Psych Pool

Earn extra credit and learn what the research process is like for subjects by volunteering to participate in research projects.

Why participate in research studies?

The information you read  in your textbooks and learn about in courses comes from studies just like those being conducted at UMKC. Because you attend a research-intensive university, you have the unique opportunity to collaborate with faculty and also to participate in their research projects as a participant, to learn about the process from both sides.

Many faculty members offer extra credit for research participation. Some of the studies offer to compensate you for your time.

Some projects require you to come to one of the faculty labs at 5030 Cherry Hall, while some can be completed online. Some of the studies require your time for a very short period and others are more involved.

How do I sign up?

  1. Read Participant Policies and Procedures
  2. Log in to Psych Pool
    1. If you already have an account, log in with your user ID and password.
    2. If this is your frst time logging in, select ”Request Account.” Fill in your first and last name, user ID, email address and phone number. You will receive an email with your user ID and an automatically generated password, which you may change after logging in.
  3. Use the Study Sign-Up to view and enroll in studies.
  4. At the bottom of the page is the list of courses for which the instructor is allowing research participation credit. You may select one or more of the courses in which you are currently enrolled, or you may select “Participate for no credit” if you’re not enrolled in any of these classes and will not be receiving course credit for participation.

Please make a note of the building and room number, date and time of your appointment, as well as the name of the experimenter. 

After you participate, the experimenter should assess credit (unless this is a paid study) within 24 hours. If you have not received credit after 24 hrs, contact the experimenter. The use of factoring these credits into your class grade is at the discretion of the instructor.

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