Undergraduate Research Participant Pool

Welcome Fall / Winter  2018-2019  Psychology 1010.06 Students

The URPP gives students the opportunity to earn up to 4% toward their PSYC 1010 grade. Specifically, students can earn 4% by participating in 8 hours of research, with students in full year sections of 1010 completing 4  hours in the fall and  4  in the winter. To understand how the URPP works, read the URPP student handout.

If you have any questions, please email URPP .

View video below to learn more about the value of participating in the URPP.

Read SONA System Manual for students. Please note that not all features mentioned in this document have been enabled for the URPP.

View video below of SONA system manual. Please note that not all features mentioned in this video have been enabled for the URPP.

For more information about how the grading system works please read this URPP student handout

URPP IMPORTANT DATES

After  April 12th 2019  there can be no corrections made to a student's URPP participation credits or that portion of a student's  PSYC 1010.06 final grade.

Fall / Winter Term  2018-2019 Dates:

  • Fall Term Begins:  September 5th, 2018
  • Paper Stream Sign-up Deadline:  October 19th, 2018
  • Paper Stream Submission Deadline:  April 1st, 2019
  • URPP Closes (Fall):  December 14th, 2018
  • URPP Reopens (Winter):  January 3rd, 2019
  • Last day to participate in Research: April 4th, 2019
  • Appeals Week: April 5th – April 12th, 2019

Fall Term 2018 Dates:

  • Fall Term Begins:  September 5th, 2018
  • Paper Stream Sign-up Deadline:  October 19th, 2018
  • Paper Stream Submission Deadline: December 10th, 2018
  • Last day to participate in research:  December 14th, 2018
  • Appeals Week: December 15th – December 21st, 2018

Winter Term 2019 Dates:

  • Winter Term Begins: January 3rd, 2019
  • Paper Stream Sign-up Deadline: February 8th, 2019
  • Paper Stream Submission Deadline:  April 1st, 2019
  • Last day to participate in research: April 4th, 2019
  • Appeals Week: April 5th – April 12th, 2019

Paper Stream Option

Paper Stream Requirements:

Instead of participating in research, students will be required to read a research article assigned by the URPP and write a 5-page, double-spaced, typed review of the study reported in the article in your own words.

Your paper will be marked out of 8 for a total of 4%. If you want to participation in the paper stream, you must email us by, October 19th, 2018 (F/W & Fall Terms) OR February 8th 2019 (Winter Term).Instructions will be provided via email to students who elect to participate in the Paper Stream Option after the sign-up deadline

Papers must be submitted by the Paper Stream deadline applicable to your section of PSYC 1010. Anything received later than that will not be accepted.

The paper must:

  • Detail the key issues.

  • Clearly state the purpose of the article and of each study.

  • Describe the basic methodology used in each study.

  • Summarize the results and conclusions.

  • Critique the article/studies (point out strengths and weaknesses) and provide suggestions for future research. These should be your own ideas and should not be taken directly from the article.

If you quote directly from a source please cite the source appropriately in APA format. That being said, there should be little or no need for you to quote directly from the source and multiple quotations will not be accepted as a substitute for summarizing and critiquing the article in your own words.

Plagiarism is a serious academic offence and will result in a grade of 0. For information on plagiarism and how to avoid it click here.


 

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