Intro Psych students are required to fulfill 6 research pool credits. Before you get started, it is important that you read the Policies and Procedures. The deadline for earning credits and/or handing in reports is the last day of classes this semester. No credits can be earned and no research or colloquium reports will be accepted during finals week.
You will need to create a "Research Pool" account. This short handout shows you how to create an account: Creating an account. The deadline for creating an account is the third friday of the semester.
This document shows you how to use the Research Pool website: Student Guide.
Students are encouraged to participate in research studies conducted by psychology department faculty and students. Some instructors are willing to give extra credit for participation--contact your instructor for details. To sign-up for research studies you will need to create a "Research Pool" account. This short handout shows you how to create an account: Creating an account
This document shows you how to use the research pool website: Student Guide.
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Psychology faculty, graduate students, and students conducting independent research (including honor's theses) may use the research pool to recruit participants for their studies. Undergraduate students conducting research for class projects (e.g., Psyc 314) are not usually allowed to use the research pool. Exceptions may be granted by petitioning the research pool administrator (email email@example.com ).
This document shows researchers and PI's how to use the researchpool website: Researcher Guide
The research pool is a limited resource. Therefore, we have adopted the following policies (exceptions may be granted by petitioning the research pool administrator):
Before you start signing up participants, please email the research pool administrator with an estimate of how many participants you will need for your study and how many credits each participant will earn. The research pool administrator may limit the number of credits awarded for a study so that there are sufficient credits for all ongoing studies.
If you are doing an online study that does not necessarily require the use of Towson students as participants, you should try to recruit participants outside of the research pool system so that we do not exhaust our limited participant resources.
For example, online participants may be recruited by posting a link to your study on one of the following sites:
Brief Studies (< 15 minutes)
If you are doing a study that takes less than 15 minutes for participants to complete, you should attempt to combine your study with another brief study and sign up participants for 30 minute sessions. The research pool administrator will help facilitate this process.