HPR_Student_Instructions2009-2010 - MICHIGAN STATE...

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MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY--DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY Participation in Psychological Research : Information for Students As part of your psychology course, you are encouraged to participate in research projects conducted or supervised by the faculty of the department. The purpose of such participation is to give you some direct experience with real experiments and to give you a better idea of how the work of psychology is actually carried out. Participation is a course requirement for all sections of PSY 101. SPECIAL NOTE: Students under 18 years of age may not participate in experiments without parental consent. Special options have been created for students under 18 to meet the participation requirement. Contact Leslie Baldwin, the Human Subject Pool Secretary in Room 231, Psychology Building if you are under 18 and want to learn more about these options. Steps in Research Participation : Registering as a Participating Student . The purpose of this handout is to go over some of the things you will need to know before participating in psychological research. The first step is registering. This, like nearly all your scheduling activities is handled through a site on the Internet/World Wide Web. Its address is: http://psychology.msu.edu/HPRSystem/ And you can access it using standard Web browsers (such as Netscape or Microsoft Explorer) from any campus microcomputer lab facility. (If you don't know how to do this, ask the attendants at the facility to get you to the site.) This will bring you to the Participant login page . The first time you visit this page you must create your account. Click on the button that says Create an account - you will be directed to the page that says Enter the Account Creation ID . This semester your Account Creation ID is psych2009– in the box used to enter the access code, type it just like this (in lower case), then click on Enter. You will now see the registration page - provide all the requested information. Once your account is created, you will be able to log directly into the system with your user ID and e- mail address. . If you have participated in the HPR in previous semesters you will need to create a new account. ****Among other things you will be asked to select the course and section number to which you wish to have your
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