Monday, May 9, 2016

Summary of Psychology Department Research, Spring 2016

The spring 2016 semester was a busy one for the Psychology Department faculty and students.  Over the course of the semester 16 researchers collected data from 161 participants (PSYC 101 students) who make up our participant pool.  The department ran a total of 13 different research projects, with three of those projects being online surveys that were delivered via Sona Systems or Survey Monkey.  Overall, our participants earned 1,563 research 'credits'.  As one credit amounts to 15 minutes worth of research participation, this means that our department gathered approximately 390 continuous hours of data collection over the course of the semester.  Students that were involved in this research were doing data collection as part of a class (PSYC 310), as a research assistant to one of our departmental faculty, or as an independent study (PSYC 498).  Overall, it was a productive semester in the research lab!