can use the pool? Any faculty member or student with IRB approval. If you have students
who are interested, refer them to the participation pool web page
for all necessary instruction - do not send these students to the pool
coordinator. Researchers who are not approved for the pool may not recruit
from Psychology 104 courses.
use the pool.
Send me a a description of the
study (short), location of the study, and your HSU email address. Provide me with a copy of the IRB
approval and complete this form.
You will need to fill out the form at the beginning of each semester. Once
I receive this information, I will create your account. You will receive an
email from the system with your log in information.
You will need to fill out the form at the beginning of each semester. Once I receive this information, I will create your account. You will receive an email from the system with your log in information.
Recruitment. Recruitment is through our web-based system located at http://hsupool.sona-systems.com . Students create an account and can sign up for your study on-line. Also, the administrator will send occasional messages notifying students of the addition of new studies. You may not recruit in any other manner from Psych 104 courses. Do not contact instructors individually to visit their classes. Researchers may not recruit by gender (e.g., equal numbers of men and women needed for each study) as the enrollment in Psych 104 courses is roughly 70% women. Please plan for this in your research design.
Record keeping. You should record each participant's name and instructor on a form that is separate from any data collected for your study. After a student participates, log in to the system and give them credit. This must be done within 48 hours of participation (login to the system, choose grant or deny credit). The administrator will receive near constant complaints if you fail to give participants credit. If this becomes a regular problem, your study will be removed from the pool.
Setting up appointments. Login to the system. Choose my experiments, view add or change timeslots.
Participants may earn only 15 minutes of credit for completion of approved
internet-delivered studies, regardless of the actual length of the study.
The American Psychological Association's Ethical Principals in the Conduct of Research with Human Subjects provides guideline for research participation pools.
a. Students are informed about the requirement before they enroll in the course. The catalog lists the research requirement in the Psych 104 course description.
b. All researchers must provide IRB approval of research
c. Alternatives to participation provided
- As mentioned above, students must have an alternative assignment
d. Informed consent and right to terminate are generally required for IRB approval
e. Respect and courtesy
- All researchers are informed of this requirement (also see g below)
f. Reward for participation
- APA indicates that debriefing is an appropriate educational reward for participation.
g. Mechanisms to report mistreatment
- Participants may report mistreatment to myself, the department chair, or the chair of the IRB.
h. Recruiting procedure under constant review
- We will address issues or concerns yearly.