Behavioral scientists have been using the internet to conduct research for over two decades, but only recently has the scope of internet research begun to rival the traditional laboratory experiment. In this workshop, I will introduce you to the basics of online data collection and various tools for conducting online research, including jsPsych (http://www.jspsych.org), a programming library for conducting laboratory-like experiments online developed at Indiana University. I'll describe all the necessary components of running an online experiment, the features of jsPsych, and how to create a simple experiment using the jsPsych library.
Josh de Leeuw is a doctoral student in the Cognitive Science program and the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University. His research interests include the role of cognitive constraints in learning, interactions between knowledge and perception, and the methodology of online behavioral experiments. He is the creator of jspsych, a popular tool for conducting online experiments. His most recent project is FactorsDB, a community-driven collection of open-source online experiments for use in the classroom. He received his BA in Cognitive Science at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.