POLS-Lab has the capacity to administer lab-based survey experiments using Qualtrics Survey Software to 22 subjects per session. Each station is equipped with headphones. 10 stations can be equipped with video cameras. We also administer surveys online to student and non-student subject pools.
purpose of this website is to provide information and resources to experimental
researchers, including information about upcoming or ongoing
studies associated with POLS-Lab.
POLS-LAB needs student subjects. If you are willing to give extra credit to your students for participating in experiments, please register your class with the Class Registration Form. We'll send you information on how your students can sign up for Sona and provide you with a list of participation credits they've received at the end of the semester.
Students can sign up for studies through Political Science and Public Administration's SONA site:
Omnibus StudiesWe run Omnibus Studies each semester. We'll have one lab study (LSE) and up to two online modules (OSE1 and OSE2), depending on the number of projects and needs if researchers. Lab studies may contain video and audio. Projected subject pool size is 200 for the Lab studies 250 to 350 for each online study. If you are interested in creating a module to include on one of the studies in the fall, please contact email@example.com or Dr. Cherie Maestas@uncc.edu.
Content for fall is due by September 15. Content for spring is due January 15. See Researcher Instructions
If you are interested in proposing an experimental study for one of the omnibus studies in fall or spring, please complete the Researcher Proposal Form. Graduate and undergraduate students must have a faculty sponsor willing to review their experiments.
See our Resources page for links to study pre-registrations sites, power calculators, and a library of journal articles and book chapters related to experimental methods and subject pool comparisons.