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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the qualifications for participation?

Many qualifications depend on the specific study in question. However, all participants for all studies must be 18 years of age or older. Additionally, a person may only participate in a study once and must sign a “consent to participate” form prior to participation.

Who can participate?

Currently, only enrolled Anderson students may participate in research. Participants are recruited through specific courses and compensated either through standard course credit (MGMT 306/506 Research Participation Program) or extra credit in other select classes.

How can I be sure that a study is ethical?

All studies associated with the lab have been reviewed and approved by the UNM Institutional Review Board (IRB) to ensure the safety, rights and dignity of individuals involved in human research. All prospective participants are provided a consent form to review prior to participation that outlines the tasks and procedures involved in the study. A person may elect not to participate after reviewing this form without penalty of any kind. A person may also elect to withdraw from a study at any time without penalty.

Are my responses confidential?

All data collected are kept strictly confidential, to the extent permitted by law. The only persons with access to data are those directly associated with the experiment. Data are typically kept in locked files in locked lab rooms.

Will my responses be used for profit?

Absolutely not. The purpose of research conducted in the Behavioral Lab is to augment scientific understanding in the field of management.

What will happen in my lab session?

Each study involves somewhat different tasks. Your study session may involve tasks like: responding to survey questions (personality, attitudes, or values), evaluating job candidates, participating in a mock interview, completing job screening tests, or participating in an interactive management simulation. Many other tasks are possible and depend on the nature of the research questions being investigated.

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