Research Mobile

A mobile laboratory for social and behavioral research, funded by a Major Research Instrumentation grant from the National Science Foundation

37 ft
Air-conditioned
trailer
4
Sound-proofed
Cubicles
2
Cameras per
cubicle
8
Lenovo laptops for off-site data collection

Also included: a writing surface, computer, monitor

Each cubicle is capable of holding up to two participants for studying either individuals or dyads. 

In addition, equipment is available for measuring physiological responses such as heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, and galvanic skin response.

Researchers in the social and behavioral sciences could use the Research Mobile to

Recruit nontraditional and underrepresented samples

of participants, thereby increasing the generalizability of research findings and the types of phenomena studied

Study difficult-to-reach target groups

who are otherwise unable to travel to on-campus research sites, such as children, the elderly, those in rural locations, or individuals who have been displaced by natural disasters

Conduct experimental studies

of people's reactions to local events such as elections, plant closings, natural disasters, violent incidents, and advertising campaigns

Respond rapidly

to phenomena that are short-lived, such as disasters or community events

Increase the ease

with which broad samples of individuals can be studied