METU Psychology Department has four laboratories that are open to the use of all researchers. Rooms with Mirror, Bz7 Lab, Bz8c Lab.
Rooms With Mirror
Rooms with Mirror consist of two rooms locating in room 110 which is on the first floor of the Social Sciences Building. These rooms have mirrored glass and sound insulation. There are two types of furniture in the rooms.
To go to this lab:
1) use the main entrance, go down the stairs, follow the right corridor, go down the stairs, get through the blue door, Bz7 Lab is on the right.
2) use canteen entrance, go down the stairs, get through the blue door, Bz7 Lab is on the right.
There are three rooms in this lab (two of them are sound insulated). Between two insulated sound rooms, there is a square meter sized mirrored glass and sound insulation system. All three rooms have computers and free tables. The computer at the entrance has an internet connection. First, the insulated room does not have an internet connection, but the equipment required for wired connection. Internet connection in the second room is not allowed to protect data collected from various experiments.
All computers have internet browsers and office programs. Furthermore, insulated computers have MatLab, Inquisit, and DirectRT for the use of researchers.
To go to this lab:
1) use the main entrance, go down the stairs, follow the right corridor, go down the stairs, get through the blue door, get through the blue door at right, Bz8c Lab is in front of you.
2) use canteen entrance, go down the stairs, get through the blue door, get through the blue door at right, Bz8c Lab is in front of you.
In this lab, there are four cubic and three computers. All three computers have an internet connection, internet browsers, and office programs.
To share common use labs, laboratory coordinators send e-mails to mail lists of instructors, research assistants, and graduate students and ask the researchers to read and accept "Laboratory Usage Forms" formed in Qualtrics. The e-mail for undergraduate students is published on the main web page of the department. There are at least five days between e-mail sending and completion of Qualtrics forms. If the researchers, who do not complete the forms in five days, decide to use labs, they can only use it in times left from the researchers, who completed the forms.
Approximately five days after the closing of Laboratory Usage Forms, the coordinators send email to notify the researchers about the time and place of the lab usage meeting. The researchers, who can't participate in the meeting, may send substitutes instead of themselves. The researchers, who can't send substitutes, may still report chosen lab and time-periods to coordinators. However, there is no guarantee that they will be given reported labs and time-periods.
In the lab usage meeting:
-All researchers have the same rights to use labs independent of their degree or research.
-All researchers have the right to demand any lab.
-Laboratory periods are (weekdays 09:00-17:00) shared among the researchers equally. If there is an overlap between the time-period demands of the researchers, the researchers use the lab in weekly order. After, laboratory periods are (weekdays 17:00-23:30) shared among the researchers equally. Finally, weekend laboratory periods are shared among the researchers. If there is an overlap between the time-period demands of the researchers, the researchers use the lab in weekly order.
-All these procedures are conducted for three labs.
-All researchers decide to use one of the four labs first and share it according to the demands. After sharing of all labs, remaining time-periods may be demanded.
-If there is no objection, the sharing of periods becomes valid until midterm. Before, the lab usage meeting, exact periods are notified via e-mail by the coordinators.
-If the researchers demand an extra meeting (because of uncertain course times or interns), in the first meeting, the labs are shared for two weeks. After two weeks, the meeting is repeated. The end of the sharing time is midterm time stated in the email.
-All these processes are repeated three times: at fall, spring and summer periods.
-In the summer period, the green statement is not applied because of the limited time of the summer period.
-After the lab usage meeting, a Whatsapp group is formed. The researchers, who won't be able to use their time-period, inform other researchers that they can use the lab in the mentioned period.
For your questions, you can send e-mails to these address:
Coordinator: Sami Çoksan - scoksan[et]metu.edu.tr
Coordinator: Şerife Yılmaz - seerifee.yilmaz[at]gmail.com
Responsible Instructor: Aslı Kılıç - askilic[ett]metu.edu.tr