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Advertising Participant Pool

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.


If you have questions about the application procedure or your study posting, please contact the Pool Administrator or Assistant.

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. 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 Fall 2019 Semester. Applicable studies available for class credit will appear here.
Content Marketing from Travel Brands:
This is an online experiment as well as an additional potential focus group opportunity.
You will answer a series of questions via the survey; taking between 5 to 10 minutes to complete. If selected, you will also have the opportunity to participate in a focus group lasting 30 to 45 minutes.
You will receive 1 class credit for taking the survey and an additional 2 credits for participating in the focus group as well.
Use the following link to participate in this study:
Climate Change Message Study:
This is an online experiment in which you will answer a series of questions. The survey takes 15
minutes to complete. You will receive 1 class credit for completion.
Use the following link to participate in this study:
The pool will close on Friday, November 22nd at 11:59pm.

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.)