2. What types of research studies at UMass involve human subjects?

There are many different types of research studies conducted at UMass Amherst. Some focus on investigating attitudes or beliefs and others focus on developing interventions or treatments that will ultimately benefit society. Methods of data collection include surveys, interviews, focus groups, behavioral observations, and analysis of data that was previously collected for non-research purposes. Some research studies consist of behavioral tasks that involve problem-solving, performing exercise, or responding to visual or auditory stimuli. Researchers at UMass also conduct biomedical research that may include analysis of biospecimens or use of imaging techniques such as MRI.

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