During the first week, students are introduced to RA work policies and policies regarding lab usage. They are also introduced to the Research Profile Form which was uniquely designed for our undergraduate scholars.
The Research Profile Form is a tool to guide our undergraduate scholars as they encounter various projects of the investigators who use the lab and to help them engage with those researchers in the lab setting. Filling out the form helps students apply what they learn (see Experimental Design, Week 4) and enables them to solidify their understanding of the research.
The form enables the students' and the lab to assess and document the students' learning process.
Harvard Decision Science Laboratory
Undergraduate Research Assistants
Professional Obligations and Expectations
Your work as an Research Assistant in the Decision Science Laboratory is a professional commitment. We regard you as colleagues in our work and depend on your full engagement with your work here in providing a first-class research facility to investigators from across the University. Accordingly, our reputation as a center of excellence in behavioral research depends on every member of the Lab team—and you are now a member of that team.
Your colleagues on the staff of the lab will work to make certain your experience of working here is a rewarding and enriching experience. We expect the following of you in return: