A Sample Agenda
Details of the agenda will be determined by the Board and Instructors, informed by interests of the participants and advice from expert reviewers. A tentative list of topics is given below:
- Overview of Techniques and Issues in On-line Experimentation (Birnbaum, 2001, Chapter 1)
- SurveyWiz to create HTML forms (Birnbaum, 2000c; 2001, Chapters 9 and 11).
- Editing HTML in NotePad, BBEdit Lite, or SimpleText
- FTP with Netscape Navigator, WS FTP LE, or Fetch
- Overview of the Web
- Overview of on-line resources
- FactorWiz for within-Subjects factorial designs (Birnbaum, 2001, Chapter 11)
- Excel tricks for data filtering, checking for Multiple Submissions, etc. (Birnbaum, 2001, Chapters 6 and 12).
- Suggestions for constructing and maintaining Web sites (Birnbaum, 2001, Chapter 21, Plous, 2000).
- Methodological Issues in Online Research (Reips, 2000; 2001; Birnbaum, Chapter 21)
- Recruiting techniques and considerations
- Drop-outs. Methodology and techniques to reduce drop-out
- Timing-Measurement and control thereof
- Control and Calibration (what can and cant yet be done)
- Experimenter Effects of browser displays and Input devices
- Randomization of orders and assignment to conditions
- Procedures for designing, testing, and publicizing a study
- Recruitment effects, sample biases, stratified analysis
- Web versus Lab studies: tactics for studies of validity and review of results
- HyerText Markup Language (HTML) [Birnbaum, Chapters 2-5, 9].
- Creating Web pages for recruiting, debriefing, scientific communication
- Creating Web pages with Forms that collect data
- Two-way communication between the study and the participant
- Authorware and related applications for Cognitive Psychology and On-line Instruction (McGraw, Tew, & Williams, 2000)
- Basic Instruction and Introduction to Authorware
- Illustration of the methods used to measure time, score errors, control time of displays, insert multimedia, create random loops, obtain judgments using numerical and graphical displays.
- Packaging (Shocking) the program for Web delivery
- How to join the cooperative PsychExps, Virtual Lab at Ole Miss
- Measuring time
- Controlling time
- Computing feedback
- Presenting dynamic feedback
- Passing data and feedback between Forms
- Methods for dynamic interaction with the participant
- Applications Useful to On-Line Research (introductory).
- Excel- tricks useful for sorting, filtering, and statistics [Birnbaum, Chapter 6, 12].
- Methods for creating stimuli: PhotoShop, Illustrator, Sound Encoders, iMovie, Macromedia applications, others including new developments.
- Programs that can be used to create and edit Web pages.
- Introduction to Java Programming (advanced). (Francis, Neath, & Surprenant, 2000; McClelland, 2000)
- Server-Side programming, CGI, Perl, and Maintaining a Web Server (Schmidt, MacDonald, & Hoffman, 1997; Francis, Neath, & Surprenant, 2000; Morrow & McKee, 1998; Reips, 2001; Schwarz, 1998; Schwarz & Reips, 2001; Birnbaum, 2001, Chapter 20 and Appendix)
Board of Advisors
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