Calls for participants in various studies

Researchers are calling for participants in a variety of studies. Support your fellow students and colleagues by helping with their research:

Data Sonification

Research study: What does a bell-curve sound like?

Researchers: Dr Rich Boakes, Tom Ardern (Final Year Engineering Project student)

Time requirement: Five minutes

Description:  We present a challenge: can you listen to a sound and draw it?

The purpose of the challenge is to gather data that will help us convey information through auditory means (aka sonification).  There are many questions and potential avenues for further research. e.g.  Can humans reliably interpret data that is presented audibly instead of visually?  What techniques can and should we adopt when data is sonified?  To what extent is interpreting sonified data a skill that can be learned?  Are there limits to the amount of sonified data that can be interpreted at once?

Our aim (with this challenge) is to generate a data set that we can publish that should stimulate interest in this field of study.

Please visit http://sonified.co.uk to take the challenge.

Please note that participants will need a desktop computer with Google Chrome installed, due to the cutting edge nature of some of the web technologies involved.

Eyewitness Memory

Research study: Investigating eyewitness memory

At the Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth

Researchers: Dr. James Sauer, Daisy Henchy and Chloe Bartlett

Time requirement: Approx. 30 minutes

Researchers at the Department of Psychology, are recruiting now for a research study running until approximately the end of February 2013.

For this study participants will view four stimulated crime videos. Participants will then be questioned about the content of these videos. The study is conducted entirely on computer. You do not need to prepare anything for this study.

Participants will receive £5 as a thank you for their time.

If you are interested in taking part in this study please contact one of the researchers:

Daisy Henchy: daisy.henchy@myport.ac.uk OR Chloe Bartlett: chloe.bartlett@myport.ac.uk.

Eyewitness Memory and Vigilance

Research study: Investigating eyewitness memory and issues related to vigilance and emotional stimuli.

At the Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth

Researchers: Dr. Hartmut Blank, Dr. James Sauer and Emel Atuk

Time requirement: Approx. 30 minutes

Researchers at the Department of Psychology, are recruiting now for a research study running until approximately the end of February 2013.

For this study participants will view four stimulated crime videos. Participants will then perform a vigilance task that requires paying prolonged attention to pictures of highly emotional content (positive: flowers, landscapes and babies; negative: human and animal suffering). Participants will finally answer some questions relating to the video clips and make some judgements. If you do not wish to be exposed to the negative pictures then you should not participate in this study.

The study is conducted entirely on computer. You do not need to prepare anything for this study.

The only restrictions are not to have taken part in our previous research.

Participants will receive £5 as a thank you for their time.

If you are interested in taking part in this study please contact the researcher:  Emel Atuk on psy90209@myport.ac.uk.

Perceptions of Identification Evidence

Research study: Investigating individuals’ perceptions of identification evidence

At the Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth

Researchers: Dr. James Sauer and Emel Atuk

Time requirement: Approx. 30 minutes

Researchers at the Department of Psychology, are recruiting now for a research study running until approximately the end of February 2013.

Participants will be required to view two video recorded identification decisions and rate them on various factors. The study is conducted entirely on computer. You do not need to prepare anything for this study.

Participants will receive £5 as a thank you for their time.

If you are interested in taking part in this study please contact the researcher: Emel Atuk on psy90209@myport.ac.uk.

Online interactions

Research study: Two part study, investigating online interactions between people in a live online chat.

Researchers: Sarah Rohlfing and Prof Aldert Vrij.

Time requirements: 15 minutes for part one, 45-60 minutes for part two.

Participants can win £25 worth of vouchers (from company of choice).

If you are interested, please contact Sarah Rohlfing at sarah.rohlfing@port.ac.uk.

Cooperation in infancy

Research study: Investigating whether and how motor coordination of three month old infants facilitates early cooperative behaviours, during joint routines like nappy changing and playing.

Researchers: Valentina Fantasia, Dr. Vasu Reddy, Dr. Beatriz Lopez, Dr. Alan Costall.

Time requirement: 1 hour/1 hour and 30 minutes.

Participants will have any travel expenses reimbursed.

If you are interested please contact Valentina Fantasia at valentina.fantasia@port.ac.uk.

3 total comments on this postSubmit yours
  1. Our teacher Clear told us that you are looking for volunteers for your experiments. I think It is a good chance to practise my English.

  2. Hey there researchers, just wanted to know why is Sarah Rohlfing’ s e-mail not recognised, has the search for volunteers come to an end ? Thanks in advance.

    • Hello Elena,
      The email address for Sarah Rohlfing should be working now. It was only a technical fault and she is still looking for volunteers.

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