Psychology students recruiting participants online must use Qualtrics when they reach their final year.

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Level 4 and Level 5 psychology students must complete 2 online studies and earn at least 10 SONA credits per year before they can use Qualtrics or SONA for their dissertation in Level 6. This gives students really valuable experience of participating in studies, and enables dissertation students reach ambitious  recruitment targets. Dissertation students  award participants 1 SONA credit for every survey they complete. Members of the public can also participate.

For… dissertation students new to Qualtrics: 

You will gain access to your Qualtrics account when you attend one of the dissertation workshops for online recruitment. Look out for an e-mail about these workshops in the first semester. Your study won’t go live until you request approval from your supervisor, so please feel free to experiment as soon as you have your account. Qualtrics is easy to use, and you can put your study up yourself with no help if you’d prefer.

For… Level 4,5 and 6 psychology students who want to participate

You can start participating in online studies at any time. You must complete  2 online studies per year. You must also earn 10 SONA credits per year – participation in online studies goes towards your SONA credits credits, but can earn a maximum 2 SONA credits from this. You receive 1 SONA credit for every survey you complete. All psychology students are strongly encouraged to take part in as many studies as they can as they will be helping dissertation students and gaining insight that will definitely help when it comes to dissertation time and thinking about a career! A prize for the Level 4 and Level 5 student participating in the most studies will be awarded at the next BUDS conference.

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For… Anybody else who wants to participate in psychology studies: 

Anybody can participate in studies, not just students. You can participate by clicking on the link provided with each study. If you find a study interesting, feel free to share it on social media or send it to friends to help the researchers reach their recruitment numbers.

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