ACTIVE RESEARCH METHODS
Lab Fee Structure
The ARM Project is about supporting careful, responsible social science research and training researchers. We offer comprehensive research services to University of Akron faculty, graduate students, and programs, as well as to local schools, agencies, community organizations, businesses and individuals.
The ARM lab facilities and equipment are available for a nominal use fee. However, equipment cannot be rented for use outside of the lab unless ARM students and/or staff are hired to manage the equipment and its use. ARM students are available to support equipment use, facilitate data collection and transcribe for hourly wages (see below). Lab directors are happy to discuss specific projects to be run through the lab as they arise, with services ranging from research design, to data analysis, to software training and use.
Use Fee for the Lab Facility and Equipment
UA $50/hr or $100 for half day
Non-UA $100/hr or $200 for half day
Use of Equipment Outside
of the Lab
(for both UA and non-UA constituents) 
Use of recorders or digital cameras $10 per day per item
Personnel Fees 
Graduate Students: $15/hr for facilitating data collection and/or transcription
Undergraduate Students: $10/hr for facilitating data collection and/or transcription
Fees for Extended
The ARM Lab offers a variety of consultation and/or methods services including the following:
 Please note that this option requires the use of ARM staff to manage the equipment and its use. Please see Personnel fees listed above.
 All students who work out of the ARM lab have had advanced coursework in qualitative/cultural research methods and have experience with data collection (including interviewing, observation, and focus group facilitation), analysis, and transcription.
 These fees are determined by the scope and time commitment of the project. Please contact one of the Lab Directors to schedule an appointment to discuss your specific project so that fees can be determined.