"On the use of wireless response systems in experimental psychology: Implications for the behavioral researcher" (2007) Moses M. Langley,Anne M. Cleary and Bogdan N. Kostic
A method of data collection is presented that unites the efficiency of mass testing with the ease of instant electronic data collection that is typical of computer-based experiments run on individual participants.
"Using Adobe Flash Lite on mobile phones for psychological research: Reaction time measurement reliability and interdevice variability" (2008) Stian Reimers and Neil Stewart
Behavior Research Methods article. Psychological investigation using mobile phones. Article examines whether it is possible to measure reaction times (RTs) accurately using Adobe Flash Lite on mobile phones
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"Timing accuracy of Web experiments: A case study using the WebExp software package" (2009) Frank Keller, Subahshini Gunasekharan, Neil Mayo, and Martin Corley
Warwick Research Archive Portal The article presents two experiments that demonstrate the feasibility of collecting response latency data over the World-Wide Web using WebExp—a software package designed to run psychological experiments over the Internet.
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"Tracking Real-Time User Experience (TRUE): A comprehensive instrumentation solution for complex systems" (2008) CHI proceedings, Jun H. Kim, Daniel V. Gunn, Eric Schuh, Bruce C. Phillips, Randy J. Pagulayan, and Dennis Wixon
The article presents combination of the collection and analysis of behavioral instrumentation with other HCI methods to develop a system for Tracking Real-Time User Experience (TRUE).
MouselabWEB: Monitoring information acquisition processes on the Web. Willemsen, M. & Johnson, E.J.
MouselabWEB is a process tracing tool to track web browsing by users. Demo page and software links.
RUI-Recording User Input. Kukreja, U. et al. (2006)
Behavior Research Methods article plus software. Event and timing logging software for studying learner-computer interactions. RUI (Recording User Input) is a tool that
records user computer interface behaviour.
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Reviews of keylogging software for recording learners' keystokes, mouse movements etc
Software review website
UK behavioural research software and equipment seller.
Agents for Observer XT, iView eye tracker..."established in 1993, we provide research tools for scoring behaviour, video tracking, eyetracking and motion analysis as well as a range of specialist hardware and software for every situation where behaviour is measured."
Computer Mouse-Tracking. Freeman, J.B., Dale, R., Spivey, M. (2011)
"Recently, the measurement of computer-mouse trajectories en route to choices on the screen has served as a window into the real-time dynamics of a wide range of cognitive processes. This mouse-tracking methodology is able to provide a sensitive, temporally fine-grained measure by which participants’ tentative commitments to various choice alternatives can be tracked semi-continuously over hundreds of milliseconds. Similar in spirit to the goals of eye-tracking methods, mouse-tracking may provide access to the micro- structure of perceptual, cognitive, and social decisions."
Dufau S, Duñabeitia JA, Moret-Tatay C, McGonigal A, Peeters D, et al. (2011) Smart Phone, Smart Science: How the Use of Smartphones Can Revolutionize Research in Cognitive Science. PLoS ONE 6(9)
"Investigating human cognitive faculties such as language, attention, and memory most often relies on testing small and homogeneous groups of volunteers coming to research facilities where they are asked to participate in behavioral experiments. We show that this limitation and sampling bias can be overcome by using smartphone technology to collect data in cognitive science experiments from thousands of subjects from all over the world. This mass coordinated use of smartphones creates a novel and powerful scientific “instrument” that yields the data necessary to test universal theories of cognition. This increase in power represents a potential revolution in cognitive science."