The ANU College of Business & Economics (CBE) Behavioural Laboratories provide necessary research infrastructure and resources to CBE academic staff and research students to conduct high quality research and contribute to CBE’s research excellence.
The labs support cross-disciplinary research and provide a platform to conduct applied research in conjunction with CBE’s industry partners. CBE academic staff and research students who are interested in experimental and/or behavioural research are welcome to use the labs.
We also welcome research proposals and partnerships from private and public sectors.
The labs are part of CBE’s Innovation Hub and incorporate advanced equipment and technology to carry out two general types of research:
- Computer-mediated experiments that would enable multiple participants to interact simultaneously in an online environment;
- Studies with measures of physiological responses such as skin conductance, eye gaze movement, heart beat rate and facial expressions, among others, that complement survey-based measures.
Behavioural Labs Capabilities & Design
The behavioural labs are comprised of two distinct research labs: multi-purpose lab (BLab1) and advanced-equipment lab (BLab2). The multi-purpose lab hosts 18 workstations and can be used for computer-mediated experiments, focus groups as well as to run business simulations for teaching purposes. The advanced-equipment lab hosts state-of-the-art equipment such as eye tracking, skin conductance, heart beat rate and facial expression measuring devices.