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Tutorial: Yoked trials

There are lots of situations where you’ll want to randomize the order of your trials so that you can avoid potential order-of-presentation effects. This can easily be accomplished by setting the order property of your block to random. But in blocks where you have multiple trial templates, it might be important to keep the trials across templates paired together, even…

You shall not pass (yet): Iteratively training participants with conditional branching on FindingFive

A typical learning experiment is usually split into two phases: a training phase, where participants get to familiarize themselves with the learning task, and a test phase, where the performance of participants is evaluated. In these situations, researchers usually want to know which participants are the learners – those who successfully “get” the learning task during the training phase, and…

Speeding up a study block by block

Most of the studies run on the FindingFive platform are meant to be completed in a relatively short amount of time. In fact, an average study created on FindingFive contains 190 trials, which will take an average participant about 30 minutes to finish (assuming 10-15 seconds per trial). Our platform have been able to handle studies of such sizes pretty…

Researcher Interview with Lila Abreu – Princeton graduating senior studying race and romantic attractions through web-based survey studies

The core mission of FindingFive is to make the life of behavioral researchers just a little bit easier when it comes to conducting online studies. We are curious about how much success we have achieved, and how much work there is left to do. To that end, we asked a few researcher users of FindingFive for their thoughts on the…

Tutorial: Adjusting the timing of trials

In theĀ first andĀ second tutorials on how to adjust the timing of elements in your study, we covered how to control the timing of stimuli and responses within a trial. This post will show you how to control the timing of the trials within your study. Adjusting the time between trials (a.k.a., intertrial intervals) Creating trials that proceed automatically Using trial…

Tutorial: Advanced stimulus timing features

In the first tutorial about stimulus timing, we covered the primary way you can control the timing of your stimuli: by modifying the barrier property of each stimulus. But some timing scenarios are best controlled using other methods besides the barrier property, especially when you’re dealing with certain types of static stimuli (like text stimuli). This tutorial will cover a few additional ways…

Conditional Branching is coming to FindingFive!

Note that the code examples on this page are outdated. Please refer to the FindingFive study grammar for how to use conditional branching on FindingFive. A common design in many behavioral studies is to show participants different sequences of trials that are conditional on participants’ previous responses. For example, in a typical learning study that features a training phase and…

Tutorial: Participant Grouping

Are you trying to assign some participants in your experiment to a control condition while other participants experience an experimental manipulation? Or, do you want to counterbalance the presentation of study elements across different participants to take care of potential order effects in your study? FindingFive can easily handle these situations with participant grouping. Participant grouping allows you to create…

Researcher Interview with Dr. Sarah Bibyk

The core mission of FindingFive is to make the life of behavioral researchers just a little bit easier when it comes to conducting online studies. We are curious about how much success we have achieved, and how much work there is left to do. To that end, we asked a few researcher users of FindingFive for their thoughts on the…

Rapidly Prototyping a Study on FindingFive: How long does it take?

FindingFive aims to help researchers quickly prototype a study, but how quickly can one actually create a study on FindingFive? In this post, we’ll try to give an empirical answer to this question. Method We decided to look at one particular measure: the number of days between the moment a new study came into existence and the moment the study…