Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Loughborough University

Mathematics Education Centre

Research

Facilities 

The Mathematics Education Centre has excellent research facilities, which are used by staff, research students and final year project students. The Schofield Toddler Lab and the MEC Eye-Movement Lab are two examples of the outstanding facilities we have in the centre.

Schofield Toddler Laboratory

Situated in the MEC, the Schofield Toddler Lab is a child-friendly linked pair of laboratories ideal for conducting experimental or observational studies with young children. Parents and researchers are able to remotely observe research studies taking place using the lab's one-way mirror.

Facilities in the lab include high quality recording equipment and dedicated testing computers installed with E-Prime, PsychoPy and OpenSesame. Portable laptops, touch screens, button boxes and video cameras are available for either lab- or school-based studies.

Eye-Movement Laboratory

The MEC's Eye-Movement Laboratory is equipped with a Tobii T120 eye-tracker, with dedicated computers for stimulus presentation and data logging. The T120 can be controlled either using Tobii Studio or the E-Prime Tobii Extensions.

Other Facilities

The MEC labs are also well equipped with basic electrical equipment (digital video cameras, microphones, dictaphones, tripods, headphones, speakers and stopwatches, etc.) and a wide range of standardised tests for use with children and adults (WIAT, WASI, WJ, Ravens' APM, etc.).