The SONA system is available starting on the first day of classes (Tuesday, January 19, 2016) through the last day of classes (Friday, May 6, 2016).
Getting Started For Participants:
As a student in Psy 100, YOU DO NOT NEED TO REQUEST AN ACCOUNT. If this is your first time logging in to SONA, you can log in by putting your STUDENT ID NUMBER as your User ID and your last name (capitalize first letter) as your Password.
Once you have entered your login information, you will be taken to the pre-screen page which you must complete before your participant page will appear.
More details can be obtained here:
Experiments will begin being posted on the first day of classes and more will be added throughout the semester.
NOTE: IF YOU FAIL TO SHOW UP TO SCHEDULED RESEARCH APPOINTMENTS OR SHOW UP MORE THAN 5 MINUTES LATE, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE STUDY AND WILL RECEIVE A RESEARCH PENALTY. See the participant guidelines linked above for more detail.
Also note that you must be at least 18 to participate in SONA experiments - if you are under 18 years of age, or for any other reason are not able to participate in research studies, you may do ARTICLE SUMMARIES as a substitute for meeting this course requirement. Go
here, which contains a link to the online form you must fill out as well as an explanation of the requirements for doing article summaries and a list of the research articles that you can summarize. Clicking on an article will take you to an actual copy of that article.
Getting Started For Researchers:
All new research studies can now be submitted through the SONA system. Researchers that already have an account with SONA may continue to use their old User ID and password. Researchers without a SONA account should e-mail the system administrator to get an account set up. After approval by the Research Coordinator, you will then receive a User ID Number and Password. Enter the user ID # in the User ID box and the password given to you by the Subject Pool Administrator in the password box. This will take you to your user page, where you can monitor ongoing studies and create new ones.
A "Getting Started" guide for researchers can be obtained here:
A much more detailed researcher's guide can be obtained here:
Detailed Researcher Guidelines
It is suggested that new researchers carefully look over the detailed guide and provide copies to any graduate students conducting research through the SONA system.