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Are there online platforms for running inhibition of return experiments? I want to analyze different cultural groups and an online platform would be the only way to do so.

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Yes your experiment is possible. If all you need is the cued and uncued times its easy. Users can run an online applet demo provided by psytoolkit. You can embed the applet in a survey where users can record their times. For more in detail data analysis I recommend that you roll your own based on psytoolkits model. Given how simple the experiment is even starting from scratch should be easy for a computer science undergrad with some experience in .net or another web language.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you. I am trying now to understand how it works and hopefully I could make something on my own as I need more than cued/uncued times. 'Given how simple the experiment is' is not how I think about this. :) $\endgroup$ – Dana Sugu Jan 28 '14 at 6:39
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I've done quite a lot of work on running experiments online over the last while, and have put together some of the code I've found useful in a project tentatively titled PsychScript.

You will still need to actually program the experiment yourself in JavaScript, but with PsychScript you can do this by modifying a template and changing things around a little, rather than working from scratch.

Hope thing helps!

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you for answering. I have to see whether or not I am able to modify the template. I have seen the OpenSesame Mobile (Beta) app and run it. I wish I could run my experiment online. $\endgroup$ – Dana Sugu Feb 1 '14 at 3:40
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I've been developing an online platform to run HTML5/Javascript experiments, recruit participants via email, facebook, or twitter, and collect and evaluate results in real time. Neither you nor your participants require anything but a web browser.

As Eoin already mentioned you will still need to develop the experiment yourself in HTML5/Javascript. However I may be able to help you with development, but please consider that the experiment would be open to the general public then.

Please see http://statode-demo.herokuapp.com/mental-rotation/ for a demo, it does not require signup.

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    $\begingroup$ That's a really nice looking experiment. I've also come across something called jsPsych, which is along the same lines as what I was working on, but further along, and has a Behavioural Research Methods Paper. Tragically, I had even renamed my project Psych.js before finding out about it. $\endgroup$ – Eoin Apr 23 '14 at 16:42
  • $\begingroup$ I am not able to write to MySQL Database. I wish I could manage this and use jsPsych script. $\endgroup$ – Dana Sugu May 8 '14 at 7:17

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