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The Research Participant Pool in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations at the University of Texas at Austin provides experiential knowledge in research methods for students enrolled in advertising and public relations courses while supporting the research of our faculty and graduate students.

Access to the pool for research purposes is reserved for faculty and graduate students in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations. The Spring 2021 pool will be open from Janurary 25th to April 30th at 11:59pm CST.

Researchers

Please fill out the Participant Pool Application Form to utilize the participant pool and be included in the list below. If you have questions about the application procedure or your study posting, please contact the Pool Administrator or Assistant. The last day to request a new study to be posted to the pool will be Friday, April 23rd at 11:59pm.

Student Participants

Participation in the Pool for course credit is only open to students enrolled in Advertising and Public Relations courses. If you are not in participating classes in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations, please do not sign up for the studies below.

If you are enrolled in participating classes (check your course syllabus or ask your professor if you are unsure), please read about each of the studies and click on the link as instructed to complete or sign up for a specific study. You can only receive credits from a study once. If you need more credits for a certain class or an additional class, you must take another, different study from the pool's list. Review your rights and responsibilities prior to sign-up or participation. If you have questions concerning any of the studies, please contact the investigator of the particular study.

Current Studies

The participant pool is now active for the Spring 2021 semester.

The following studies may be taken for course credit. Bear in mind that you may only take and recieve credit from each unique study one time. You may not take one study multiple times to obtain credit for different classes either:

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Video Games and Players / Moral Disengagement Study:

Do you play video games? Have you played first-person shooting (FPS) games? If the answer is yes, you are invited to be part of this project! The purpose of the study is to examine participants’ video game playing experience and psychological states. If you agree to participate, you will need to recall your latest experience of playing FPS, be asked to evaluate it, and then fill a questionnaire. The whole survey should take less than 15 minutes. You will earn 1 research credit by finishing this survey.

Please click the following link to participate in this study:

https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9zwr2jkWyCnUzt4

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Attitudes towards Opioid Use Disorder (OUD):

You are invited to participate in a research study entitled “Attitudes towards Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)”, which is being conducted by Dr. Michael Mackert, Ph.D. (mackert@utexas.edu) and Jiahua Yang, M.A. (jhyang@utexas.edu) at The University of Texas at Austin. This study plans to investigate the impact of OUD awareness campaigns on public attitudes. Your answers are important and will contribute to a better understanding of public attitudes towards OUD. You are free to contact the investigators at the above addresses and phone number to discuss any aspects of this study. The whole survey should take less than 15 minutes. You will earn 1 research credit by finishing this survey.

Please click the following link to participate in this study:

https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aWNKZBtpB2U2hQW

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Impact of Headlines as a Heuristic Cue:

Do you use social media and read articles on your newsfeed? If you do or have ever read any, here’s a fun filled survey for you. This survey will take less than 15 minutes. You will earn 1 course credit of course credit for completion. Help us gain some insight on the impact of headlines of articles published / shared on social media.

Please click the following link to participate in the study:

https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4UCEYkUadhXEPqt

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Attitudes Toward Wearing Face Masks:

You are invited to participate in a study which investigates face mask wearing during the pandemic. The whole survey should take less than 15 minutes. By completing this survey, you will earn 1 research credit. Thank you!

Please click the following link to participate in this study:

https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bHFgn8M2vT1IcCi

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Which Strategies Science Communicators Will Choose:

Participants will be asked to complete a less than 10 minute survey-based experiment asking them to play the role of a science communicator and choose a communication strategy from a number of choices. Participants will be given 1 research credit for their time.

Please click the following link to participate in this study:

https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eaI35yg4dnfctaS

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Perceptions about Online Behavioral Advertising:

Do you feel being targeted accurately by sponsored ads on Instagram? If you are interested in behavioral tracking and privacy issues, this is a good fit for you. Help us by participating in an online experiment that examines the influence of OBA on consumers' perceptions. This survey will take less than 10 minutes. You will earn 1 course credit of course credit for completion.

Please click the following link to participate in this study:

https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_datuZuzAyPYcUUm

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Motives for SMI Engagement:

Do you follow and engage with influencers on Instagram? If so, you are invited to participate in a study exploring these motivations and behaviors. This survey will take less than 15 minutes and will help us gain insights into these Instagram habits. You will earn 1 research credit upon your completion as well as being entered for a chance to win a $10 Starbucks gift card if you provide your email address as well!

Please click the following link to participate in this study:

https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6JwcbQwGr9uROXs

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Information Processing Among Current College Students:

You are invited to participate in a study which explores current college students’ information processing capabilities. The survey should take less than 10 minutes and you will earn 1 research credit upon completion. Thank you!

Please click the following link to participate in this study:

https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5dTGgE01V8XA8HI

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Sustainability & Diversity:

This study asks for your attitude and opinions about sustainability on campus and issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete. You will earn 1 research credit for participating.

Click on the following link to participate in the study:

https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5hUwyYnKyp34Sfb

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Videos & Memory:

You are invited to take part in an in-person study looking at videos and memory. The study is in-person and will take 30 minutes to complete. You will sign up for a time slot and come to the Imagine Lab in room CMA 6.154. You will earn 2 research credits as well as $10 for participating. COVID precautions will be in place and masks are required by researchers and participants.

Go here to sign up for a time slot:

https://calendly.com/lucyatkinson/dbox-research-study

NOTE: If you are enrolled in Dr. Atkinson's ADV 315 History of Advertising, you cannot do this study for extra credit.

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Fostering Green Entrepreneurialism:

Have thoughts about environmentalism and business? Water and profits? Green attitudes in different cultures? We’d like to hear about them in a focus group. The study is virtual and can be completed over Zoom. You will earn 2 research credits for participating.

Click on this link to register and sign up:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSed-9VQY_-G5D1Ocn51VIdpBgmXnZ8r....

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Animated Agents & Machine Heuristics:

You are invited to participate in a study that researches the effects of animated agents in using Virtual Assistants such as Siri or Google. The whole survey should take less than 5 minutes. By completing this survey, you will earn 1 research credit. Thank you!

Please click the following link to participate in this study:

https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7V8bzZlDWpX4WMe

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Health Communication Study:

You are invited to be part of a research study entitled "Health Communication Study." The purpose of the study is to examine how individuals perceive health risks and respond to different types of health messages. This survey will take less than 10 minutes of your time. You will earn 1 course credit for completion. Your participation will contribute to a better understanding of how to design effective health communication. Thank you!

Please click the following link to participate in this study:

https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0MwGEUG7wWuRcdU

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Verify Participation

*If you can not access the latest, updated sheet, please clear the cache / browsing history on your interent browser, close out of your internet application, and then try accessing this page again. You should not have to request permission to access the Excel sheet from the link below. Thank you.

Research Participation Verification Excel Sheet

It may take up to a week to see this document reflect your participation. You will use your confirmation number to verify participation. The Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) guidelines do not allow for student names, EIDs, or other identifying information to be posted publicly in relation to research participation. Also keep in mind that it is vitally important for you to keep your own records of research participation in case of human or computer errors in distributing credit information to course instructors. Your confirmation number is important for both of these reasons. (It may take 7 - 10 days for your number to appear in the Google doc above after having completed a study.)