Welcome to the jsPsych in Qualtrics Tutorial Series
WARNING!! This tutorial series is based on version
6.x of jsPsych. Due to extensive changes in jsPsych 7.x and above, many things in this tutorial won't work. However, you can still download jsPsych v6.3.1 (the last jsPsych 6.x release) and use it for your projects.
Hello, I am Kyoung Whan and have used jsPsych within Qualtrics extensively in my research. For example, I developed the Choose-And-Solve Task with jsPsych, ran the task using Qualtrics with math attitude surveys, and published a paper, titled "Calculated avoidance: Math anxiety predicts math avoidance in effort-based decision-making" (Choe et al., 2019, Science Advances).
The purpose of this tutorial series is to provide an easy-to-follow guide to Qualtrics users (e.g., many social and psychological science researchers) on embedding jsPsych-based behavioral experiments into Qualtrics so that they could study interesting individual differences, correlating questionnaires vs. behavioral/cognitive measures.
If you are looking for Qualtrics tutorials, there are other excellent tutorials available, as well as Qualtrics' official support page. For example,
If you are looking for jsPsych v6.x tutorial, the best place to start is the jsPsych v6.3 Hello World! tutorial. Also please check out these resources:
- The YouTube tutorial from Josh de Leeuw
- Online Experiments for Language Scientists by Kenny Smith and Alisdair Tullo
jsPsych in Qualtrics Tutorial Series
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Unfortunately, this tutorial series is no longer actively maintained (last update, 11/25/2021), as I moved to the industry. Still, I hope this helps fellow researchers.
Part 1. The Basics: Launching an online study and saving the data
- Making jsPsych files loadable in Qualtrics
- The famous Hello World! example
- Reaction Time Task (from the jsPsych tutorial)
- Saving jsPsych data to a server using PHP
- Recruiting participants for your study
Part 2. Case studies: Embedding existing jsPsych experiments into Qualtrics
- Flanker Task (from the jsPsych demo)
- Choose-And-Solve Task (CAST; Choe et al., 2019)
- Retaliate or Carry-on: Reactive AGgression Experiment (RC-RAGE; Meidenbauer et al., 2021)
- Stop Signal Task (STOP-IT; Verbruggen et al., 2019)
- Quick Audio Test (recommeded before any auditory study)
- Mood Induction (Mayer et al. 1995; Marzillier & Davey 2005)