The College of Business Research Participation System is designed to enhance students’ understanding of, and appreciation for, the nature and methods of empirical research as conducted within the College of Business disciplines.
The final day for participation is the Wednesday prior to the beginning of online exams for the regular semester. Note that there is no guarantee that studies will actually be offered this late in the semester. It is in the students’ best interest to check the participant system website every week.
For each two-page research paper that you write, you will receive 1 credit. For example, if you are required to complete 2 credits and have completed one credit of research studies but cannot participate in any further research, you would need to read and write one two-page report to fulfill your 2 credits of research requirements. If you opt to not do any of the research studies, you must write two 2-page reports. You should expect to spend at least one hour reading and writing your report, but in many cases and depending on the student it may take longer. The last day to submit a reading assignment will be the last day of classes.
After submitting your report to your professor, he/she will record your credit earned; however, if you would like the credit to be posted to your SONA System account, please have your professor send a brief confirmation that the alternative assignment has been met via email to the SONA Administrator at BUSResearchPool@uhcl.edu.
The first time a student is discovered actively sharing information about studies he or she has participated in, that student will receive a warning. The second time this occurs, the student will lose the privilege of participating in the participant pool and will need to earn his or her credits through alternative methods.