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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. The Fall 2020 pool will be open from August 28th to December 4th at 11:59pm CST.


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, Nov 20th 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:


Esports Sponsorship Study:

Do you watch esports or engage with esports content? This survey aims to understand your opinion about advertising in esports, specifically brand sponsorships. By completing this survey, students will earn 1 research credit. The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete.

Please click the following link to participate in this study:


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:


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. ( and Jiahua Yang, M.A. ( 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:


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.)