUESTIONS:

  • STUDY SUMMARY:

  • BENEFITS FOR CCSD:

  • STUDY COSTS:

  • PARTICIPANT RECRUITMENT:

  • DATA COLLECTION:

  • DATA ANALYSIS:

  • DISSEMINATION:

  • STUDY PARTNERS:

  • INFORMED CONSENT:

  • INSTRUMENTS:

  • INSTITUTIONAL PRIVILEGES:

  • OPTIONAL

  • We recommend that you write your responses in a Word document so that you can check for grammar and spelling and then paste your responses into the link provided, once you are ready. Xiushan Jiang will send an email to you within 5 business days to let you know that your study materials were received. If you do not receive a follow-up email, you can contact Xiushan Jiang at xiushan_jiang@charleston.k12.sc.us.

  • Study Review Process

    The review process may take up to eight weeks from the time of submission. Your application and materials will be shared with a Research Review Committee that will be composed of a chair and up to two additional CCSD staff members. Each committee member reviews research proposals using the following guidelines:

    1. The study should not cause harm to participants.
    2. The study should afford a direct benefit to CCSD, our students, staff, etc
    3. Study benefits should outweigh any costs such as loss of instructional time.
    4. The study should align with district initiatives or priorities and should not interfere with ongoing instructional programs.
    5. The study should employ a sound research design such as providing ample details about data collection, using valid and reliable instruments, conducting analyses that are appropriate to the research question(s), etc.

    If your study is approved by the committee, it will be sent for final approval to the Executive Director of Assessment & Evaluation, the Chief Academic Officer, and the Superintendent.

    Even with district approval, participation in research studies is always voluntary. Schools, principals, teachers, and students who do not wish to participate have a right to refuse. Further, in addition to district approval, principal approval is also required before recruiting students and/or staff to participate in a study. Pressure shall not be applied to promote participation. 

    Completed Research

    Once your project is finished, submit a copy of your report/write-up to Dr. Xiushan Jiang at xiushan_jiang@charleston.k12.sc.us.

    Contact Us

    Thanks for your consideration of these research guidelines. If you need further assistance, please call  843-937-6472.