MPA Guidelines (please download)
Required format for the MPA Project. Introduced in PAD 680 (formerly 689) and the format used for the research proposal produced in PAD 681 (formerly 699).
All MPA papers in PAD 680, PAD 681, and PAD 690 require the use of EndNote, the industry standard for electronic bibliographies. EndNote can be downloaded free of charge by members of the Buffalo State community.
If students experience difficulty downloading from the website, bring a memory stick to the Information Commons in the Butler Library and ask an technician to download to your memory stick.
MPA Defense is accompanied by poster. The Political Science Department pays for the poster printing for the defense. (Student pays for PAD 681 project proposal - poster session.) See MPA Guidelines for details requiring poster formatting and the oral defense. Student use their PAD 681 (formerly 699) posters as their starting template.
Here is the link for poster printing.
To order a poster to be printed: Click button "Poster Request form for Faculty and Staff." Select Political Science as department to be billed.
Select standard conference poster size - 30 x 40. Just the poster, no mounting. (Same system as for PAD 681.)
Through Buffalo State's site license for Qualtrics:
Log in with your Buffalo State credentials.
Students can develop a survey, but publishing the survey requires a faculty/staff network ID or permission from Dr. Laurie Buonanno (PAD research coordinator).
Qualtrics training available online at:
Learn Qualtrics in 5 steps (free)
All Buffalo State MPA Projects must be cleared by the campus IRB. IRB compliance is covered in PAD 680 and PAD 681.
IRB applications are submitted via an electronic system.
Visit this website for details on the electronic IRB submission system:
There are detailed instructions on this website.
You will need to fill out the Protocol Template.
FOR STUDENTS SUBMITTING IRB APPLICATIONS:
First you need to register for a PACS IRB account. Click on this link: http://www.rfsuny.org/Information-For/Online-Tools-/SUNY-PACS/SUNY-PACS-Login/All-Other-Locations-PACS-Login/
SUNY PACS Login Account
Don't have a SUNY PACS account? Click here to register.
After a student registers for an account, he or she needs to create and submit a new study.
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