Social sciences launches new experimental lab to study interactive decision making
- October 17, 2011
- Facility is available to researchers and is seeking paid student research participants
The School of Social Sciences has launched a new facility dedicated to experimental studies on individual and interactive decision making in the social sciences. The Experimental Social Science Laboratory is available to researchers in all social science disciplines and can accommodate up to 40 research subjects at a time for computer-based studies of human behavior.
Experiments currently underway in the facility include research on how terrorist networks may form and why peace negotiations sometimes fail. Run by Michael McBride, economics associate professor, the lab provides opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to learn experimental methods in the social sciences and participate in paid studies.
Researchers interested in using the facility, and students interested in participating
in paid studies, should visit /~essl/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.