Lab Facilities

Kellogg’s Behavioral Lab Space is moving to the north end of Jacobs in the Fall!
Room #s will be updated following the move

Lab Space

Kellogg currently has two behavioral laboratories in the Jacobs Center with workstations for computer-aided experiments. The behavioral research facilities also include six breakout rooms on the third floor, as well as audiovisual equipment for research purposes.

•Behavioral Lab 370: This computer lab has 13 seats. All seats are equipped with all-in-one computer stations with headphones. 

•Breakout Rooms: Located outside the 370 lab, the six breakout rooms are generally used for experimental studies on small-group negotiations and interactions. Each breakout room is equipped with an all-in-one computer station, a table, chairs, and a ceiling A/V recording system.  The workstations in the breakout rooms also have Inquisit
software installed
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•Behavioral Lab 353: This computer lab has 10 seats.

•Debriefing Areas:  Private debriefing offices are available to be used when you are running experiments in the labs.  Room 354B sits directly across from the exit for Lab 353, and Room 364 is near Lab 370 and the Breakout Rooms.

•A/V Control Room: Located next to the 370 lab, the A/V Control Room allows researchers to control the audiovisual system in the Breakout Rooms. The A/V Control Room is equipped with one recording rack, which sports six Toshiba DVD recorders and seven flat-screen monitors (one master and six secondary monitors).



Available Software

DirectRTDirectRT is a software developed by Empirisoft, designed for cognitive and perception tasks that require millisecond precision. DirectRT allows you to quickly create reaction-time tasks (i.e., IAT, Implicit Association Test) that require presenting sound, video, images, and text with precision.

PsychoPy: is an open-source application allowing you run a wide range of neuroscience, psychology and psychophysics experiments. It’s a free, powerful alternative to Presentation™ or e-Prime™, written in Python.

MATLAB Psychtoolbox: Psychophysics Toolbox Version 3 (PTB-3) is a free set of Matlab and GNU Octave functions for vision and neuroscience research.

Inquisit:  Inquisit  is used for creating experiments that require very precise measurements of response time.  It is currently available as a pilot deployment only in the 6 breakout rooms, however we also have an online license. Those interested in using the online license should contact the Lab Manager at behavioralrs@Kellogg.northwestern.edu

Sona Systems: Sona Systems is subject pool administration platform that is maintained for behavioral research at Kellogg.  There are two dashboards available for
1. In-Lab Studies
2. Online Studies 

Qualtrics: Qualtrics is a web survey tool at Kellogg developed by Qualtrics and hosted by a third-party provider. Some of the main features of Qualtrics are 1) a question library with survey templates; 2) a custom survey design wizard; and 3) survey distribution options. Qualtrics supports survey-based experiments and features a block randomizer tool for experimental trials.

z-Tree: z-Tree (Zurich Toolbox for Readymade Economic Experiments) is a software package developed by Urs Fischbacher at the University of Zurich's Institute for Empirical Research in Economics to conduct economic experiments such as auctions, ultimatum games, prisoners' dilemma games, and trust games.