The book that established itself as a standard text and reference work for students seeking to master research methods and procedures in psychology has been updated and revised in this new edition! The Second Edition of The Psychology Research Handbook: A Guide for Graduate Students and Research Assistants once again offers a comprehensive guide for understanding and conquering the entire research process. Editors Frederick T. L. Leong and James T. Austin have assembled a distinguished group of expert researchers who share skill sets accumulated as a result of years of practical exposure to the design, development, implementation, and documentation of research in psychology.

Chapter 27: Coordinating a Research Team: Maintaining and Developing a Good Working Laboratory

Coordinating a Research Team: Maintaining and Developing a Good Working Laboratory
Coordinating a research team: Maintaining and developing a good working laboratory
Dennis L.MolfeseAlexandra P.Fonaryova KeyMandy J.MaquireGuy O.DoveKelley R.PeachMelissa C.FergusonSharonStraubMary Anne MoselyChristineWettigEva J.Ratajczak

In today's complex world of science, research is becoming increasingly interconnected and multifaceted. As a result, it is almost impossible for a single individual to possess all of the expertise and wide range of skills needed to carry out a relevant research program and to keep up with the continuing developments within and across fields. Consequently, more and more investigators find themselves working in research teams to pool resources, training, and talent.

For the purpose of this chapter, a large research team, or laboratory, can be defined as four or more students working with the ...

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