Online Experiments

SFU Language and Brain Lab’s JATOS server:

A decent amount of Linguistics and Psychological research rely on gathering participants’ responses to stimuli, then processing these data using statistical methods. For this purpose, I’ve created several experiments including implementations of some very useful tests to be conducted online. Here is a few of them:

Edinburgh Handedness Inventory

“The Edinburgh Handedness Inventory is a measurement scale used to assess the dominance of a person’s right or left hand in everyday activities, sometimes referred to as laterality. The inventory can be used by an observer assessing the person, or by a person self-reporting hand use. ” —-Wikipedia
For neurolinguistics research, participants with different handedness tend to exhibit different lateralisation trends which need to be assessed separately. Self-reporting may work, but it is not uncommon for left-handed people to be taught to using their right hands when performing certain tasks (such as writing) at an early age, which could create confusion. It is therefore necessary to conduct more thorough examination to determine such factor for certain studies.
Disclaimer: No information will be collected for this test.

The State-Trait Anxiety Inventory

“The State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) is a commonly used measure of trait and state anxiety (Spielberger, Gorsuch, Lushene, Vagg, & Jacobs, 1983). It can be used in clinical settings to diagnose anxiety and to distinguish it from depressive syndromes. It also is often used in research as an indicator of caregiver distress.” —-APA
Research has found that state-anxiety level can have important influence on a person’s task performance. For some studies, this factor needs to be considered by taking S-Anxiety scale before and after an experiment. One could naturally also perform this test to evaluate one’s own anxiety level.
Disclaimer: No information will be collected for this test.