Help SONIC Lab researchers study teamwork by playing a computer game!
This research study investigates how teams work together to solve complex problems. Participants are asked to attend a session at SONIC Lab where they play a strategy-based multi-player PC game. No prior experience or personal equipment is necessary; we train and equip all participants during the session.
If you wish to participate in the MTS Study, please carefully read all the following information before registering for a session.
- Registration is open to English speakers between 16-35 years of age.
- If you have participated in the MTS study previously, or any SONIC-affiliated study, you are NOT eligible to participate again.
- The session lasts approximately 3.5 hours, between 5:45-9:30 PM.
- Participants will receive a $35 prepaid card..
- Participants that reside in a NON-Evanston zip code are eligible for a travel stipend in the form of a $15 prepaid card.
- NON-Evanston residents must REQUEST the travel stipend and present PROOF-OF-RESIDENCE IN A NON-Evanston zip code when they check-in
- Accepted forms of Proof-of-Residence include:
- Mail addressed to you from the last 365 days
- Your current lease?
- An Illinois State ID
- NOTE: An Out-of-state ID will NOT be accepted as Proof-of-Residence
- All participants need a government issued ID in order for us to verify your name and age
- NOTE: a student ID is NOT sufficient
- Northwestern students under 18 must bring their Northwestern WildCARD to participate.
- Non-Northwestern students under 18 must present a signed Parental Consent Form upon arrival.
- The session will take place at the SONIC Lab, room 1-459 in the Francis Searle Building. There will be a research assistant in the lobby to direct you when you arrive.
- Please let us know if you must cancel your appointment at least 24hrs in advance!
To Sign Up:
To participate on Thursday July 30th, 2015, or Wednesday August 5th, 2015, sign up here.
To be notified about upcoming sessions:
Please sign up for the MAILING LIST below to be notified when new sessions are posted.
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This study is conducted by Professor Noshir Contractor, School of Communication, and was approved by Northwestern University’s IRB [STU00031942].