Once your application(s) for Human Subjects has been approved, you should email Dr. Garcia with your request for a researcher account on Sona Systems. All seniors are already entered as researchers. Your request should include your name and faculty sponsor (PI). You will then be given a logon and a password that will enable you to create multiple studies to post on-line. If you go to the website and logon you will have a home researcher page that will give you the ability and the access to post, maintain, and track multiple studies.
You may wish to prevent participants from signing up for your study just moments before it is scheduled to begin. You can specify a time, after which it will not be possible to sign up for a session.
As participants participate in your experiment you will need to assign credits and penalties for their participation. From the “Timeslots” page you can see how many people, and who has signed up for a particular appointment time. After the appointment start time has passed, you may Credit or Penalize the participant by:
After participants participate in your experiment you must assign them a Credit or Penalty as soon as possible. This is the only way participants can receive credit, so it is important to give them their credit in a timely manner.
Once a participant signs up for an appointment in your experiment you will have the option to cancel his or her appointment from the “Timeslots” page. This is a powerful option because it lets you cancel appointments subjects have made without notifying them or obtaining their permission. If you do use this option be sure that you and the subject have agreed to it beforehand. The intended use of the Cancel option is to allow experimenters to free up an appointment when a subject cancels by contacting the experimenter directly rather than by using the website. Note that an e-mail confirmation of the cancellation will be sent to the student automatically.
A participant has the right to leave the experiment at any time. If the participant chooses to leave prior to signing the Informed Consent document, you cannot give them a penalty and take away a point, but neither should you award them a credit. If a participant has already signed the Informed Consent document and then withdraws from the study, the experimenter has the discretion to award credit if he or she judges the withdrawal to have been made in good faith.
Areas of Study
Burton D Morgan Hall930 College MallWooster, OH 44691Phone: 330-263-2302Fax: 330-263-2276
1189 Beall Avenue, Wooster, Ohio 44691. (330) 263-2000
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