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Research Resources

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The department offers a wealth of services to assist with research and integration into the educational experience. These include:

General Resources

Psychology Research Pool

The Psychology Research Pool (PRP) is an administrative mechanism that (a) offers a convenient way for undergraduate students enrolled in psychology courses to gain experience with a broad range of psychological research, and (b) furnishes faculty and graduate students in the Psychology Department with participants for their research projects. Student participation in the PRP is entirely voluntary.

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Psychology Screening Survey

Many researchers in the Department of Psychology seek specific kinds of people to participate in their studies. For example, some researchers need students who speak more than one language; others need students who hold particular beliefs or have experienced a special life event. The Psychology Screening Survey (PSS) offered at the beginning of the quarter includes a range of questions that will allow researchers to determine who is eligible to participate in their studies.

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Qualtrics

The department has purchased a license for Quatrics, please read below for more information.

What we have:

  • Qualtrics Unlimited Departmental License, for the Department of Psychology, with use limited to Psychology faculty, staff, and students/postdocs.
  • Unlimited Surveys
  • Unlimited Responses
  • Unlimited Technical Support and Training.

Includes the following add-ons:

  • File-Upload - Survey respondents can attach files back to the survey creator. Learn more - here (Ex. File Upload Survey Example)
  • Off-line App. - Used for researchers who do data collection where online access is not available. Learn more - here
  • SMS Surveys (Distribution through text messaging)

To create an account, use this link and make sure you use your UW.edu email address to set it up.

SPSS

The Department of Psychology can provide perpetual licenses of SPSS v 19 to any faculty member for their on campus personal desktop computers and for their laboratory-related desktops (including on campus student desktops).

These licenses do not expire. These licenses are available for desktop machines that are located in departmental buildings. Licenses are not available for laptop machines that leave the building or for home computers. To access these licenses, please contact Doug Kalk.

The department currently does not offer licenses for SPSS versions newer than version 19. The newer licenses can be purchased via the university at a discount, and these licenses require an annual renewal.

Graduate students can purchase highly discounted home licenses via the university or can access SPSS freely via the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology cloud-based server here


Neuroscience Resources

Imaging Facilities

UW Psychology is a partner with the Department of Radiology in managing a research-dedicated Philips 3-Tesla MRI scanner for use in human neuro-imaging studies. Information about the scanner can be found at:
http://depts.washington.edu/mrlab/

Questions regarding the scanner can also be addressed to Co-Directors Geoffrey Boynton, Ione Fine, and Scott Murray.

Electrophysiology Research Facility

Brain ImageThe department manages a state-of-the-art BioSemi EEG system. The laboratory is located in the basement of Guthrie Hall. Questions regarding the scheduling and use of the system can be directed to the laboratory manager and senior research scientist, Mark Pettet, Ph.D.: pettetmw at gmail.com