SONA is a research website that allows administrators and researchers to launch research out to participants on their campus that allows easy access and easy sign up for participants and researchers to track study times and study sign-ups. Surveys can be in person and online and allow for easy sign up where people can take the survey and get credit for taking it right away.
Contact information for technical support:
Call number: +1 (800) 775-3772
How to reset your password is easy just click on the forgot password button that is next to the login page and type in your UTM email address and go through the stages of resetting your password.
Students should already have a specific set up account with their username being their UTM username and their password was sent to them via Sona Research participant system. If student did not receive email check spam folder and also let professor know.
First go to https://utmartin.sona-systems.com/default.aspx?logout=Y once at the login page click on the request account button next to the login button. Fill out the information don’t forget to use your UTM user ID for the User ID and UTM email address as the email address. Also, DON’T FORGET TO PUT YOUR BIRTHDAY. There will be several studies that will have age restrictions and you will not be able to see them if you do not put in your birthday. Once you fill out all the information and choose your course that you are enrolled in click on the request account button and you should have an account.
To get credit for a survey one must complete the survey all the way till the end to the login page and once finished completely you will receive an email notification letting you know that you finished the survey and were granted course credit for the survey.
To take an online survey make sure you can see the survey in the available study section of the participant view.
If you had an account last semester you still have access to that account the only thing that will need to be changed in your profile is the class that you are enrolled in which can be done by going to my profile, under credits there is a courses section and a button that says Change Courses with a little pencil next to it. Click on that and choose the course(s) that you are currently enrolled in. And remember to hit update changes!!
The amount of credit that you may need to complete depends on the professor, but normally it is only 2 credits so two surveys but students are encouraged to complete more than 2 credits/ surveys.
Make sure you have inserted your birthday in your profile (see how participants can edit their account to figure out how). There are several studies that will be restricted by age and if you do not put in your age/ birthday into your profile SONA will not allow you to see any of the surveys that are open. Also, if you cannot see any of the studies or see very few that you may have already taken or if it is an experiment that you cannot take due to time constraints there might just be a shortage of surveys up. And with this problem you may just have to wait till more surveys are approved and opened up for participants to see.
If you are underage there will be alternative surveys/ assignments that will be available to students who still wish to participate but cannot due to age restrictions. These alternative assignments will give students the credits that they are missing from filling out the regular surveys that are not available to underage students.
First make sure that your survey is approved by the administrator, if your survey has been approved make sure you have input the right link for QuestionPro and have done the steps to redirect the link back to SONA. Also, if your link has been approved and is still not working make sure it is an active study and has timeslots available for the participants to sign up for.
No do not give the participants credit for taking your survey. Contact the professor or administrator who will then work to figure out giving credit for your survey.