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Upcoming Changes to Take Effect on Sep 1, 2021

Why are we making changes? A Letter from the Executive Director As a nonprofit organization established in 2018 to accelerate online behavioral research, FindingFive’s original plan was to be a niche player: we had (and still have) no intention to be a direct competitor to big names like Qualtrics. Instead, we wanted to make the life of researchers who run…

Getting Started with FindingFive

Welcome to FindingFive! We are a non-profit organization — run by volunteers — with the goal of giving behavioral researchers the means to quickly and easily conduct studies on the web. To that end, we’ve compiled a list of steps you can take to become familiar with our platform and to jumpstart your research! 1. Complete our crash course. Our…

Tutorial: Running Multi-Part Studies

Want to enroll participants in a longitudinal or multi-day study? In this tutorial, we’ll show you how in three easy steps. Step 1: Create Your Studies The first step is to create one study for each part of the overall experiment. This means that if your experimental design involves collecting baseline data and follow-up data, code separate baseline and follow-up…

Help us build a participant pool by participating in a survey!

FindingFive is working on building a base of participants, so that you can recruit from beyond your own institution’s participant pool very soon! To do that, we need your help! We are interested in understanding what characteristics of a participant pool you’re looking for in your research and have created this survey to guide our recruitment efforts with your input. The survey…

Direct Participant Payments Now in Public Beta

FindingFive now allows you to compensate participants directly and automatically! After you build your FindingFive study, you can recruit participants from anywhere–your hometown or across the world–and pay them all with just a few clicks! It’s simple – you load funds into your account, and we handle the rest. In this tutorial, we’ll tell you everything you need to know…

Tutorial: Conditional Branching

FindingFive supports conditional branching, a study design that allows researchers to branch participants based on their performance in an earlier block. This feature involves a few steps, but once you get the hang of it, can be used to achieve a wide range of dynamic study designs! Examples include terminating a study for some participants sooner than others or branching…

Tutorial: Understanding Your Results

What do all these numbers and letters mean on my results CSV file? In this tutorial, we’ll tell you how to interpret your output! Format CSV results are organized in long format. This means each participant will occupy several rows in your data–one row for each response in your study. If there are multiple responses on a single trial, you’ll…

Qntfy Award: Results are in!

Several months ago, we announced the winners of two FindingFive research awards, generously sponsored by Qntfy! The award recipients have since completed their projects, and we’re excited to share their results. HyeonAh Kang, PhD Candidate (University of Arizona) investigated the benefits of an output activity (OA)–a task in which language learners read or listen to a text containing target vocabulary…

Researcher Highlight: University of Florida’s Brain and Language Group

We are pleased to introduce our newest Laboratory members from the University of Florida’s Brain and Language Group! Here’s a little bit about these labs and what they plan to study: Dr. Lori Altmann and the Language Over the Lifespan Lab investigate how individual differences in cognitive ability impact both oral and written language use. They will use FindingFive to…

Feature Change: Previewing Your Study

Before publishing your study, the “preview study” button allows you to sit through your study to catch any mistakes and get a feel for what the participant will experience. We are introducing a change that makes the study preview even more like the session that participants will see. The new study preview function will generate a FindingFive session in the…