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Tutorial: Using Carryover Responses as Stimuli

After participant responses are collected in an experiment, they can be used as other components on later trials of the experiment. This feature is called “carryover responses”. At the time being, FindingFive supports using carryover responses as stimuli within the same experiment. This can be useful for experimental designs where the participant is asked to review or judge their own…

Tutorial: Running Studies via a “Lab Account” on FindingFive

Researchers can sign up for individual accounts on FindingFive, but sometimes it is more desirable to create a “lab account” so that participants can see which lab is recruiting them instead of the individual researchers. In addition, it is often easier to centralize participant reward payments and/or session fee invoices in a single lab account for management purposes. In this…

Tutorial: Relative Duration for the Background_Audio Response

FindingFive recently rolled out a new feature that allows you to specify the duration of a background audio response relative to the duration of a stimulus on the same trial (e.g., an audio or video stimulus). This is really useful when your audio or video stimulus files vary in duration, and you would like to record participants adaptively – longer…

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…

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…

Tutorial: Mouse-tracking Study Example

FindingFive now supports mouse-tracking, which provides researchers with “continuous information about tentative commitments to multiple response alternatives over time” (Hehman, Stolier, & Freeman, 2015). This tutorial will introduce you to FindingFive’s mouse-tracking feature by walking you through a sample study. Click here to see a finished version! Study Description In our sample experiment, modeled after Dale et al. (2007), participants…

Tutorial: Managing Mechanical Turk Workers

In this tutorial, we’ll go through some of the tasks involved in managing MTurk participants. First, we will discuss how to email MTurk participants, and then we will discuss how to examine the data. Emailing MTurk participants Bonus payments for MTurk participants Creating compensation HITs Emailing Mechanical Turk Participants If you’ve run a FindingFive study on Mechanical Turk, you may…

Tutorial: Integrating FindingFive with participant recruitment platforms

Participant recruitment platforms like SONA can help you easily grow and manage your participant pool. This tutorial will show you how to integrate your FindingFive study with recruitment platforms in four simple steps: Launch a study session on FindingFive Get a link to your study session and post it to your chosen recruitment platform Ask participants to create a FindingFive…