The goal of this project was to study the experiences researchers have had with funding and how it impacts the actual conduct of research. CSR's role was to work with researchers to develop a questionnaire and test it. Development included focus groups for the nurses and semi-structured interviews with a sample of doctors. CSR then followed TDM protocols to distribute the instrument to doctors and nurses at the top research universities in America. CSR provided the initial data file with frequencies to the principal investigators for further work.
Samples of U. S. university medical researchers and nursing school faculty drawn from universities with the most research funding. N= 509 MD's 169 nurses.
University of Virginia Center for Biomedical Ethics with funding from the National Institutes of Health