Research

Research Participation Program

Research   Research Participation Program

Welcome to the Research Participation Area.

Research participation activities range from completing online surveys to experimental research (e.g. completing computer based tasks) conducted in our research laboratories or in other locations.

The JCU research participation program provides psychology students enrolled in core undergraduate subjects (i.e., PY1101, PY1102, PY2103, and PY2107) experiential opportunities to participate in research while at the same time contributing data for a range of projects.

Research participants often find the learning experience of participating in research studies rewarding, and all JCU Singapore students are welcome to participate provided they meet the specific eligibility criteria for individual studies.

JCU uses the SONA research management system to connect researchers with participants and to manage the recording of research credit points.

View recruitment posters for active studies

Access the JCU SONA system

Read how to create your own SONAaccount

For more information on the research participation program or SONA, please contact the Administrator for JCU Singapore: Neesha Shinde

For Participants

A guide for using the SONA system as a participant can be downloaded here

Participants are eligible for a fixed number of credits depending on the subject(s) enrolled:

Module Credit Eligibility
PY1101 20 credits (5% of subject grade)
PY1102 20 credits (5% of subject grade)
PY2103 12 credits (3% of subject grade)
PY2107 12 credits (3% of subject grade)

JCU makes a distinction between online studies and on-site studies (i.e., studies conducted in a laboratory or classroom), and credits are awarded accordingly:

Type of Study Credit Calculation
Online study 1 credit / 15 minutes of participation
On-site study 2 credits / 15 minutes of participation

For Researchers

Research Participation Program - Orientation Schedule 2018

The orientation schedules for the SONA system and Qualtrics can be found below. Interested researchers are encouraged to attend the orientations (no RSVP required).

To upload a study to the JCU SONA system, researchers need to send the following documents to the Administrator.

No. Documents Comments
1 Research Participation Program Download form here
2 Recruitment Poster Download template here
3 Ethics approval letter Obtained from Ethics Committee
4 Information sheet As in ethics application
5 Informed consent form (if any) As in ethics application

Researchers who need laboratory space to conduct studies should contact the eTechnician in charge: Lau Jue Hua. Classroom bookings for research purposes can be made via the JCU Singapore Facilities booking system.

Relevant Guides
Guide to Using Qualtrics for Data Collection
Guide to Integrating Qualtrics with the SONA system
Guide to Classrooms and Research Labs