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March 2020

Non-chronometric experiments in Mechanical Turk

March 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-4

We are continuing the Open Office Hours dedicated to programming non-chronometric psycholinguistic experiments in Amazon Mechanical Turk. All materials from the first Office Hour and the follow-up can be found at osf.io/cqa2e. The follow-up Open Office Hour with Dr. Victor Kuperman will cover additional types of experiments (Cloze predictability, plausibility judgments, Rating and Likert scales). It will take place on Friday March 27 at 1-2 pm (Eastern time for US and Canada). Date: March 27, 2020 Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm…

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Running chronometric experiments online using PsychoPy3

March 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Host: Jordan Gallant Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020  Time: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. EST (GMT -4) Connect via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/495738797 Online experiments offer a range of possibilities and benefits that have yet to be fully explored. This office hour will introduce PsychoPy3, a new experiment development software that uses Javascript to create experiments that can be run on web-browsers. In the first half of the office hour, I will demonstrate how a simple lexical decision experiment can be 1) created, 2) hosted…

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April 2020

Data wrangling in R

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4

Host: Pablo Gomez (CSUSB) Date: April 14, 2020 Time: 12:00pm EDT (GMT -4) As social scientists, we spend a considerable amount of our time cleaning, selecting, and managing our data; yet, most of us never received formal instruction on such methods and hence have developed idiosyncratic ways to wrangle data. These methods are often not sharable, not reproducible, and —I will speak for myself here — are not practices that we are particularly proud of. In this office hour, I…

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Using online databases

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4

Host: Victor Kuperman (McMaster University) Date: April 21, 2020 Time: 12:00pm EDT (GMT -4) A large number of behavioural datasets in multiple languages were made available for psycholinguists in the last decades. These include both databases with outcomes of behavioural tasks (lexical decision, eye-tracking, naming, semantic classification); databases with judgements or ratings on lexical variables (age-of-acquisition, imageability, affect, concreteness); and corpora documenting natural language productions. All these sources can be fruitfully used for doing psycholinguistic research without a lab, i.e.,…

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May 2020

POSTPONED: Brock University & SHARCNet: EEG Analysis Workshop 2020

May 11 @ 9:00 am - May 15 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Brock University, 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
St. Catharines, Ontario L2S 3A1 Canada
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$150 – $250

The Seventh Annual EEG Analysis Workshop will be held from Monday, May 11 to Friday, May 15, 2020, daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Lectures and hands-on sessions presented by Sid Segalowitz, James Desjardins, and Stefon van Noordt. This EEG analysis workshop is designed to give researchers who are familiar with ERP projects an opportunity to get hands on experience exploring advanced EEG analysis methods in a collaborative setting. Over the five days of the workshop, we focus on…

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Collaborative Remote Research with Gitlab and PsychoPy3

May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4

Host: Jordan Gallant Date: May 12, 2020 Time: 12pm - 1pm Eastern Time (GMT -4) "The COVID-19 pandemic has forced our research activities out of the lab and into online virtual environments. Not only has this changed the research methods available to us, but it has also fundamentally changed the way the that we work together. However, this office hour is here to say that this change need not be for the worse. Collaborative remote work can offer distinct advantages when…

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Cancelled: STEP@CCP 2020

May 25 @ 8:00 am - May 30 @ 5:00 pm UTC-6
University of Alberta, 116 St & 85 Ave
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E7 Canada
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STEP (Spring Training in Experimental Psycholinguistics) will be held at the University of Alberta from May 25 - May 30, 2020. The Spring School is directed at postdoctoral fellows, graduate and advanced undergraduate students, and anyone else interested in learning how to turn their research ideas into concrete steps towards experimental designs, data collection and analysis using advanced experimental and statistical methods.   STEP 2020 CONFIRMED INSTRUCTORS AND COURSES Yu-Ying Chuang & Harald Baayen (Tübingen) -TBA Stefan Th. Gries (UC Santa…

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June 2020

Introduction to Bayesian Inference

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4

Host: Noam Siegelman, Haskins Laboratories Date: June 2, 2020 Time: 12pm – 1pm Eastern Time (GMT -4) "Can Bayesian inference serve as an alternative to classical statistical methods based on Null Hypothesis Significance Testing (NHST)? This virtual office hour will serve as a brief introduction to this exciting alternative analytical approach. We will go over basic concepts such as prior and posterior distributions, review the conceptual differences between Bayesian inference and NHST, and discuss the relation between Bayesian parameter estimation…

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Doing Research at a Distance: Ethical Challenges and Opportunities

June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4

Hosts: Eva Kehayia (McGill University/CRIR) & Anik Nolet (CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal) Date: June 9, 2020 Time: 12pm – 1pm Eastern Time (GMT -4) In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, research with human participants has either stopped or is forced to be conducted differently and at a distance. We explore some of the potential ethical challenges and opportunities from the perspective of the Research Ethics Board, the researchers, and the participants.  We then present an example of a research project…

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July 2020

Incorporating Neuropsychological Tests into Experimental Research

July 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4

Host: Simritpal Malhi, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Date: July 28, 2020 Time: 12pm – 1pm Eastern Time (GMT -4) This virtual office hour is for researchers who are interested in incorporating neuropsychological tests into their experimental paradigms. I will discuss how to determine whether you should be using such tests and introduce some examples of tests that tap into various cognitive domains and emotional/personality variables. I will also discuss ethical and legal considerations. Finally, I will suggest an area for future research involving the management of big data (i.e., neuropsychological norms).…

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