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Research Participant Portal

The School of Psychology and Exercise Science’s On-line Research Participation Portal is a system designed to serve undergraduate students, postgraduate students, and staff.

If you are an undergraduate student in selected Psychology units (PSY141, BSC201, BSC302), you will gain valuable experience in different areas of psychological research, which will be helpful in understanding research described in your undergraduate units, and should assist in deciding which areas of psychology you are most interested in pursuing in your fourth year research project and beyond. Participation also helps you understand how psychological research is conducted, which is invaluable in preparing for conducting research in your fourth year research project and beyond. To get the most learning from this experience, it is recommended that you choose a wide range of research projects from those available, covering different psychological disciplines as well as different types of investigative methods (e.g., experimental, questionnaire, interactive). Details of the studies involve are provided in the Research Participant Portal advertisements (requires login). For most projects you will be able to access a report of the results (when available) through the Research Participant Portal website.

If you are a postgraduate student or staff member, the system supports the production of high quality research by providing access to a pool of participants for your research studies. When you provide volunteers with a professional research experience, you may attract students to your area of research, allowing you to recruit these students for fourth year and postgraduate studies.

Because Research Participant Portal is a secure site, personal details of volunteers remain confidential. Only projects that have been cleared by Murdoch University’s Human Research Ethics Committee are allowed to be advertised. Students participating for credit may choose to complete an alternative writing assignment (offered by the experimenter) if they do not consent to participating in the experiment itself (for more information, see the guides listed below). The documentation files offer technical instructions on how to use the Portal