08/24 Meeting Report
Today we discussed procedures and research ethics: 1 Rits absent, 2 NGS absent, 1 ikunishi absent.
We started with free talk and then moved on to the explanation of procedures. (See the first picture.) We reviewed the material possessions and decided what odorant substances to use. The detailed environmental settings and the type of sound for the rest could not be decided, so we expect to decide through Slack and other social networking sites.
Ikunishi also gave a presentation on informed consent and confidentiality of personal information. With the help of the biology teacher, we will have it reviewed and make it more correct and better.
NGS gave a presentation on double blinds. There was a suggestion to "blindfold the subject," which would allow the subject to focus on hearing and smell by blocking out the sense of sight, and yet save the double-blind process by depriving the subject of his own sight. This was well received by other schools.
Before the next meeting, we will draft a questionnaire for the subjects, finalize the procedures (e.g., sensory time to prevent olfactory acclimation), complete the research ethics paperwork, and prepare materials for each school.