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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 remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. Currently active studies are listed below:
Sunblock Use PSAs:
What is this study about: This study is interested in your evaluation based on one of the sunscreen use PSAs that you will be randomly assigned to. 
Format: You can complete the online questionnaire on a laptop (suggested) or a mobile device.
Eligibility: Anyone.
Compensation: You will receive 1 credit upon completion of the 5-minute survey.
To access the survey, click the link to participate: 
*Please click the ">>" button at the end to be redirected to the Patricipant Pool's course credit allocation survey.
ASMR Advertising Effect:
Have you watched an ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) video? Do you enjoy the sound of ASMR? This is an online survey to understand how people think about ASMR advertising. You will watch a short ad video and answer a series of questions via an online survey; taking about 5 minutes to complete.
You will receive 1 class credit for taking the survey.
Use the following link to participate in this study:

Video Games and Social Media:

Do you use any social media? Are you a gamer of any type of video games? What can your
using habits tell you? This research aims to explore the more inherent motivations of playing
video games and using social media among UT students. Join this interesting research today!

You will recieve 1 class credit for participating. This survey will take between 5 to 10 minutes to complete.

Use the following link to participate in this study:


Recycling Messages:

This is a short online survey to understand your thoughts about public service announcements (PSA) messages. You will recieve 1 class credit for participating.

Use the following link to participate in this study:


Online Shopping Study:

Would you like to participate in “Online Shopping Research”?
Purpose: This study will investigate how people using the internet to shop
Task:  You will do a mock online shopping process in a lab and a short survey.
Duration:  about 15 minute
Benefits: Gain an understanding of the relationship between the internet and shopping process, and contribute to a body of knowledge
Compensation: 2 Credits for completion
If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Sangwook Lee at: or 512-552-6419


Mobile Augmented Reality Study:

Are you a fan of augmented reality games like Pokémon Go and AR Tanks? Do you have fun learning about stars using Night Sky? Do you find useful home furnishing using apps like IKEA mobile? Do you navigate smartly in the city using Google or Apple map’s AR function? If you’ve ever used or tried any other such apps and have some experience to share, this survey is for you. Help us gain some useful insights on mobile augmented reality.

The study will take 20 minutes to complete. You will receive 1 class credit for completion.

Use the following link to participate in this study:


Verify Participation

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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.)