The core research staff will conduct research outlined in the sections on History, Technology, Policies and Instant Messaging.
The core research staff will train researchers to conduct research outlined in all other sections of the methodology.
This training will consist of assigning the researchers a series of tasks. Completion of a task permits the researcher to proceed to the next. Researchers who fail to complete all tasks satisfactorily will be excluded from the project.
Researchers must fill in the application form. The form is designed to eliminate those volunteers who lack the level of computer literacy necessary to conduct the project. They must then subscribe to the OSPA email list, and read the OSPA methodology.
The core research staff will create a sample web site in order to assess the accuracy of researchers. Researchers will be asked to examine the sample web site for blocked pages, following the methodology contained in the section on Web Browsing. They will then be asked to rate pages on the test web site according to the Internet content rating system devised by the Internet Content Rating Association (ICRA). The core research staff will eliminate researchers who fail to demonstrate a basic competency in testing skills.
Further training will be provided for those who wish to participate in the Member Web Sites section of the project.
Revision 1.100 of February 2, 2001
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