FIELD RESEARCH By Nugent, Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 the term that is used to describe any research that is undertaken outside a laboratory and in a natural, social or a real world setting. It is ecologically valid. FIELD RESEARCH: "Joe undertook field research in the farmer's paddock." Related Psychology Terms FIELD WORK FIELD EXPERIMENT APPLIED SPORT PSYCHOLOGY REPRESENTATIVE DESIGN SCHACHTER, STANLEY ANTINOMY BEHAVIOR SAMPLING SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS AVIATION CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM NATURE Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "FIELD RESEARCH," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/field-research/ (accessed June 28, 2017).