Department of Psychology at Illinois State University
Excellent research facilities are available for students and faculty associated with the sequence in Quantitative Psychology.
We have laboratory space/observation rooms in DeGarmo Hall that are equipped with state-of-the art high speed computers, audio-video recording equipment, and other hardware and software that can be used to facilitate data collection,
The offices and laboratories of the program are housed in DeGarmo Hall, located in the center of the ISU campus. We have recently remodeled the computer laboratories to include a central computer laboratory, providing desktop computers and related equipment. This facility is used for a variety of research-related activities, including data collection and analysis, word processing, and research presentation. Additionally, individual faculty members have laboratories designed to support their own research programs. You will also have access to the university's system of mainframe computers.
Researchers can collect data in these facilities using a variety of methods (e.g., direct observation of students in classrooms, individual assessment), and both laboratory schools contain individual testing rooms.
There are many other facilities in the department, and on campus, available to meet the research and teaching needs of our students and faculty. For example, a number of our classrooms are "smart classrooms". These classrooms contain state-of-the-art computer technology (both IBM-compatible and Apple hardware), Internet/Web connections, and modern audio-visual equipment. Likewise, our various departmental laboratories and our Computer Resource Room (DeGarmo 13A), contain computers with excellent statistical, word processing, e-mail, and Internet connection software. The Psychology Resource Center, also located in DeGarmo Hall, contains an excellent array of standardized tests for infants, children, and adults that can be checked out for use by our students and faculty. In addition, the staff of the Psychology Resource Center can help students and faculty to schedule classrooms for mass testing research. Finally, Milner Library has an outstanding collection of psychology journals, books, and textbooks, as well as a sophisticated on-line system to ease research efforts.