Survey studies procedure
Sometimes you may want to run surveys in order to collect data for your
In the meeting on April 23, 2013, the Scientific Committee called attention to
the fact that this tool should be handled with extreme care, in order to avoid
tensions, would-be conflicts of interest, and excessive depletion of the scarce
resource that are survey participants.
Three things that should be kept in mind when running a survey based study:
surveys that involve any form of deception or ethical tension should be
approved by the Ethics Committee of ESSEC Business School. For so doing, you have to request an approval of the Ethics Committee.
- Secondly, any
survey that involves the brand name of ESSEC Business School or a sub-unit
of the school (such as the Department X, the Chair Y, the Programme Z,
etc.) cannot be implemented without the formal written approval of the
head of the respective sub-unit.
- Thirdly, there
are sets of subjects that require an integrated approach. Thus, when
sending a mass survey to ESSEC MSc students, it should be approved by the
Director of the Grande Ecole. When sending a mass survey to the Alumni or
official corporate partners, the Dean of Faculty should approve the text and
the Direction of External Affairs should be informed. Similar situations
should be treated in similar ways.
In particular, PhD/Master thesis supervisors
should make sure that students working under their supervision comply with