MTS Experiment Sign-Up

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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Meghan McCarter
Study Coordinator

Noshir Contractor
Principal Investigator

If you have any questions, please e-mail

This study is conducted by Professor Noshir Contractor, School of Communication, and was approved by Northwestern University’s IRB [STU00031942].



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