The Duke University ResearchMobile is a mobile laboratory for research in the social and behavioral sciences funded by a Major Research Instrumentation grant from the National Science Foundation.
The 37-ft. air-conditioned trailer is equipped with four soundproofed cubicles, each capable of holding up to two participants for studying either individuals or dyads. Each cubicle has a writing surface, computer, monitor, and two cameras for audio-video recording. In addition, equipment is available for measuring physiological responses such as heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, and galvanic skin response.
Expanding and diversifying the populations and topics that scientists can study in controlled experimental settings extends knowledge regarding racial, ethnic, and other social groups who are under-represented in the experimental research literature as well as our understanding of a broader range of social, behavioral, and economic phenomena.
Use of the ResearchMobile is administered by the Interdisciplinary Behavioral Research Center (IBRC) and the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI).
Faculty members and other researchers who are interested in using the ResearchMobile should contact:
Mark Leary, Faculty Director of IBRC, email@example.com