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Active Research Projects

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.

Last Updated: 16 May 2018

Playing Cooperative Videogames

You are invited to participate in a research study about how people experience the activity of playing a videogame with another player. If you decide to participate in this study (which takes about 45 minutes in total), you’ll be asked to do the following:

  • Complete an online survey with questions about you, and about videogames and technology (~10 minutes)
  • Sign up for a time to come into the lab in Armstrong Hall (~5 minutes)
  • Attend the lab session, where you’ll play a simple videogame with another player you haven’t met before; you will be videorecorded (~20 minutes)
  • Complete an in-lab survey, with questions about your experience playing the collaborative game (~10 minutes)

If you wish to participate in this study, please visit this link to learn the complete details of the study and to fill out the survey:

Everyone who participates in this study will have the opportunity to enter a random drawing for a $150 Amazon gift card. If you are a student enrolled in a COMM course, you may also be eligible to receive research credit (extra credit) for participation in this study—please consult with your syllabus and instructor for details.

This study has been reviewed by WVU’s IRB, protocol #1802009722.

If you have any questions, please contact the researcher, Dr. Jaime Banks, at the email below:


Dr. Jaime Banks –
Dr. Nicholas Bowman
Mr. Mckay West

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.