I have several ideas for research that I believe would advance our understanding of psychological priming. It won't involve anything extreme - just reading non-offensive words on a screen.
But I have only a bachelor's degree. Will that preclude me in anyway from doing research of this type, and publishing?
I know I'll have a greater challenge finding participants, and designing the experiment, and correctly formatting my paper without guidance, etc. I can work with that.
But is it even possible to get IRB approval without being affiliated with a university?
Is there any way that my current affiliation status will formally prevent me from going forward?