Experiments/Studies — Fall 2015
Study in the Department of Computer ScienceThe Department of Computer Science's Dr. Bei Xiao is conducting an experiment on visual and tactile properties of fabric. It will take a subject around 1.5-2 hours to do. The pay will either be $10 cash or extra credit. The contact to gain more details or make an appointment is Laura at email@example.com.
Energy Drinks Study
Research Participants Wanted: Earn up to $220
The Behavioral Pharmacology and Health Promotion (BPHP) Laboratory at AU is recruiting individuals to participate in a study investigating energy drinks. Participants will be asked to consume and rate energy drinks for six weeks while attending 7 lab visits. Participants can earn up to $220 for their full participation in the study. If you are interested in learning more about this study or if you would like to participate, please contact Kristina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsor: Psychology Department
Contact: Kristina Murani, email@example.com
Research Experience Blackboard
Study 1: Perception of Media Images
IRB Approval Number: 15135
Experimenter's name: Aria Wiseblatt Contact Info: (631)560-9043;firstname.lastname@example.org Time Commitment: 25-30 minutes Eligibility requirements: AU student, female, between the ages of 18 and 30 Description of the Study:We are currently recruiting female undergraduate and graduate students ages 18 to 30 for a research study. The aim of the study is to learn about people's perceptions of media images. The study takes about 30 minutes and involves completing questionnaires and viewing media images. Participants will receive $5 in cash or .5 research credits.
Study 2 Prejudice in a sample of DC-based University
International Students: Examining the role of Acculturative Stress and Perceived Discrimination
IRB Approval number: # 15125
Experimenter's name: Alana Perez (AU ID 4082297)
Contact info: email@example.com / 240-437-9211Time Commitment: 1 hour
Number of credits: 1 creditEligibility requirements: Full time international undergraduate studentStudy Description: The present research is aimed at getting a better sense of intercultural relations and experiences of international college students. The study explores prejudice, stress that stems from trying to acculturate to the US culture, and experiences of discrimination. Upon completion of the online questionnaire, you will be able to set up a 5-minute meeting in person or via Skype with the investigator who can award your one research credit and answer any questions you have regarding the study.
Study 3: Perceived Similarity of Musical Instrument Timbres IRB: 12164
Experimenter's Name: James Lastra Contact: JL5190a@student. american.edu OR 704.964.9393
Time Commitment: ~1 hour Credits: 1Eligibility: No significant impairment of hearing or vision. Description: Musical timbre is the element of sound that differentiates a piano from a trumpet when both are playing the same pitch and at an equal level of intensity. The nature of musical timbre is not fully understood yet, despite a great deal of research investigating the phenomenon. This study seeks to examine the perceived similarity between various musical instrument tones across individuals in an attempt to advance the current literature.