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Guidance for online recruitment

Here are a few documents that provide additional guidance for online recruitment. If you’re a psychology student, please note that these documents are meant to be used as an addition to the online recruitment workshop that you would have attended.

Getting started Summary of key
functions for those
who have already
attended the workshop.
Download guide
Question types Overview
of all question types
that can be created
with Qualtrics
Brief guide Detailed guide
Uploading graphics
to surveys
How to upload images,
audio, and video files to your surveys
Brief guide Detailed guide
Hot spot questions How to create hot
spot questions
in your survey
Brief guide Detailed guide
Heat map questions How to create heat
maps in your survey
Brief guide Detailed guide
Timing questions How to record click
times and submission
times in your survey
Brief guide Detailed guide
Randomisation How to randomise
answer choices,
questions, and blocks
Brief guide Detailed guide
Importing survey data to SPSS How to get your data
from Qualtrics to SPSS
Download guide
Guide for supervisors Collaborating
with students and
approving studies
Download guide

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Qualtrics is an easy to use web-based survey tool to conduct survey research and other data collection research. It can be used for simple Likert type responses as well as free text questions, what’s more it has the ability to ask more complex questions, do all sorts of randomisation and present a wide range of stimuli such as images and videos.  Qualtrics is easy to use to build surveys, distribute surveys and analyse responses – all from any online location, any time you need!

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

Level 4 and Level 5 psychology students must complete 2 online studies and earn at least 10 participation credits from taking part in face to face studies 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 1 participation credit for every online survey participants complete. Members of the public can also participate.

For… dissertation students new to Qualtrics who want to create a survey and recruit

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. Guidance will appear here in due course.

Click here to log in to Qualtrics.

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 surveys per year. You must also earn 10 participation 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 participation 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.

Click here to see available studies.

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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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