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Participate in the Research Experience Program (REP)

The REP is a program which incorporates research experience as a part of social science courses. The Research Experience Program (REP) is aimed towards giving you a different way of experiencing social science. Through the REP, you become a participant observer in on-going research projects conducted by researchers from Stanford University. This gives you the opportunity to participate in studies that lie on cutting-edge frontiers in the social sciences. Furthermore, the program offers talks and tours which you can attend to learn more about different research in the social sciences.

The REP would like to thank you for taking part in the program. Our program would not be able to run without your participation. We have placed important information here to help you smoothly earn your REP credits. If you have any questions, please contact the REP Administration at research-exp-program@stanford.edu.

A Diversity of Experience

Social science is extremely broad and varied. As such, you’ll be able to take part in a wide variety of different kinds of projects that come from a variety of disciplines: business, communications, education, political science, psychology, and sociology to name a few. Furthermore, many experiments are in different stages of the entire research process. Not only may you be helping researchers collect important data that will later be used for presentations and publications, you will also help out researchers who are planning their final studies by providing them important feedback while they pre-test their research design.

REP studies are administered in a variety of ways: alone, in groups, and online. You can get the full diversity if you are taking a face-to-face (in-person) course since you will have the opportunity to take a wide range of in-person studies.

Important Deadlines

You must sign up for the program and complete all the pre-requisites by the deadline listed below.  If you miss the sign-up and demographic survey deadline, you will still be able to participate in the program if you sign up before the “late sign-up”  extension is over.  However, if you sign up or turn in any of the pre-requisites during the late sign-up extension, the number of credits you have to complete by the end of the quarter will double. Furthermore, past the late sign-up extension deadline, you will NOT be allowed to sign up to take part in the REP.

DON’T wait to sign up for studies!  Near the end of the quarter, the REP can’t guarantee that there will be enough study timeslots open to accommodate the high demand from students.  Therefore you should fulfill your course requirements throughout the quarter in a timely manner.  If you plan to take approximately 1 study a week, you should have no trouble fulfilling your course requirements.

Following is a list of important deadlines you must keep in mind.

Deadline Dates

FALL REP
*Note*:  Some requirements are different for ONLINE/EXTRA CREDIT classes versus IN-PERSON classes.

Monday,
September 26, 2011

SONA Registration Opens. 
     To complete registration, you must take a questionnaire that appears when you register for the first time.  You will receive 1 credit hour for completing registration.

5:00 pm, Friday,
October 7, 2011

You must have completed:   

•    SONA Registration & Demographic Survey

(This includes repeat REP'ers. Repeat REP'ers also have to complete the Demographic Survey by this deadline.)

Sign-up Opens to take REP Studies.

5:00 pm, Friday,
October 14, 2011

REP Sign Up Period OVER. You CANNOT participate in the REP past this date without instructor permission.

During the one-week grace period, you may still sign up for the REP, but you will have to complete double the amount of credits to complete the program.

5:00 pm, Friday,
December 9, 2011
You must have completed all of your experimental credit hours, including the REP Exit Survey. 
  Winter REP
*Note: Some requirements are different for ONLINE/EXTRA CREDIT classes versus IN-PERSON classes.

Monday,
January 9, 2012

SONA Registration Opens. 
     To complete registration, you must take a questionnaire that appears when you register for the first time.  You will receive 1 credit hour for completing registration.

5:00 pm, Friday, 
January 20, 2012

You must have completed:

•    SONA Registration & Demographic Survey
(This includes repeat REP'ers.  Repeat REP'ers also have to complete the Demographic Survey by this deadline.)

Sign-up Opens to take REP studies.

5:00 pm, Friday,
January 27, 2012

REP Sign Up Period OVER.  You CANNOT participate in the REP past this date without instructor permission. 

During the one-week grace period, you may still sign up for the REP, but you will have to complete double the amount of credits to complete the program. 

5:00 pm, Friday
March 23, 2012

You must have completed all of your experimental credit hours, including the REP Exit Survey. 

  Spring REP
*Note*:  Some requirements are different for ONLINE/EXTRA CREDIT classes versus IN-PERSON classes.

Monday,
April 9, 2012


SONA Registration Opens.  
     To complete registration, you must take a questionnaire that appears when you register for the first time.  You will receive 1 credit hour for completing registration. 

5:00 pm, Friday,
April 20, 2012

You must have completed:

•    SONA Registration & Demographic Survey

(This includes repeat REP'ers. Repeat REP'ers also have to complete the Demographic Survey by this deadline.)

Sign-up Opens to take REP Studies.

5:00 pm, Friday,
April 27, 2012

REP Sign Up Period OVER.  You CANNOT participate in the REP past this date without instructor permission.

During the one-week grace period, you may still sign up for the REP, but you will have to complete double the amount of credits to complete the program. 

5:00 pm, Friday,
June 22, 2012

You must have completed all of your experimental credit hours, including the REP Exit Survey.

 

SUMMER REP
*Note*:   Deadlines are different for 5-week classes versus 6-week classes

Monday,
July 2, 2012

SONA Registration Opens. 
     To complete registration, you must take a questionnaire that appears when you register for the first time.  You will receive 1 credit hour for completing registration. 

5:00 pm, Wednesday,
July 11, 2012

You must have completed:

•    SONA Registration & Demographic Survey

(This includes repeat REP'ers.  Repeat REP'ers also have to complete the Demographic Survey by this deadline.)

Sign-up Opens to take REP Studies.

5:00 pm, Friday
July 13, 2012

REP Sign Up Period OVER. You CANNOT participate in the REP past this date without instructor permission.

During the one-week grace period, you may still sign up for the REP, but you will have to complete double the amount of credits to complete the program.

5:00 pm, Wednesday,
August 1, 2012

**For 5-Week Classes only.

You must have completed all of your experimental credit hours, including the REP Exit Survey. 

5:00 pm, Friday,
August 10, 2012
**For 6-Week Classes only.

You must have completed all of your experimental credit hours, including the REP Exit Survey.