An Exploratory Study into the Use of Psychology Participant Panels in Psychology Departments in the United Kingdom
Hodgetts, Helen M.
British Psychological Society
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Psychology Participant Pools (PPP) are known to be used within psychology departments in the United Kingdom as a way to promote understanding of psychological research and as a means to aid students and researchers to collect data. However, there is currently no information regarding the different practices undertaken in each department. This article represents a first exploration in this endeavour by asking representatives from these departments to complete a survey. General findings revealed that the number of studies conducted were either under 20 or over 40, Level 4 students had to obtain slightly more credits than Level 5 students, a range of activities were observed for those participants who did not obtain all their credits, and the PPP was more often than not tied to a research methods module. Despite receiving responses from around only a third of departments, the results revealed a wide range of behaviours across the departments. We feel that these are useful for departments who wish to establish, or update, their own PPP, but also recognise that a larger study is required to more accurately capture the use of PPPs in the United Kingdom.
Psychology Teaching Review;
Perham, N., Hodgetts, H., Sanders, L.D. and Heggs, D. (2017) 'An Exploratory Study into the Use of Psychology Participant Panels in Psychology Departments in the United Kingdom', Psychology Teaching Review, 23(2), pp.80-86.
This article was published in Psychology Teaching Review in 2017
Cardiff Metropolitan University (Grant ID: Cardiff Metropolian (Internal))
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