Paper - LabVanced: A Unified JavaScript Framework for Online Studies

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    • author: Caspar Goeke, Holger Finger, Dorena Diekamp, Kai Standvoss, Peter K├Ânig
    • title: LabVanced: A Unified JavaScript Framework for Online Studies
    • year: 20172017

  • https://www.labvanced.com/
  • Labvanced is a javascript based web application that enables researchers to create online studies for psychological or social sciences.
  • Similar to psychopy in the drag and drop editor style and usability.
  • At the time of writing, it costs 880 or 2880/year for normal licenses
  • The study can be divided into subject groups - seessions - blocks - tasks - trials - frames
  • An event system enables the software to react to subjects inputs in a dynamic way
  • The studies can be published and shared in the software, the participants dont need to install anything.
  • They offer built in functionalities for eyetracking and the detection of facial expressions.
  • There seems to be integration with amazon mechanical turk.
  • Open questions:
    • How good is the eyetracking? T==HE FINNICKY CALIBRATION COULD BE AN ISSUE==
    • Can we modify the studies with custom javascript code? YES
    • What are the system requirements? (frame buffer on graphics card is mentiones, how much power does the computer need?) (seem to be low, so nice)