Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Summary of Psychology Department Research Activities, Fall 2014 Semester

Psychology department faculty and students were busy in the research lab this semester, using Sona Systems to manage 19 different studies involving 22 researchers (3 faculty members and 19 students).  Some students completed research related to class, others pursued independent studies projects, still others worked on honors theses, and some served as research assistants for faculty within the department.  There were 179 students enrolled in PSYC 101 that served as research participants, earning a total of 2,039 research units over the course of the semester.  As one unit is defined as a procedure that takes 15 minutes to complete, this amounts to over 500 hours of data collection that took place over the Fall 2014 semester.