Instructions for Primary Investigators

The Department of Psychology is committed to teaching Weber State University students that the discipline of psychology is based on the scientific method. Students are required to complete 2.5 hours (10 credits; 1 credit = 15 minutes) of research activities. They may choose from three options:
  1. Act as participants in psychology related research projects.
  2. Observe research as it is being conducted and write up the observations.
  3. Review professional journal articles and submit article reviews.  (For more details see link)
In order to facilitate introductory student’s participation in research activity, the Introductory Psychology Student Panel was created. This document specifies the policies and procedures related to using the panel. It is critical that these policies are followed as they protect the ethical rights of the participant. Any violation of these policies may lead to permanent restrictions on your use of the panel. It is the responsibility of the Primary Investigator (faculty not student) to assure that these policies and procedures are followed.  

The following flow chart will guide student and faculty members through the procedures required to use the panel. Detailed documentation procedures are linked from the corresponding steps.  


 
      
  

Additional Policies

Use of Qualtrics: Only psychology faculty are authorized to use the Qualtrics program for research purposes aside from tracking student participation. Psychology students or BIS students may use the program under the direction of a psychology faculty member.

Use of Introductory Psychology Research Participant PanelIndividuals outside of the Department of Psychology must request permission to use the Introductory Psychology Student Panel.  Click here for more information.

Qualtrics Account Deactivation: All student and non-psychology faculty accounts will be deactivated on the last day of the semester.

Survey Deactivation: To get credit for research participation students must have participated by 2 weeks before the last day of class. Student participation will not count after that date. Your study will close automatically on the day that you provide in the Project Activation Request.

Survey Ownership: At the end of the semester all surveys will be assigned to the supervising faculty member.

Qualtrics Account Reactivation: To reactivate a student or non-psychology faculty account at the beginning of the next semester click and follow the instructions provided. Please note that all reactivation requests must be completed by the supervising faculty member.

Survey Reactivation: To reactivate a survey at the beginning of the next semester click and follow the instructions provided. Please note that all reactivation requests must be completed by the supervising faculty member.


 

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