FIELD EXPERIMENT By Nugent, Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 an experiment that is not conducted inside a laboratory but is done outside in the real world setting. Participants are exposed to different levels of a variable and observed. FIELD EXPERIMENT: "Joe conducted his field experiment in the mall." Related Psychology Terms FIELD RESEARCH FIELD WORK EXPERIMENTAL GROUP SIMPLE FACTORIAL DESIGN APPLIED SPORT PSYCHOLOGY SUBJECT VARIABLE MAZE-BRIGHT AND MAZE-DULL RATS BEHAVIOR SAMPLING NATURAL CATEGORY 1 THOUGHT EXPERIMENT Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "FIELD EXPERIMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/field-experiment/ (accessed January 16, 2019).