Each student will be asked to complete 4 credits worth of studies during the semester. Studies can be valued at 1 credit. The fifth credit being awarded for registration in the REP system during the first two weeks of the semester. At the end of the semester students may learn the general context of the research in which they participated, its particular purpose, and how this study contributes to the development of business knowledge. In some cases, students may also receive a summary of the study’s findings.
Student participation is maintained in the Miller College of Business online system by the Subject Pool Administrator. Regardless of how REP units are completed, students must register online by Sunday, September 3, 2023. Further information and instructions for registering and signing-up to participate in a research study are provided below.
Below are detailed instructions for students who wish to satisfy their REP requirements by participating in research sessions.
If you have questions, comments, or concerns please email REP@bsu.edu.
To register, please go to: https://bsu-miller.sona-systems.com
On the home page you will see a “Miller College of Business - Research Experience Program” click on the “Request Account” link to request a participant account. When you register on the website, it is important to accurately enter your name, user ID, BSU email address, student ID number, and course and section number. Once you have registered, you will be able to view research sessions that are available. Research sessions will take place between Monday, August 27, 2023 and Friday, December 8, 2023. Specific dates and times of open research sessions will be posted.
Students should regularly check the above website to learn about available research sessions, which will only be posted online. You will see the date, location (i.e., lab or online), and a description of each research session. You must book an appointment for a session on this website. Availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Do not email your MKG 300 or MGT 300 instructor to sign up for a session.
Research session may be Internet-based or laboratory-based. For Internet-based sessions, you can participate online following the instructions that are provided. For laboratory-based sessions, you have to show up at the announced location on the designated date and time. Please note the time and place of a session. If you do not show up for your session, the researcher may not allow you to schedule a second session. First, be sure the cancellation deadline has not passed. Please note you can cancel in Sona (the online system) should you need to cancel a session, and do so before the cancellation deadline.
Make sure you sign the sign-in sheet at your research session if it takes place in a laboratory setting. This will enable the researcher to assign you credit for participating in the research session. Please note that your responses will remain strictly confidential and will not be retained in any file by your name. Further, all analyses reported will involve only summaries of anonymous responses.
- If you wait until the end of the semester to sign-up for research sessions, you may have trouble finding studies in which to participate. The last day to participate in an experiment is Friday, December 8, 2023.
- All studies in the REP have been reviewed for compliance with the BSU Human Research Review Committee before you can participate in them. This review assures that there are no unethical research protocols and that the outcomes of the research benefit you and the general public.
- Any questions about the REP or concerns about a particular research session or researcher should be brought to the attention of the Subject Pool Administrator (REP@bsu.edu), not your MKG 300 or MGT 300 instructor.
- There is a “three strikes” policy for research participation. If you accumulate three unexcused absences for research appointments, you will be permanently unable to participate in research in the future. Avoid this by scheduling appointments conscientiously, and notifying researchers if you are unable to make an appointment. Even if the cancellation deadline has passed, and you know that you cannot make the appointment, contact the researcher anyway. It will be at his/her discretion to assign your absence as either excused or unexcused.