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Welcome to the Mendoza Behavioral Lab (MBL)

The MBL is one component of our comprehensive Research Team designed to support the entire arc of the research process from the study design phase through the data analysis phase and on to the publication phase. The MBL is a research center designed for examining human behavior as relates to business. Faculty experiments conducted in the lab contribute to our understanding of individuals, groups, and organizations, and serve to advance the College’s tradition of thought leadership in accounting, finance, information technology (IT), management, organizational behavior, analytics, and marketing. 

The lab offers students an opportunity to gain understanding of and appreciation for research and its processes. By participating in lab experiments, students gain an added dimension to their business education.

Experiments are often conducted in Room L051, in the lower level of the Mendoza College of Business, which was designed for the lab with private computer stations and other unique features. The use of our facilities, whether the lab or elsewhere in Mendoza, is flexible and driven purely by each researcher’s study design. The MBL has recently accommodated studies utilizing online surveys, in-person negotiations, eye-tracking devices, webcams, and real-time computer feeds, for example. We offer resources for off-site research and intra-University, cross-discipline collaboration. The fully-staffed MBL is equipped to conduct experiments 5 days per week including evening hours either in the lab or out in the field. Additionally, the lab manager and staff are able to facilitate research needs that are not represented here. See the tab For Researchers for specific information.

For more information about the MBL and Mendoza research, please contact lab manager Lori Ehrman Tinkey at 574-631-6989 or ltinkey@nd.edu. The lab manager serves also as Mendoza IRB Liaison to assist researchers through the IRB application and approval processes, thus providing an in-house resource for all Mendoza researchers.