IbexFarm is a site that hosts online experiment, and it has become increasingly popular among psycholinguists as it is a quick (and relatively cheap) way to collect psycholinguistic data.
Got a questions?
- Read the user manual
- If you have any question about a very specific problem that you have encountered, or if you find a glitch in the system, try giving it a shout in this Google group.
Annoying syntax errors?
- Esprima is also a pretty good syntax validator
Counterbalancing didn’t work?
- There is a potential pitfall when running Ibex Farm experiments with Latin Square design on Amazon Mechanical Turk – details and solutions can be found here.
- Unfortunately, this still won’t completely solve the problem . What I find useful is to first do what the author suggested (i.e. include setcounter at the beginning of the experiment), and when you are running the experiment, get 80% of your data (which should be determined a priori), check the counterbalancing, and then fill in the underrepresented lists (e.g. if List 1 is underrepresented, replacing “experiment.html” with “server.py?withsquare=1” will give you the link to List 1 only). That way you will (hopefully) end up with a fully counterbalanced set of data.
Chinese characters turned into gibberish?
- When you download the zip file from your experiment page, the results can be found in a text document and you can easily convert it into a csv or xls(x) file. When opened with Excel, if the file doesn’t show Chinese characters correctly, try this.
Changing css files?
- most of the time, w3schools has the reference that will tell you how to do the trick!
- Wuggy: a multilingual pseudoword generator