Research Participation Studies

The Department of Communication Studies has always maintained an excellent reputation for research and scholarship, as well as for teaching. Types of research that faculty and students pursue include quantitative, qualitative, and mix-method research; interpretive and critical; textual, historical, ethnographic, and live performance.

One type of research relies on student participation in surveys and experiments, thereby enabling investigators to collect and analyze a large quantity of data. In Communication Studies, certain courses require students to participate in such research; other courses permit participation for extra credit. Please check with your instructor or check your course syllabus to see if participation is required or voluntary before you sign up for a study.

To expedite the process for recruiting and crediting students for research participation, the department uses an online system (the Research Participation System).

The Research Participation System provides an easy online method for you to sign up for research (only research conducted by Department members), to keep track of earned credit, and to allocate credits to your various courses.

To sign up for research, go to Research Participation System (log in page), and log in.

For details on how to sign up for research and start earning your credit, please see: RPS - Instructions for Students.

Researchers please read RPS - Instructions for Researchers for details on how to set up your studies in the system.


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