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Political Science Experimental Lab


The Department of Political Science has an experimental lab that is used by faculty and students.

Our lab is a modern facility with 15 computer terminals and a room for monitoring. The computers come equipped with privacy screens and there are removable dividers for additional privacy.

Most of our experimental studies use a self-administered computer-based survey mode. For our computer-based instrumentation, we use Media Lab, which allows for administration of close-ended and open-ended survey questions as well as presentation of images and video.

The Department sponsors several multi-investigator experimental studies each year. For the most part, we rely on convenience samples of undergraduate students at FSU (with students receiving extra credit in exchange for their participating). However, we have also conducted studies with campus employees and members of the surrounding community.

Our lab is located on the second floor of the Claude Pepper Building (636 West Call Street). If you are coming to the lab to participate in a study, please take the stairs and enter through the Claude Pepper Center (look for the glass doors). You will see signs directing you to the computer lab.

Professor Brad Gomez is the supervisor of the experimental lab. You may contact him with questions here.