RECRUITING PARTICIPANTS

Student participants make up the vast majority of subjects in the department. To post openings for subjects in experiments, the department uses SONA.

Step-by-step process to recruit through SONA:

  1. Consult with Meghan on how many subjects will need to be run, appropriate compensation and other subject related manners, as she will need to approve this beforehand.
  2. Contact Michelle Powers about getting a SONA account. 
  3. Enter your study into SONA at the start of the term.
  4. Post time slots in SONA.
  5. Monitor SONA regularly to see if subjects have signed up.

Recruiting community members:

You can also recruit non-student subjects by advertising through IRB-approved flyers. Good places to put up flyers:

  • The Upper Valley FaceBook page
  • The Upper Valley listserv
  • Bus stops
  • Around campus (there are bulletin boards in Baker-Berry Library, the Thayer engineering building, and other locations)

Make sure to list your contact info on the flyer; pull-off tabs help.