One of the most basic aspects in laboratory is communication. The way researchers communicate could affect the outcomes of their research. This article will investigate how problems related to communication can hinder the accomplishment of laboratory objectives. Also, we will present what behaviours, actions or measures during communication influence a laboratory practice development. For this research, the laboratories of Yachay University for Experimental Technology and Research were visited to witness different laboratory practices in the fields of biology and chemistry. Communication interactions between professor-student and student-student were recorded and analyzed. We discovered four communication problems that interfere with the normal development of the practices: (1) disrupted communication process, (2) lack of communication, (3) assumptions, and (4) non-verbal communication. Ways of increasing the possibility of success by controlling these problems, as well as factors that affect laboratory research are discussed.
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