LINGUIST List 29.4061
Thu Oct 18 2018
Software: New Tool for Web-based Experiments
Editor for this issue: Everett Green <everettlinguistlist.org>
Florian Schwarz <florians
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We are very excited to announce the first official release of PennController, a new tool for web-based experiments using Ibex, developed by Jeremy Zehr in Florian Schwarz’s lab, along with a website providing documentation, a tutorial, and example experiments. Details below.
Florian Schwarz & Jeremy Zehr https://lab.florianschwarz.net/PennController/
- An Ibex library for versatile online experiments
- Instant free hosting on Ibexfarm
- Simple code allowing flexible task structure
- Free, open-source, and extendible
- Full documentation, tutorial and examples
- Compatible with any recruitment platform
Online collection of experimental data is becoming increasingly common in linguistics and other fields, and allows for rapid collection of large amounts of data, speeding up behavioral research and pre-testing, e.g., for acquisition or neuroscience studies. However, experiment implementation options are largely quite limited in what they can do, or very expensive, resulting in many researchers creating their own code for custom-solutions.
See the PennController website (https://lab.florianschwarz.net/PennController/
) for full details. For questions and feedback, use the forum or write to penncontroller
Zehr, J., & Schwarz, F. (2018). PennController for Internet Based Experiments (IBEX). https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/MD832
This project has been made possible by a grant from Penn’s University Research Foundation, titled ‘Building a Comprehensive Library for Online Experiments in IBEX.’
Initial development of preliminary versions of many of the tools that are part of PennController took place as part of work on NSF-grant BCS-1349009 to Florian Schwarz.
Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
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