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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…

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Note that the code examples on this page are outdated.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…

The mystery of extra MTurk workers

For researchers who run their FindingFive studies on the Mechanical Turk platform, you may have occasionally got more subjects than requested. For example, the researcher may have requested 10 participants, but at the end of a session, FindingFive reports 11 completed your study, and Amazon only has a record of 10 workers who completed your HIT. There’s one extra mechanical…

Introducing Property Inheritance

Hi there! We are excited to announce a handy new feature, called Property Inheritance, is now available to researchers on FindingFive. It is now possible to utilize parent-child relationships within stimuli, responses, or trial templates, where the children inherit all properties defined in their parents. For those of you who are familiar with object-oriented programming languages, this should already sound…

Extending the duration of an existing session

We have finally implemented (the first step) of a feature that many researchers have asked for – extending the end time of an active session. It happens. Sometimes participants are slow to show up. By the time they have finally decided to do a study, the session has ended. Then you’ll have to set up everything all over again. This…

Researcher-end feature update: Your study list now loads a little faster

If you have created quite a few studies on FindingFive, you may have noticed that it took increasingly longer for the study list to load. This was annoying and shouldn’t be the case. We have recently spent a bit time tackling this issue. There are two factors involved here: Although the study list was paginated (meaning it displays only a…