Data Collection and Experiments in the Lab

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The Media Lab is a space designed to facilitate experimental and observation data collection and the testing of participants in a variety of tasks relevant to the study of media and communication, and psychological processes relevant to society and politics. The Lab is accessible to CSDC members, post-docs, and graduate students. These facilities are available online, in the lab, or in the field. 


The media lab is equipped with a number of computers, installed at separated work stations. There is room for no more than 5-6 participants to work simultaneously.

Find below a complete list of softwares you can use to do data collection and experiments in the lab.



Instructions and useful links

Qualtrics Use to collect online survey data, including survey experiments. This program enables you to create surveys, with advanced functionalities such as Auto-number questions, Search and Replace, Strip Formatting, Test survey with dummy responses, checking survey accessibility, etc.
Inquisit A tool for creating and administering psychological tests and experiments.  Enables researchers to present textual, graphic, visual (photo and video) and audio stimuli and measure participants’ response time, eye tracking, voice measurement, etc.
BioGraph Physiology Suite from Thought Technologies Version 2010 Software and sensory equipment used in experiments to measure and analyse physiological response to stimuli. In particular it enables you to measure heart beat, blood volume pulse, skin conductance, temperature and respiration.
MediaLab Version 2010 Incorporate multi-media and other stimuli into experimental designs in the lab. Version 2010. 
E-Prime Version 2.0 Behavioural experiment Software to do computerized experiment design, data collection and data analysis. There is stimulus presentation and response time measures. Enables the display of experiment on multiple monitors. 
Mirametrix S2 Eye Tracking Mirametrix S2 Eye Tracker used for attention and visual information searching. Enables researchers to measure attention or distraction, fatigue, emotions etc. 
Lexicoder Version 2.0 Java-based software designed for general content analysis of text including sentiment analysis. A dictionary which captures the mood and sentiments of political texts.
Other useful software available include:  Adobe, QuickTime, Empirisoft Web Site, Microsoft Silverlight, FileMaker Pro 11, Audacity, MPlayerX, Text Edit, Text Wrangler, Time Machine, etc.