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Integrating Qualtrics with Volunteer Science


Date: May 6th, 2021
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm EST

Do you use Qualtrics surveys in your research? Do you want to know how to supercharge them with Volunteer Science's features?

In this hourlong workshop, we will show you the ins and outs of linking studies in Volunteer Science with surveys in Qualtrics. You will learn how to post Qualtrics surveys on Volunteer Science and embed them in other experiments. You will also learn how to embed Volunteer Science experiments within Qualtrics surveys and how to pass data between the two.

This workshop will be recorded for attendees to come back to it for reference and inspiration.



If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact support at support@volunteerscience.com.

Recruiting from Mechanical Turk with Volunteer Science


Date: May 20th, 2021
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm EST

Volunteer Science makes it easy and efficient to run workers on Mechanical Turk. In this hourlong workshop, we will show you how to create HITs on Mechanical Turk through Volunteer Science; recruit, filter, and pay participants; assign qualificaitons and set requirements; and use quota sampling to diversify your recruitment.

This workshop will be recorded for attendees to come back to it for reference and inspiration.



If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact support at support@volunteerscience.com.

Working with Social Media Data on Volunteer Science


Date: June 3rd, 2021
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm EST

Do you want to study social media or collect social media data as part of your research?

In this workshop, we'll teach you how using Twitter data as an example. You will learn how to collect Twitter data from participants, have participants view Twitter data as part of a study, and collect data on how people react to Twitter data. While this workshop focuses on Twitter data, the same tools can be used on other social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram.

This workshop will be recorded for attendees to come back to it for reference and inspiration..



If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact support at support@volunteerscience.com.

Recruiting Subjects Online


Date: June 17th, 2021
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm EST

There are many ways to recruit subjects for your studies. And, different studies require different recruitment strategies. Come learn from the expertise we've developed from running over 700,000 participants online. We'll show you the tradeoffs in everything from paid pools and online panels, to crowdsourcing, online ads, and partnerships. You should come away from the workshop with the best options for recruiting for your study.

This workshop will be recorded for attendees to come back to it for reference and inspiration.



If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact support at support@volunteerscience.com.

Cognitive Tasks on Volunteer Science with jsPsych


Date: July 8th, 2021
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm EST

Are you interested in running cognitive tasks like Flanker, Lexical Decision Task, or the Implicit Association Task? In this workshop, we'll show you how to create these types of studies on Volunteer Science using jsPsych.

This workshop will be recorded for attendees to come back to it for reference and inspiration.



If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact support at support@volunteerscience.com.

Multiperson studies on VS


Date: July 22th, 2021
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm EST

Do you want to conduct studies with couples, teams, or networks? Do you want to simulate markets or study group problem solving? Would you like to interact with your participants while they are taking your study? You can do each of these using Volunteer Science. In this workshop, we will show you how to create multiperson studies on Volunteer Science.

This workshop will be recorded for attendees to come back to it for reference and inspiration.



If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact support at support@volunteerscience.com.

Building your own subject pool


Date: August 5th, 2021
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm EST

Do you perform longitudinal studies? Do you recruit the same types of people over and over again? Would you like a subject pool to share within your department? In this workshop, we will show you how to recruit and empanel your own pool of participants through Volunteer Science and how you can use that pool to recruit targeted participants and conduct longitudinal studies.

This workshop will be recorded for attendees to come back to it for reference and inspiration.



If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact support at support@volunteerscience.com.

Past

Web Applications 101: Build apps with HTML, CSS, and Javascript (5 hours)

Date: May 24th, 2019
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Cost: $49.99

This course will introduce you to the basics of creating interactive web pages and applications using HTML, CSS, and Javascript. You will come away understanding the fundamental HTML objects, how to format them with CSS, and how manipulate them with javascript. This will prepare you for learning more advanced tools and programs like mobile app development, animations, and working with data.

Schedule:

  1. Overview: What are Interactive Web Apps?
  2. Building a webpage with HTML
  3. Styling your page with CSS
  4. Create actions with Javascript

There will be breaks for food and other needs. This course is family friendly. You will be able to interact with me via chat. Kids, dogs, and loud roomates are welcome too.

If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact Jason Radford at Jason_radford@volunteerscience.com.

Live Science!

If you love research, data, and science, you do not want to miss this!

Participate in science and join us in playing a "Collective Problem Solving" experiment. We will then analyze and share the results.

Special Speaker: Dr. David Lazer. Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Computer and Information Science, Northeastern University, and Co-Director, NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks. Prior to coming to Northeastern University, Dr. Lazer was on the faculty at the Harvard Kennedy School. He has been published in numerous journals and is lead author of the paper in Science in 2014 that critiqued Google Flu Trends, which has emerged as a foundational piece in the use of big data to understand human behavior.

Watch a recording of this event on Facebook.

Harvard: Build Your Own Online Lab with Volunteer Science

We will be offering a training workshop on using Volunteer Science to create online studies on Friday, April 21st from 1-4pm at Harvard University in CGIS South S010 Tsai Auditorium. This workshop will demonstrate how online studies are conducted, demo the Volunteer Science system, and provide hands-on guidance to help researchers get studies up and working. Please register so we can keep a headcount and provide enough support services.

Volunteer Science is a platform for creating online studies and recruiting participants. The training workshops will feature a review of approaches to online research with human subjects, including serious games, lab experiments, and citizen science. This overview will be followed by guided walkthroughs of how to set up both a survey-based study and a game-based study. You will receive access to a research team where you can add any number of collaborators, create any number of experiments, and recruit any number of subjects.