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Behavioral Studies at the Marshall School Of Business

  The researchers at the USC Marshall School of Business are conducting marketing and organizational studies, and they are looking for participants who would like to take part in these studies. Participation is open to anyone over the age of 18, and is a great way to contribute to academic research and earn money. You will be compensated you for your time. Studies vary in their method and amount of compensation.


Who Can Participate?
You do not have to be a USC student to participate. Our participants include USC students, faculty, staff members, and alumni, as well as people who are not affiliated with USC. To participate, you must be:

  • Be over 18 years of age or older
  • Fluent in English

Will I be Compensated?
Yes! We appreciate your help, so we will compensate you for your time. Studies vary in their method and amount of compensation. You may view these details for each study on our website.

How Can I Participate?
If you are interested in participating in research, you will need to sign up as a participant on our website Once you sign up, you will be able to view different studies available on this website, view the descriptions of these studies and the compensation they offer. You can then select those that you would like to participate in. You will also be informed about new studies when they become available.

What Will I Be Asked To Do?
Typically, participation involves responding to questions on a computer, or interacting with others in a group setting, and reporting your thoughts or preferences. Our studies are behavioral, and they do not involve physical exertion or medical procedures.. They do not require any special knowledge, just your honest opinion on how you feel about the situations you will encounter.

Where Do These Studies Take Place?
The studies are conducted both in the Marshall School of Business, and online. Marshall Behavioral Lab facilities are located in the University Park Campus, Accounting Building (ACC), Rooms 304 and 306, 3660 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA. To see a map, please click here.

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How Often Will I be Contacted?
When a new study becomes available, the researchers will send you an email with a brief description of the study, so you can go to the website and sign up for it if you are interested, you can then go to the website and sign up to participate. Although the frequency of these announcements depends on the number of new studies available, typically you will receive one study announcement a week.

We value your privacy. Once you sign up, the website will give you a unique ID number. When communicating with you, the researchers can identify you only by your ID number, thereby ensuring anonymity and protecting your identity.

What If I Change My Mind?
You may opt out of the subject poolbeing a participant at any time. If you do not wish to receive communication about these studies, you may send an email to Once you communicate your wish to opt out, your name will be promptly removed from our list, and you will not receive further emails about these studies.

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