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Lila Abreu

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Lila Abreu leads the Support Content Development effort at FindingFive, with a primary responsibility in planning, developing, and writing tutorials for our researcher users. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Princeton University in 2019.

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…

Summer Internship: Call for Applications

FindingFive is hiring a software development intern, with pay! We are looking for graduate students, postdocs, and other trainees in behavioral sciences who are interested in creating behavioral science software. Please share this announcement with anyone who might be a good fit! Who we are:  FindingFive is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the mission of lowering the access and technological…

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…

Bonus Payments for MTurk Workers

Hello, FindingFive researchers! We have recently implemented a new feature — you can now use FindingFive to offer bonus payments to your Mechanical Turk participants. Here’s how: 1. From the Session Details page of the session in question, open the Completed Participants tab. 2. Next, use the Worker ID column to identify the lucky participant, and select the associated bonus…

Tutorial: Emailing Mechanical Turk Participants

If you’ve run a FindingFive study on Mechanical Turk, you may want to reach out directly to some of your participants — perhaps to invite them to participate in a follow-up study! However, if you’ve read our post on Best Practices for Mechanical Turk, you’ll know that it is both against Amazon’s user policy and ethically questionable to ask participants…

Mechanical Turk Best Practices

FindingFive’s goal is to be a one-stop-shop for designing, implementing, recruiting for, and communicating online research. FindingFive offers seamless integration with Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (MTurk), so you can quickly and easily post your study to the marketplace and start collecting data directly from your FindingFive account. (To see how easy this is, check out our full instructions on launching a…