The School of Communication Studies Research Participation System (CSRPS) is intended to be a learning experience for students. Students enrolled in COMS 1010, 1030, 1100, and 2020 are required to participate in a research study or complete an alternative assignment (journal article summary) to earn 2% of their course grade. Instructors of other courses may voluntarily include their students in the research pool for either course credit or extra credit. The research participation requirement (whether it be participation in research or summarizing research articles) is intended to familiarize students with current communication research topics and techniques.
NOTE: This is a different system than the Psychology Research Pool
Information for Students
To complete the prescreening questionnaire, sign up for studies, or check your credit: Log in to the Research Participation System
To report a complaint about any aspect of your research participation, please fill out the Research Pool Complaint Form.
Click here to be taken to the Alternative Assignment page.
Information for Instructors
For information about and instructions for using the system, please see Step-by-Step Instructions for Instructors (PDF).
Instructors for COMS 1010, 1030, 1100, and 2020 as well as another other courses voluntarily using the system, should include this information in their syllabus.
If you are an instructor of a course other than COMS 101, 103, 110, or 342 and you wish you include your class in the Research Participation System, contact the Research Pool Administrator at least two weeks before the start of the term.
Information for Researchers
To request to conduct research using the CSRPS, fill out an Application at least two weeks before the start of the term. You must also have IRB approval for your study two weeks prior to the start of the term.
Please direct any questions to the Research Pool Administrator