If you are interested in participating in experiments, follow these steps:
- When a researcher schedules a new experiment, a subset of eligible people will be invited from the database of registered individuals.
- You may not receive invitations to certain experiments, even if you would have been eligible to participate.
- If you are not invited to an experiment then you cannot participate in that experiment.
- Invitations will come via email. If you wish to sign up for a particular experiment, simply follow the directions in the email.
- You are never obligated to participate in any experiment if you do not want to.
- To stop receiving future invitations, simply un-register your account on this website.
- You will receive a confirmation email after signing up that gives further instructions on how to participate in that experiment.
- Often, more people than are needed are recruited for an experiment. In those cases, the extra participants will be paid a show-up fee and dismissed. You are not guaranteed to participate; in any experiment you may be chosen to be dismissed for a show-up fee.
- The system tracks no-shows. If you sign up but don't show up to multiple experiments, you will not receive invitations to future experiments.
- You will typically be paid in cash at the end of the experiment based on your performance. No minimum payment is guaranteed, but most studies pay an average of around $15/hour. Of course, your payment can be much higher or much lower depending on the particular experiment, the choices you make, choices others make, and good or bad luck.
- If you have issues or concerns with an experiment, your payment, or the way you were treated, please contact the following people, in this order:
- The experimenter running the experiment.
- The lab manager (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The associate lab director (Prof. Healy)
- The senior lab director (Prof. Kagel)
- The OSU Institutional Review Board (http://orrp.osu.edu/irb)
For questions please contact email@example.com.