Business Studies Assignment on Behavioral Research

“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.” Carl Rogers
“The purpose of the research participant pool is twofold. First, it provides an opportunity for
students to participate in current, on-going research from a variety of behavioral disciplines.
Second, it facilitates research by providing behavioral researchers’ access to willing
participants.” “Before conducting these experiments, the University closely reviews what we
will be doing to ensure that there are no risks to students. In the unlikely event that you are not
comfortable with some aspect of a study, you are free to stop participation at any time. All
information you share with us and all aspects about your participation are kept strictly
confidential.” You may choose not to participate in any studies. If you do not choose to
participate, choose the 2nd assignment option, below.
The research studies are posted at the Manning Behavioral Lab. You’ll find a description of the
Manning Behavioral Lab here
This is also a link to a quick explanation video
You must register yourself in the Manning Behavioral Lab research participant system by
clicking: and select “Request Account.”
Option 1: Participation in Research Study Assignment
As part of your participation in the Manning Behavioral Research Lab (BLab), you will write a 2-3
page reflection paper on your experience. This paper is to be typed in Times New Roman/Arial
font, size 12, double-spaced with one-inch margins.
Make sure your name and section number are on the top left side of the page.
The following questions are suggested to help you reflect on your experience:
• What have you learned about behavioral research?
• Why is it important in business? Provide an example.
• What impact do you think your participation has on the results?
• Describe how participating in this experience impacted your values, opinions, and beliefs?
Further Application/Study:
• What was the most important lesson learned?
• How did your academic knowledge better prepare you to participate in the study?
• How did this experience contribute to your understanding of course material?
• How did this experience better prepare you for your future studies in business?
Option 2: Alternative Assignment: (If you chose not to participate in any research study)
You may write a paper that provides information you’ve researched on the use of behavioral
research studies and their relevance to business. Provide an example. In this paper you may
address reasons why or why not people choose to be a participant, and indicate if/how this
influenced your decision. Describe how your decision not to participate may impact your
learning experience, now and in the future. What have you learned about yourself through this