Do you have a research idea that you’ve been wanting to test? We are excited to announce that FindingFive (www.findingfive.com), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to powering online behavioral research, is partnering with Qntfy (www.qntfy.com), a behavioral analytics firm, to offer two (2) $250 awards to implement your idea using the FindingFive platform. We welcome proposals for research ideas that can be answered with online experiments with human participants. FindingFive will also feature a summary of your project and experimental results in our blog, co-written with you!
FindingFive and Qntfy will award two (2) proposals with up to $250 USD each. The award must be used exclusively towards covering participant fees.
- You must be employed by or enrolled at an accredited college or university in the USA.
- Proposals from graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and post-baccalaureate lab managers will be given preference, although everyone is welcome to apply.
Proposal due: March 2, 2020
Notification of award: April 15, 2020
Data collection due: August 31, 2020
Preliminary summary due: October 31, 2020
- The proposed research must be implemented on and powered by the FindingFive platform (FindingFive will gladly consider requests for new features as required by the proposed research).
- Award funds must only be used as payment for study participants run on FindingFive, either via Amazon Mechanical Turk or in person.
- The proposed research must employ experimental methods with at least 1 control condition and 1 experimental treatment condition (broadly defined).
- The proposal must address issues of statistical power.
- The proposed research must receive ethical approval from your institution’s Institutional Review Board prior to data collection.
- Data collection and analysis must be completed by August 31, 2020.
- A project summary must be sent to FindingFive by October 31, 2020.
- Any publications or presentations on findings discovered in this research project must acknowledge FindingFive and Qtnfy as a funding source.
- The proposal should be written in English, and must include the following information in at most 5 pages, double-spaced:
- the research question of interest
- a brief explanation of the relevant theoretical background
- the proposed experimental design
- the hypotheses
- the consideration of statistical power
- the proposed statistical methodology highlighting variables of interest, especially the behavioral outcome
- a statement about the novelty, importance, and implications of the project
- the expected total of participant fees (we recommend factoring in a 10% budgetary headroom to account for potential technical hiccups in online studies)
- Proposal submissions are due by March 2, 2020, 11:59pm EST.
- Submit proposals in PDF format by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject “FindingFive Qntfy Award Proposal”.
Any questions or comments regarding this call for proposals can be sent to email@example.com .
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