Tools for on-line experiments

Giulio Contemori
Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale, Università degli Studi di Padova,

This class is meant to be a primer on running human behavioural experiments online: design and run experiments or questionnaire surveys online (browser-based) with open-source reproducible procedures, share experiments with others, and collect and save data online.

During the class we will explore two different open-source solutions: Psychopy (Builder graphical interface) and jsPsych (JavaScript library). Moreover, we will see how to set up and run online studies on JATOS server (Just Another Tool for Online Studies).
- Introduction to Web-based experiments
- How to run a Web-based experiment
- Write your study with Psychopy graphical interface
- Write your study with jsPsych JavaScript library
- Run your study in JATOS and manage data collection 
Introductory readings

- Grootswagers, T. (2020). A primer on running human behavioural experiments online. Behavior Research Methods.

- Sauter, M., Draschkow, D., & Mack, W. (2020). Building, hosting and recruiting: A brief introduction to running behavioral experiments online. Brain Sciences, 10(4), 1–11.

Course requirements

A PC with the latest Psychopy version installed

Examination modality

Course material, enrollment and last minute notifications
Made available by the teacher at this Moodle address

09 Dec 2020, 15:30-18:30
10 Dec 2020, 15:30-18:30
16 Dec 2020, 15:30-18:30
17 Dec 2020, 15:30-18:30

Room 1BC50, Dept of Mathematics; Zoom link in case of quarantined students will be in the Moodle page of the course.

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