Psychology Department Research Pool Information Page
Quick links:

Information for students:
Research Participation:
The last day to participate in research is Monday, November 27, 2017. Please note that people under the age of 18 may not participate in research.

Download the Student Participation in Psychological Research handout as a pdf file (this is the latest version of the handout in the text).

You will need to be able to access your MTSU email account to use the research pool.  If you are having trouble accessing your email account, call the OIT Help Desk at 615-898-5345.

Please be courteous when participating in research.  Silence all cell phones prior to the beginning of the research, do not take calls during the research session, and try not to disturb other students during a research session.

The research pool server is located at:  http://mtsu.sona-systems.com/.  Instructions for using the system can be downloaded as a pdf file (these are longer versions of the Getting Started with the MTSU Study Sign-Up System in your text).

Please note:
Written Reports:
The last day to turn in a written report is Monday, November 27, 2017 (by 4:00 PM) even if the class does not meet on Mondays.  Written reports should be given to your instructor.  Written reports must be typed on the written report form.  You may download the Written Report form as a Word document.

Written report articles can be downloaded by clicking the links below.
NOTE: All of the articles below are covered by library subscriptions. You will need to be on a campus computer to download the articles for free. If you are off campus, you will be asked to pay for the articles.

Written report articles are also on reserve in the library. You may use the library’s e-reserve system to locate written report articles. Go to the library’s page at http://library.mtsu.edu/

You can follow along on the "Downloading Written Report Articles" Powerpoint, or follow the instructions below (printable version):

Library Page
Information for researchers:

The last day to collect data is Monday, November 27, 2017.

Report problems to the research pool director (shortages of forms, cards, etc.).

There are two parts to the instructions for researchers: MTSU Psychology department policy and guidance on setting up studies in the research pool system.  ALL researchers MUST abide by the policy. It is your responsibility to read the policy and pay attention to the rules.  You may download the instructions as a pdf file.

To get an account, follow the procedure based on your category below:
Visit http://www.mtsu.edu/irb/ for IRB forms and instructions.

The IRB form requires sign-up information (to approve the language you will use to solicit participants).  Please include the following information with your IRB application:
Once you have IRB approval for the sign-up language, you can copy that information into the experiment description used by the system.

The research pool server is located at:  http://mtsu.sona-systems.com/

Reserving rooms:

Before reserving rooms, read this:

Room reservation customs and instructions are available here. Faculty should be sure that students have reviewed these customs.

Rooms controlled by the Psychology department:

To access the Google Calendar for JH 105, JH 238 and 240, JH 307, and JH 350 reservations, follow these steps:
  1. Go to the Google calendar page (link below in this section). (You may need to log out of your current calendar before you can access one of the lab calendars.)
  2. Enter the user name for the lab you want to reserve.
  3. Enter the correct password.
  4. Click "Sign in."
JH 105 is a shared research space, and is also an ePrime computer lab with seven computers. Please direct participants to wait in the Jones Hall lobby and post a sign there instructing them to wait quietly for their experimenter to come and get them. Include these instructions in the Sona system when you set up the experiment. Please do not direct students to gather in the hall outside JH 105. 3PrimeI05
JH 238 and JH 240 are the observation lab. The rooms may be reserved independently. If you need access to the control room during an observation study (or privacy in 238 during a study) be sure to reserve both. Please direct participants to wait in the Jones Hall lobby and post a sign there instructing them to wait quietly for their experimenter to come and get them. Include these instructions in the Sona system when you set up the experiment. Please do not direct students to gather in the hall outside JH 238 or 240.

JH 307 is a shared research space, and is also an ePrime computer lab with eight computers. Please direct participants to wait in the Jones Hall lobby and post a sign there instructing them to wait quietly for their experimenter to come and get them. Include these instructions in the Sona system when you set up the experiment. Please do not direct students to gather in the hall outside JH 307. 3PrimeE07

JH 350 is a small lab for single-participant testing. Please direct participants to wait in the Jones Hall lobby and post a sign there instructing them to wait quietly for their experimenter to come and get them. Include these instructions in the Sona system when you set up the experiment. Please do not direct students to gather in the hall outside JH 350. To reserve rooms, highlight the time on the appropriate date and enter your event. Please include contact information on your event, including name, email, and phone.

The department has other equipment available that can be reserved. You will need to speak to the people who maintain that equipment for access.

Be careful not to remove, or overlap with, other people's events.

The link for Google calendar: https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLogin?service=cl&passive=1209600&continue=http://www.google.com/calendar/render?hl%3Den%26tab%3Dwc&followup=http://www.google.com/calendar&hl=en

Rooms controlled by HHP:

AMG 217 has two rooms that can be reserved:
To reserve these spaces, check the google calendar page for the lab room you want. If the time you want is available, email Missy Mullins (Missy.Mullins@mtsu.edu) with the room and times you wish to reserve.

To see the pages for these labs:

Information for instructors:

The last day to participate in research is Monday, November 27, 2017.  The last time to turn in written reports to be graded by the pool GA is Monday, November 27, 2017 (4:00 PM) regardless of the class meeting days/times.

Report problems to the research pool director.

You may download a sample class demonstration of the system.

The research pool server is located at:  http://mtsu.sona-systems.com/.  You may download the instructions as a pdf file.

Psychology Department Research Pool Information Page
 
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