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Requests for Research Participants

Researchers from UH and other institutions may seek college students to participate in studies. The list below includes such requests submitted to the UH College of Education. Please review requests carefully. Listing a request does not signify our endorsement. The most recent posting is always listed on top, and we will keep the listings for up to three months.

If you would like to have a request posted to this page, please fill out the Research Participant Request Form. Studies must be approved by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) to be listed.

Submitted Requests

Promoting HPV Vaccination among Young Adults in Texas
Posted: 6/28/2022

The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of various tailored HPV and HPV vaccine messaging interventions in college student samples. The study consists of surveys and educational materials. Participants can receive up to $100 for their participation.

Link to survey  

Maria Borjas
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX 77030 

Principal Investigator
Qian Lu (PI)

Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval number

Influence of Instructional Techniques on Virtual Reality Assembly Task
Posted: 6/7/2022

This research is being done to determine the most effective way to instruct and guide people to perform a task in a virtual reality experience. Due to virtual reality being a relatively new means of teaching and entertaining people, this research is attempting to find some of the best practices and techniques to assist anyone building VR experiences in the future.

This survey will require physical attendance on the UH campus and will take roughly 10 minutes to complete.

Upon completion, you will be given a proof of participation that can be exchanged at the Computer Science department (PGH 501) for a $10 gift card.

Contact for more details.

Brian Holtkamp (PI)
Graduate Student
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204 

Faculty Advisor
Dr. Chang Yun 

Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval number

Paid Research Study on Alcohol Use & Stress
Posted: 5/27/2022

If you are 21 years of age or older, English speaking, experienced a traumatic/stressful event, and drink alcohol, you might qualify for a research study. Researchers are conducting a study to learn more about how a brief treatment for people who use alcohol and have experienced a traumatic/stressful event may help improve their mental health. This study involves an in-person visit on the main UH campus ($25 gift card; parking fees covered) and two online follow-up surveys ($35 and $40 gift cards), which can be completed remotely/virtually – you can earn up to $100 in gift cards!

Link to survey 

Antoine Lebeaut (PI)
NIAAA NRSA Predoctoral Fellow
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Psychology
Houston, TX 77204 

Faculty Advisor
Anka A. Vujanovic, Ph.D.

Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval number

Multicultural Competence and Social Justice Advocacy on Behalf of Immigrants
Posted: 4-6-2022

The purpose of the study is to explore the relationships between multicultural competencies and social justice advocacy efforts on behalf of immigrants among mental health trainees and practicing psychologists. Grounded in the Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies (MSJCC) framework, the current study aims to test one conceptual path model to examine the relationships between participants’ immigration status and the aspirational competencies and social justice advocacy on behalf of immigrants among counseling psychology and clinical psychology graduate students, and early career mental health professionals. The survey includes questions about mental health trainees and professionals experiences that are related to their clinical work, their perceived multicultural competence, and social justice efforts on behalf of immigrants. ​​The results of this study may inform counseling and clinical psychology doctoral programs and competency work among practicing psychologists when working with immigrant clients.

Link to survey 

Beatriz Suro

Faculty Advisor
Germán A. Cadenas (PI)
Assistant Professor
Lehigh University/College of Education
Bethlehem, PA 18015 

Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval number

Examining pre-service teachers' perceptions toward translanguaging in a teacher education program

This study explores student-teachers' perceptions about language use in the classroom, with a threefold goal to understand: what students think about translanguaging, how their perceptions about translanguaging relate to language ideology, and whether/not these predict self-efficacy for future teaching of emergent bilinguals. The 5-10 minute survey is anonymous, and students' input will be extremely valuable for providing insight into current teacher education.

Eligibility - In Teaching & Learning program and pursuing one of the following: EC-6 generalist, EC-6 bilingual generalist, EC-6 generalist with ESL/SPED supplemental, EC-6 generalist and SPED, ELAR 4-8, Math 4-8, Social studies/history 4-8, Science 4-8. Enrolled in student teaching and 18 years or older.

Link to survey 

Grace Lee (PI)
Research & Teaching Assistant, Department of Curriculum and Instruction 
University of Houston, College of Education
Houston, TX 77004

Faculty Advisor
Jie Zhang
Associate professor 
University of Houston, College of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval number