|Title of project||Restrictions on participants||OK for 300-level and higher courses?||OK for ELI?||Main Activity||Location for participation||Sign up||Researcher|
|Comprehension and Perception of Non-native Speech||open to all undergraduate students||yes||no||listening to audio files and transcribing or responding to questions about them||General lab||On hold||Hitoshi Nishizawa|
|Comprehension and Production of Sentences in First and Second Language Acquisition||Native speakers of English; Native speakers of Korean who are second language learners of English||yes||yes||Rating sentences in English||SLAB||Sign up||Haerim Hwang|
|English speakers’ perception of speech||native speakers of English||yes||no||listening to audio recordings and selecting syllables||Phonetics lab, Gen lab, Slab||On hold||Peter Chong|
|Understanding Sentences in Tagalog||Must be a fluent speaker of Tagalog||yes||yes||looking at pictures, listening to Tagalog sentences, answering Tagalog questions||Tracker Lab||Sign up||Ivan Bondoc|
|Word Learning||Native speakers of English with no knowledge of Chinese||yes||no||learning and recognizing words (includes eye-tracking)||Tracker lab||On hold||Wenyi Ling|
How to participate in the research option (18 years or older, only)
To sign up for a research project:
- Look at the list of research projects listed above.
- You must be 18 years of age or older to participate.
- Read the restrictions carefully to make sure you can participate. If
the restrictions say “normal or corrected-to-normal vision”, you CAN participate if you
wear glasses or contact lenses. At least one project per semester will be open to any
student. However, there may be a limited number of participation slots available.
- Sign up following the directions for each study.
- Please, BE ON TIME. If you are not on time for your appointment, you
may have to reschedule, or may be unable to participate in that project.
- If you don’t like any of the current options, check back later in the semester.
At the research activity:
The researcher is required to describe the activity and get your consent to
participate before you begin. In most studies, you are doing a simple and ordinary
activity, such as reading words or sentences from a computer screen. All studies in
this program have been reviewed by the UH Committee on Human Studies.
Ask the researcher to explain anything you don’t understand about the activity.
This is an opportunity for you to learn more about research in linguistics, and the
careers of researchers in linguistics. Please feel free to ask the researcher things
like how he or she got interested in this topic.
At the end of the study, the researcher will give you a written description that describes the project (a “feedback” form). You can use this to help you answer questions that get turned into your instructor, but please do not share it with other students. Be sure to ask the researcher questions if you do not understand the value or purpose of the study, and how it relates to your class.
To get credit for participation, the researcher will activate access for you to the online project-feedback page. See the instructions on the right sidebar for more information about getting credit.