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Active Research Projects

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This page contains links to many of the WVU Interaction Lab’s currently active online research studies. Here, you will be able to see all the projects we’re collecting data for. We would like to invite you to participate in these studies on media uses and effects, which includes topics like social media, virtual reality, and video games.

Many of these studies will be open to international participants, are sometimes presented in a variety of languages, and may offer compensation or prizes for participation. Check out our active surveys below for more information on each, and for links so that you can participate.

Current Studies – Participate Now!

The following studies are currently available. You are welcome to take as many of these surveys as you like! Note that some may have particular eligibility requirements for participation—click on each survey to learn more.

We currently have no active studies. Check back again soon for more studies, as this page will be updated as new projects begin.

If you would like to be informed of future studies, you are invited to sign up for your research panel email list by clicking the following button:

Interaction Lab Research Panel Sign-up

For more information on the Interaction Lab (#ixlab), please contact Dr. Nick Bowman.

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Seelio: Sharing Student Work

Students enrolled in COMM courses are asked to study the theory and process of human communication so that they can apply this knowledge to understanding real-world issues. As part of this process, COMM students have adopted the Seelio platform – a social media platform that allows students to create an online portfolio of their coursework that is easily accessible to the public. Sharing these portfolios shows the importance of the COMM degree while also giving prospective employees a clear, accurate look at the academic work our students are doing.

Seelio Student Coursework Showcase

Academic Advising

Our advisors are available during the summer, fall and spring semesters during office hours. Check 108 Armstrong Hall, call 304-293-3905, or e-mail an advisor to check office hours for the semester (see below for contact information).

The COMM academic advisors are:

Nikki Loy – nikki.loy@mail.wvu.edu
Dr. John Shibley – jshibley@wvu.edu
Mary Donato – mdonato4@mix.wvu.edu

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Request a Mountaineer Intern

Professional Field Experience (PFE) is a key element in the undergraduate COMM curriculum that allows students to gain experience in applying their classroom knowledge to a variety of corporate and organizational environments. Organizations looking for students with an in-depth understanding of communication areas that include (but are not limited to) communication theory, data analysis, health communication, interpersonal communication, organizational communication, and social media/communication technology now have the opportunity to request an intern from the Department of Communication Studies at WVU. Use the form below to read up on our PFE program, and to request a Mountaineer intern today.

Organization Intern Application