Online psychology experiments – some useful links

Akira O’Connor has just posted up a fascinating piece about his recent trial of an online experiment, and some of the data he’s gathered so far on the subject-base who’ve completed it. His earlier post about his experience of actually programming the experiment is definitely worth a read as well.

He also posted up a few links to other online experiment sites which I wasn’t aware of, and that I thought it was worth reproducing here. First up is this page from the Hanover College Psychology Department which lists hundreds of web-based experiments you can do as a subject. Right at the bottom of the page is a really useful section of links titled “Other Resources and List for Psychological Research on the Web” which is a really great list of resources in this area for researchers.

Next up is a UK-based site: Online Psychology Research, maintained by Dr Kathryn Gardner of the University of Central Lancashire. This is a similar kind of site, which lists links to current experiments in which one can participate, organised neatly into categories. The Online Research Resources page on this site is also a fantastic set of links to lots of relevant material.

Finally, this page on the Social Psychology Network also lists current online experiments, again, categorised by type/subject area.

I highly recommend having a browse through the experiments on some of these sites and completing the ones you’re interested in – you’ll be contributing to other’s research and you might learn something new as well!



About Matt Wall

I do brains. BRAINZZZZ.

Posted on June 13, 2012, in Commentary, Experimental techniques, Internet, Programming, Study Skills. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Hi Matt, there’s also software to write online exp. I guess some can just be done through google forms/similar, and there’s nice HCI stuff for testing websites (e.g. a/b testing for designs) which could be adapted.
    Also WebExp
    which is free. I know there are at least some others for running specific paradigms (e.g. IAT); probably others too.

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