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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

 

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE SUBJECT POOL PROJECTS

  • Project: CR Jumble
    Contact: EPL Lab (eplbeckman@gmail.com)
    PIs: Kiel Christianson & Jack Dempsey
    IRB Protocol # 23293
    Information: This study is open to all students eligible to receive one hour of research participation credit in eligible LING/EPSY/PSYC courses. You will read sentences and answer questions about them. The experiment should take less than an hour and will be completed online. *You must complete this study in one sitting and be on a laptop or desktop computer. You may not complete this study from your phone.* You will receive 1 credit/hour of research participation. To sign up for the experiment, please email Jack Dempsey at jkdemps2@illinois.edu.
  • Project: SPGP
    Contact: EPL Lab (eplbeckman@gmail.com)
    PIs: Kiel Christianson & Jack Dempsey
    IRB Protocol # 21251
    Information: This study is open to all students eligible to receive one hour of research participation credit in eligible LING/EPSY/PSYC courses. You will read sentences and answer questions about them. The experiment should take less than an hour and will take place in Beckman 1424. You will receive 1 credit/hour of research participation. To sign up for the experiment, please click here: https://calendly.com/eplbeckman1424/sdpg.
  • Project: Supporting Online Education of Statistics
    Contact: HaeJin Lee (haejin2@illinois.edu)
    In this study, you will be 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 may be up to 2 hours, and participants will receive 2 course credit hours. The study is fully online.
  • 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 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 (yzhou114@illinois.edu) to sign up for an experiment.
  • Project: Native English speakers and native Mandarin Chinese speakers (ONLINE STUDY)
    Requirements: We are looking for (1) native speakers of English and (2) second language learners of English who are native speakers of Mandarin Chinese and moved to the US as teenagers or adults.
    Participation: This study involves two experimental sessions. For the first session, you will complete a brief language background survey, two English language tasks, and (for native Mandarin Chinese speakers only) an English proficiency test. The second session will be conducted one to two weeks later and consists of two additional English language tasks. The entire study will be conducted remotely and you will access the experiments through links emailed to you. Each session will take between 30 minutes and an hour. 
    NOTE: You will need to use FIreFox and record yourself reading sentences.
    Compensation: $30 for native English speakers ($15 per session); $40 for native Mandarin Chinese speakers ($20 per session). No course credit can be given for this study.
    Contact: Amy Atiles (ayg2@illinois.edu)
  • Project: Rating of essays and interviews
    Contact: Xun Yan
    Earn both monetary compensation and course credit by completing one study! This study consists of learning to rate both essays and interviews in a short training round. You may then complete up to 10 rounds of ratings. You will be paid for each essay and interview you rate. The rate of compensation increases as you complete more rounds. In addition, depending on how many rounds you complete, you may earn up to 3 course credits. Please follow the link to our study: https://uiuc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8BOEb76IOJgNU33. On the first page will be a more detailed set of instructions outlining the task and compensation structure. 
  • 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 (jmaeng3@illinois.edu) to sign up for an appointment. Additional details for this study can be found here.
  • 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.

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