Undergraduate Research Participant Pool

Welcome  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 completing eight (8) URPP credit by participating in psychological research at York University. Each 30 minute of research participation is given 0.5 URPP credits.

We offer both online and in-lab studies.  All in-lab studies will be granted an additional 0.5 credit (e.g., 30 minute in-lab study = 1.0 URPP credits).

To understand how the URPP works, read URPP handout;

Contact us by  email URPP  with any questions.

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 hanout;

Contact us by  email URPP  with any questions.


URPP IMPORTANT DATES

After April 14th, 2020 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.

  • Term FALL 2019
    • Begins: September 4th, 2019
    • Paper Stream Sign-up Deadline: October 18th, 2019
    • Paper Stream Submission Deadline: December 9th, 2019
    • Last day to participate December 15th, 2019
    • Appeals Week: December 16th – December 22nd, 2019

 

  • Term FALL / WINTER 2019 - 2020
    • Begins: September 4th, 2019
    • Paper Stream Sign-up Deadline: October 18th, 2019
    • Paper Stream Submission Deadline: April 1st, 2020
    • Last day to participate: April 6th, 2020
    • Appeals Week: April 7th – April 14th, 2020

 

  • Term WINTER 2020
    • Begins: January 6th, 2020
    • Paper Stream Sign-up Deadline: February 10th, 2020
    • Paper Stream Submission Deadline: April 1st, 2020
    • Last day to participate: April 6th, 2020
    • Appeals Week: April 7th – April 14th, 2020

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 subject to grading by URPP Teaching Assistants. Thus, completing paper stream option does not guarantee you will receive the full 4% grade,whereas completing research participation credits does. If you want to participate in the paper stream option email us no later than following;

  • FALL & YEAR TERMS: October 18th 2019 
  • WINTER TERM;  February 10th 2020

Detailed instructions and a grading rubric will be provided via email to students who elect to participate in the Paper Stream Option.

Papers must be submitted by the Paper Stream deadline applicable to your section of PSYC 1010. Anything received later t will not be accepted. This policy is strictly enforced

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.

Contact us by  email URPP  with any questions.


 

URPP Information for Researchers