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Professional Development Workshops: Current Year

Title: Navigating conferences as a graduate student

By: Kiel Christianson & a cast of thousands (or a couple more people, at least)

When: November 8, 5-6:30pm

Where: Education bldg, room 242

There will be pizza and drinks!! :)



Monday, December 2, 3p-5p NEW LOCATION: 2090B, FLB

Title: Using IBEX Farm and Amazon Mechanical Turk to conduct online research

By: Jack Dempsey (PhD Student, EPSY)

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce Ibex Farm as an easy and efficient way to create a psycholinguistics experiment.  By the end of the workshop, you will be able to create a variety of different online and offline experimental designs, implement an experiment using Ibex Farm in conjunction with Amazon Mechanical Turk, and import data from the Ibex Farm server to Excel and R. There are NO prerequisites, although basic experience with R and Excel, knowledge of experimental design, and a general understanding of HTML would be helpful.

Need:  Laptop with internet access, Text Editor (Notepad++ recommended), Excel, R

Topics Covered

  • Programming Ibex Experiments
    • What is Ibex (Farm)?
    • Ibex Functions
    • Programming the Experiment (e.g. Self-Paced Reading, Speeded Acceptability, Free Response, Surveys, etc. – Additional Paradigms TBD)
  • Amazon Mechanical Turk & Ibex Farm
    • Pricing & Fees
    • Setting Qualifications
    • Multi-Link Experiments (i.e. Experimental Lists)
    • Approving/Rejecting Participants
  • Ibex
    • Going from Ibex to R/SPSS
    • Coding Ibex Results


  • Official “Manual”

    • Toronto Psycholinguistics – Example Data File

    • Google Group!forum/ibexexperiments

    • HTML