Political Experiments Research Lab

The MIT Political Experiments Research Lab (MIT-PERL) was created in Fall 2010. PERL allows researchers in the Political Science department to conduct experiments on campus, off site at community centers, and over the internet, all using state of the art experimental software.

Directed by Professor Adam Berinsky and staffed by graduate and undergraduate students, PERL helps scholars through each stage of the process of running experiments – from designing experiments to recruiting subjects and conducting studies.  The Lab provides a flexible infrastructure for scholars interested in running experiment, making it possible for faculty and graduate students to run experiments at minimal cost.