Conducting Research

The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board supports educational research through its Research Advisory Committee. Investigators wishing to conduct research studies in KPR schools must submit a formal Application to Conduct Research, which is available in Microsoft Word and PDF formats.

 Application to Conduct Research at KPRDSB (PDF, 190 KB)
 Application to Conduct Research at KPRDSB (DOC, 57 KB)

Requests received from individuals and/or organizations are reviewed by the Research Advisory Committee to evaluate the relevance of the topic and the design of the study (i.e. appropriate qualitative or quantitative procedures; alignment of proposed analysis with research question; consistency with Board policies and priorities).

The protection of staff and students is also carefully evaluated to ensure appropriate participant information and consent is in place; to determine the clarity of expectations for staff and / or student time; to evaluate potential disruption to school programs and to ensure the proposed study is free from sensitive or offensive items, free from racist, sexist, religious or other bias and that participants are free from mental and physical discomfort or harm.

The Research Advisory Committee has the responsibility of initial approval of studies and communicates its decisions directly to the applicants and to the appropriate Superintendent and Principal. Studies approved by the Research Advisory Committee can be conducted in a KPR school (or schools) only with the complete agreement of the Superintendent(s) and Principal(s) involved. Staff, students and parents also have the right to decide if they wish to participate.

The Guidelines for Educational Research in KPR Schools are posted here: Guidelines for Ed Research rev2010

Complete KPR application forms and all relevant attachments can be submitted by email (preferred) or by fax or regular mail to the contact information provided below. Applications must be received 10 calendar days in advance of a meeting of the KPR Research Advisory Committee in order to be included on a meeting agenda.

Meeting Details

The following dates are when the Research Advisory Committee will be meeting:

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Mid-January 2019
Mid-April 2019

Contact Information

Dr. Catharine Tozer
Chair, Research Advisory Committee
Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board
1994 Fisher Drive
Peterborough, ON
K9J 6X6
(705)  742-9773  
extension 2194
FAX  705 760-8665