This class teaches the art, science, and technology necessary to collect
useful behavioral data online for psychology, marketing, and computer
science. It is composed of 13 video lectures, readings, and a
variety of technical tutorials. Anyone can use these materials if they
find them useful, but please reference this site.
Spring 2014 syllabus
Class git repo
Class wiki: Ask questions here
- General introduction/organization
- Online data: A revolution for behavioral science? Or perhaps a curse?
- Views from the other side of a request online
- Starting simple: Using built-in Amazon tools, Google Forms, or Qualtrics. Basic HTML/CSS/JS.
- Drawing things to the browser window, manipulating DOM
- Open source software, git, and how to teach yourself stuff
- Introduction to psiTurk (download, install, discuss features)
- Introduction to the psiTurk command line, run example experiment
- Debugging and developing using psiTurk
- Deploying using psiTurk, using advanced database solutions
- Getting your data out of database for analysis
- Designing for quality data
- Advanced topics - running experiments over multiple days/sessions, group experiments