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College of Education / Educational Psychology Subject Pool

The Bureau of Educational Research is no longer overseeing the college subject pool and the Department of Educational Psychology has been asked to take it over. To facilitate this process we are planning to switch to a web-based STUDY ANNOUNCEMENT sign-up board, rather than using the board in the second floor hallway. We’ll also make a few procedure changes to ensure some oversight.

Instructions for Investigators:

  1. Once you obtain your campus Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval letter for a project, please email Julie Kellogg with the PROTOCOL NUMBER(S) and NAME(S) of the active study/studies, and either a website, electronic flyer, or email/phone information so that your request can be listed on our website. Labs that run multiple, ongoing studies that are listed on the lab websites can just provide a LAB URL that will be listed for students to link to. You should also include 1-3 sentences about the study if you do not have a lab website in which details about participation (e.g., length of session; any requirements for participation) are provided.
  2. Included in the list below are other departments/labs/projects on campus with reciprocal agreements for their students. For example, LING 111 & LING 225 have agreed to give credit for participation in experiments in COE studies. COE Faculty are asked to likewise give credit for COE students who participate in LING experiments.
  3. Instructors who require study participation or who give extra credit for participation can simply LIST THIS WEBSITE on their syllabi and ask students to visit it to locate studies to sign up for.
  4. At the beginning of each semester we will email to remind faculty to send information about projects for subject pool participants for that semester.
  5. At the end of each semester, all projects listed on the subject pool board will be deleted unless Julie is asked to leave a project up past the end of a semester or remove a project before the end of the semester.

Instructions for Students:

If your course requires that you complete at least 1 subject pool project, or offers extra credit for participation in studies, please review the open projects below and contact the PI either via their website or listed contact information to schedule the project.  Once completed, please have the experimenter sign a participation card and return it to your course instructor for credit.

Human Subject Pool Experiment Participation Form



  • Project: SPGP 2 (Online)
    Requirement: must NOT have participated in “SGPG” before and must be able to earn research credit in EPSY/PSYC/LING course
    Procedure: You will read short stories and answer questions about them. You must have a stable internet connection. Data will only be saved if you reach the end of the experiment. There is no partial credit if you do not finish the experiment. This will take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. You will receive one credit research participation in a EPSY/PSYC/LING course emailed within a week of your participation.
    Signup: To sign up or ask questions, please email Jack Dempsey at with the subject line reading “SPGP”.
  • Project: Metacognitive Calibration with Machine Learning
     Frank Stinar (
    In this study, you will first take a brief survey regarding prior online learning experience and background information, then a brief test on a statistics topic, followed by a 1-hour self-guided learning session on statistics, and finish with a similar brief test on the statistics topic. Total experiment time is approximately 2 hours. We are in the early stages of this research, so participants will be asked to "think aloud" during the study to provide insight into how the learning software works.
  • Project: Speech Perception in Noise by English Native Speaker
    participant must be a native American English speaker, have lived in the US for most of the time in the past ten years, have normal hearing, and be in the age range of 18-35.
    The experiment takes place at Beckman Institute Room 2412. During the 45-60 minute study, participants will complete a hearing test and a speech perception experiment with headphones in a comfortable loudness range.
    Sign-up website:; Contact Mingyue Huo ( for more information.
  • Project: Bridge
    You will be asked to read sentences on a computer monitor. After the reading portion, you will also perform a brief working memory task. The experiment will take no more than 60 minutes to complete and participants will receive one credit course research participation in qualifying EPSY or LING classes. This experiment will take place at Beckman 1424.
    Signup Website
    • Open to native speakers of American English
    • Open to participants with normal or corrected-to-normal vision.
      • PIs: Dr. Jerome Packard and Yihan Zhou
        Project Title: Mandarin pronunciation experiment
        Chinese native speakers are needed for this experiment. In this study, you will be asked to either pronounce or listen to sentences in Chinese. The total experiment time may range from 1 hour to 2 hours, depending on the task. Participants will be compensated with 1 course credit per hour. If you would like to participate, please email Yihan Zhou ( to sign up for an experiment.
      • Chinese native speakers and L2 learners of Chinese are needed for this experiment. In this study, you will be asked to read sentences word by word and fill out an acceptability judgment task. The total experiment time is 30-40 minutes for native speaker and 50-60 minutes for L2 learners. Participants will be compensated with extra credit. If you would like to participate, please email Junghwan Maeng ( to sign up for an appointment. Additional details for this study can be found here.
      • Contact:
        Dr. Christianson has experiments for both native and nonnative speakers of English.  Most of his experiments require you to read sentences and answer questions while your eye movements are monitored. Some experiments entail doing math problems or reading text without eye tracking.

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