FAQs Q. What are the differences between PURE, Sona, and Psychology Research Participation System? A. PURE (Psychology Undergraduate Research Experience) is an overarching name for a program that provides research experience for undergraduate students. One of its options is research participation, which is managed by Psychology Research Participation System provided by Sona Systems. Q. I don't know my password. A. Click “Forgot Password?” and enter your WIU e-mail address to retrieve it. Q. The Sona website shows that more than 6 credits are required for my course! Why? A. Some instructors may allocate extra credits for their class. However, the Sona website does not differentiate required credits from extra ones. The standard number of required credits is 6. Please refer to your syllabus for more detail. Q. I received an INCOMPLETE. What should I do? A. See information about changing your Incomplete at: wiu.edu/catalog/requirements/grading.php Interview a psychology researcher or faculty member doing research and write a report. For further assistance: 1. Visit PURE website wiu.edu/cas/psychology/ research/PURE.php 2. Contact Sona Administrator 3. Go to Psychology Resource Center (WG111) Effective through Fall 2014 to Spring 2015 Prepared by Sona Administrators Western Illinois University Department of Psychology Step 1. Step 2. Go to the Sona website. Log in to Your Sona Account using your User ID and Sona password. Ψ For example, if your WIU e-mail address is JS-Smith@wiu.edu, your User ID will be JS-Smith. Tip: “Sona Mobile” app is also available on Apple App Store and Google Play. You may have received an email containing your password from the Sona Administrator at the beginning of the semester. If not, click “Forgot Password?” and enter your WIU e-mail address to have your new Sona Password sent to your WIU email inbox. Step 3. Step 4. Complete the Prescreen. START EARNING your research credits by If it is your first time to log in to the Sona website, you will be asked to complete the prescreen questionnaire. Please be as honest as possible in answering! participating in in-person and on-line studies. You must earn 6 credits per General Education Psychology course in which you are enrolled. For example, if you are enrolled in PSY 250 and PSY 251, you must earn a total of 12 credits (6 per course). If you are enrolled in multiple General Education Psychology courses, you may designate which course you would like to assign a credit to. Note! PURE credits must be completed by the 14th Friday of the semester or you will receive an INCOMPLETE in the course.