I'm attempting to complete my capstone project for the MSN program. I have a couple issues I'm running in to. First, I need to obtain formal written permission to conduct my research which for some reason is much harder than I ever anticipated. Second, my capstone project focuses on medical professionals with hearing loss and how they cope with communication barriers, but due to the issue surrounding written permission I'm not able to even recruit participants which means I can't even gauge what kind of interest there is in terms of individuals who might like to participate. So my question is, how do I gain written permission from organizations geared to the individuals my study will focus upon? I've tried emailing several of them with no luck so far. Of the couple I did get a response from, they were not willing to give me a formal letter of approval. I'm stuck at this point....so close to graduating, but if something doesn't happen soon I will not have enough time left in this term to conduct my research. Any advice? Suggestions? I would really appreciate any input you all might have.