Requirements for Observers and Research Investigators

How to Arrange an Observation for a Course or Other Educational Purposes

We do not have observation rooms or cameras for monitoring our classrooms. Consequently we need to ensure that no more than four people are observing at any time. Exceptions can be made. The observer, researcher, or his/her supervisor or course instructor must make arrangements for the observation with our director, Howard Baker, and a cooperating head teacher.

To do this, please contact Howard Baker by email or call 781‐736‐2200. You will be asked to supply a brief letter or email explaining the purpose or goals of your observation and also assure us that those you observe will be given anonymity unless you have written consent from the individual to publish your data or communicate about them by name. Failure to do so is subject to prosecution.

Your letter or email may simply state:

Please read Information for When You Observe before your observation.

Course Instructors; Additional Information

If you are a course instructor wishing to arrange observations for a number of students in your class you will be asked to use a schedule form such as the one below in which students post their name & email address. Additionally please supply your students with Information for When You Observe in the Classroom (pdf).