The Lab team recruits and manages a participant pool and advertises studies, tests study materials and procedures, assists with procuring specialist equipment and software, collects data and remunerates participants. Lab studies take priority over any other research assistance requests.
Faculty researchers are allocated two Lab Assistants (LA), one to run the experimental procedure and one to manage the access, stewardship of participants to maximise the efficiency in the data collection process for researchers and provide an organised and consistent user-friendly experience for participants..
PhD student researchers are expected to run their own research and are allocated one LA to manage the stewardship of participants.
Proof-reading and testing of surveys for all researchers and managing the data collection phase and remuneration. The lab team runs two types of studies:
Outside of the Lab setting, we run field studies on-campus and externally at approved locations.
Researchers can request support with data coding, data entry, categorising information and facilitating the creation of study materials. The level of commitment required for each task will be determined by the Lab manager who will inform researchers if there is a need to outsource this work to a CRA.
The Lab maintains a database of CRAs to assist with faculty and PhD students research requests that are outside of the Lab team’s remit and to cover lab team staff annual leave. Their pay rate would be based on the current London living wage.
Social Science based degree: Able to program with Qualtrics, conduct literature review, coding work,
IT based degree: Programming
The Research Lab Team has experience with a broad set of data collection methods ranging from controlled lab experiments, to quasi-experiments, online and in-lab surveys, and field studies.
The graph and table below present a brief overview of what the lab has to offer in terms of facilities. For any questions regarding these facilities please contact the lab manager.
|Cubicles||6||Each with a PCs, a telephone, and a spyhole to view participants||36|
|Computer lab||15||Networked PCs, projector, desk with PC for RA, telephone||90|
|Large cubicles||1||1 PC, telephone, connection to Tobii Eye-tracker and Biopac Physiological measurement tools||6|
|Group discussion room||6||Can be equipped with a large rectangular or circular table, small table with telephone, video camera and microphone with central monitoring/recording from the office||36|
|Group rooms||12||3 rooms contain desks with PCs and 1 telephone in each, unobtrusive video and audio recording is available in all rooms with central monitoring/recording from the office||72|
|Small group room||4||A room with one telephone, unobstrusive||24|
|Lab office||1||Location of Lab Manager and Lab Assistants, central video/audio monitor with recording capabilities||-|
Each device can be used independently with other modules
Over the ear, closed black design, delivers outstanding attenuation of ambient noise
35 mm device with LCD digits, countdown from 99 minutes max
Can be used in studies involving physical discomfort
Maul Electronic scale
Can display weight in g/lb/oz and ml. Max weight allowed is 5000g.
This bike has an auto on/off function
Other functions include measurements of time, total accumulated distance, current speed, distance covered, calories burnt, and pulse rate.
Free standing dressing table mirrors.
All research conducted at or by the School requires ethical approval.
The Research Lab is located at 26-34 Park Road – a short distance from the main school entrance and a five minute walk from Baker Street tube station. Upon arrival, press the buzzer and either state your name or participant ID number.
Hours of operation
Monday to Friday: 9:30 -17:30
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Please see our participant and visitor FAQs here
To join a research-based project at the Lab, or if you have any further questions, do get in touch with the Lab directly and the helpful staff there will be able to respond suitably.