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

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE SUBJECT POOL PROJECTS

  • Project Title: The acquisition of dative clitics by Spanish second language learners using priming methods. 
    We are looking for students who grew up hearing and/or speaking Spanish at home to help us investigate how languages are learned. Participation consists of two tasks in which you will be asked to describe some pictures in Spanish using keywords provided. Additionally, you will also complete a questionnaire to determine your proficiency level (all levels are welcome!). Expected completion time will be between 1 and 2 hours. You will be paid $10/hour for completing both the tasks and the questionnaire. Testing will take place in the Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism Lab located in the Foreign Language Building (G70, FLB). If you are interested, please contact Irati at ihurta3@illinois.edu to set up an appointment.
  • ELASTICS: Help us design future science education simulations!Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are conducting a research study on how students use body movement to understand “big ideas” in science. Come to our lab at the College of Education room176 (1310 S. Sixth St., Champaign) to participate with another student using our “simulation theater” to explore different science topics. The session is approximately 90 mins. and each participant will receive $15 or class research credit (where applicable). If you want to participate, just go to this website: elastics.education.illinois.edu. Click the PARTICIPATE tab at the top of the website. After answering a few questions, you will be able to select an appointment time. If you have a friend you would like to participate with, make sure they sign up for the same time block.
  • Seeking volunteers for a counseling training project for EPSY research creditWe are seeking volunteers to participate in a project with beginning counselors in training. The experience will include 6 free confidential meetings this semester to discuss a concern of your choice. Eligible participants will meet with beginning counselors practicing their interviewing and listening skills. Potential benefits for you include having a beginning counselor listen to and talk with you about a concern of your choice such as school stress, relationship concerns, family concerns, or other general stress. These sessions are for practice/educational purposes only. This experience is not appropriate for individuals with significant mental health or substance use problems or concerns, or who have experienced a very recent significant loss or trauma. These individuals who are ineligible for this project are encouraged to contact the Counseling Center at 333-3704 for professional consultation.If selected to be part of this project, you will earn 1 hour of EPSY research credit for each 45- to 50- minute meeting you attend for a total of six meetings and up to 6 hours of EPSY research credit. The student counselors in this project are enrolled in a helping skills class at the University of Illinois taught by Dr. Lisa Kinderman. Each student counselor will be supervised by Dr. Lisa Kinderman and an advanced graduate student who is in turn supervised by Dr. Hund. The meetings are planned to begin the week of February X and will be completed several weeks before the end of spring semester.The first step in finding out if this project is right for you, is to complete a screening interview, done by telephone. The screening interview will be confidential and involves questions about your mental health history. The interview takes about 15 minutes and will be completed by Dr. Anita Hund’s research assistants.If interested or you have questions about the project, please contact Dr. Lisa Kinderman (lisakind@illinois.edu) within the next 10 days with your name, telephone number, email address, and a convenient time to reach you by phone.
  • PIs: Laura Cummins and Dr. Silvina MontrulMy name is Laura Cummings and I am conducting a study with Prof. Silvina Montrul (Spanish & Portuguese/Linguistics) on the acquisition of Spanish by heritage speakers. If you are a native speaker of English from the Chicagoland area and you have minimal to no prior experience speaking Spanish or another language, you are invited to participate. Participation consists of completing one sentence reading task in English. Total testing time is less than 40 minutes and participants receive $10 per 40 minutes for completing the task. Testing will take place in the Phonetics and Phonology Lab in the Foreign Language Building (G90). Your participation is voluntary, and you have the option to withdraw from the study at any time, including after completing the research session. Withdrawal from the study will not affect your relationship with the University. If interested, contact ldcummi2@illinois.edu to set up an appointment.
  • PIs: Laura Cummins and Dr. Silvina MontrulMy name is Laura Cummings and I am conducting a study with Prof. Silvina Montrul (Spanish & Portuguese/Linguistics) on the acquisition of Spanish by heritage speakers. If you are a native speaker of English from the Chicagoland area and you grew up in a household or community where Spanish is or was spoken and you DO speak Spanish, you are invited to participate. Participation consists of completing one sentence reading task in English and Spanish. Total testing time for the reading task is less than 40 minutes and participants receive $10 per 40 minutes for completing the task. Testing will take place in the Phonetics and Phonology Lab in the Foreign Language Building (G90). Your participation is voluntary, and you have the option to withdraw from the study at any time, including after completing the research session. Withdrawal from the study will not affect your relationship with the University. If interested, contact ldcummi2@illinois.edu to set up an appointment.
  • PIs: Dr. Tania Ionin and Chung-Yu Chen   
    Project Title: The acquisition of Mandarin by heritage speakers and second language learners
    Contact: https://chung-yu-chen.youcanbook.me/ or cchen153@illinois.edu
    Chinese heritage speakers and second language learners are needed for this experiment. The total experiment time varies depending on your native language(s) and language proficiency; the compensation is prorated. Participants will be compensated with monetary compensation (USD 10-30) or course credits.  Click here to view their informational flyer regarding this study.
  • PIs: Dr. Jerome Packard and Yihan Zhou
    Project Title: Mandarin pronunciation experiment
    Contact: yzhou114@illinois.edu 
    Chinese native speakers are needed for this experiment. In this study, you will be asked to pronounce phrases in Chinese. The total experiment time should be less than 30 minutes. Participants will be compensated with 0.5 extra credit. If you would like to participate, please email Yihan Zhou (yzhou114@illinois.edu) to get the experiment link and your experiment number.
  • PIs: Dr. Jose Mestre & Adnan Rebei
    Contact: rebei2@illinois.edu or (217) 721-8356
    In this study you will be asked to read several passages in a self-paced study using a keyboard and a screen. Each session will take less than an hour to finish. The study requires students whose first language is English.
  • PI: Dr. Tania Ionin and Mien-Jen WuContact: mwu43@illinois.edu
    Project Title: TS Experiment
    ENGLISH and CHINESE native speakers are needed for this experiment. For English native speakers, you will rate sentences based on given context, and the whole experiment should take less than 30 minutes. For Chinese native speakers the experiment is similar, but there will be two sessions, and the gap between the two sessions should be at least two weeks. The total experiment time (two sessions) for Chinese native speakers should be less than 1 hour. If you would like to participate, please email Mien-Jen Wu (mwu43@illinois.edu) to get the experiment link and your experiment number. You can complete the task at any time and any place you want, but you need to have a computer with stable Internet access to do so. English native speakers will be compensated with 0.5 extra credit and Chinese native speakers will be compensated with 1 extra credit after finishing the whole experiment.
  • PI: Dr. Helen Neville
    Contact: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/collegebeliefs
    African American women undergraduates are needed for this study. In Part One, you will complete a survey that takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. In Part Two, you will be asked to spend 25 minutes or less completing math questions. Participants who complete both parts of the study will receive course credit, a food prize, and free food.
  • PI: Dr. Kiel Christianson
    Contact: http://epl.beckman.illinois.edu/current-experiments/
    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.
  • PI: Dr. Liz Stine-Morrow
    Contact: http://education.illinois.edu/tall/volunteer/index.html
    Dr. Stine-Morrow is looking for people to help with her research on adult literacy.  Her experiments typically take 2 hours.  You will read some passages on a computer screen as your eye movements are monitored.  You will also do some paper-and-pencil and computerized tasks about memory and language comprehension.

     

If you have any questions, please email Professor Kiel Christianson.