MediaLab helps both technologically savvy and technologically challenged researchers with their creation of powerful computerized experiments. Created specifically for the Windows environment, MediaLab combines smart experimental design features with the capabilities of today’s powerful multi-media PC technology.
Highly intuitive and user-friendly, MediaLab comes with extensive interactive help files, an easy-to-follow 93-page manual, sample experiments and a simple tutorial to help you get started right away. You will be able to start creating fully-functional basic experiments in 15 to 20 minutes.
Simple surveys? Complex factorial designs? No problem.
If you’ve used them, you know. General purpose programs typically have limited flexibility when it comes to experimental design. With MediaLab, participants can be administered different stimuli and different dependent measures and in different orders depending on the experimental condition. MediaLab allows for a wide variety of input including multiple choice responses, fill-in-the-blanks, essay-type open ended responses, thought and recall listings, and even ratings of one's own open-ended responses. MediaLab handles all of this with ease and writes friendly data files that be analyzed immediately in either Excel or SPSS.
Powerful Multi-Media Capability
MediaLab allows you present an abundance of stimuli from basic and fully-formatted Word documents, HTML, and PowerPoint Shows to multi-media files such as audio, video and image files—either alone or in combination. If MediaLab can not perform a specific task, it will branch off to run an independent program of your choosing during an experiment, and then return to where it left off.
- • Define as many experimental conditions as you like (great for factorial designs).
- • Flexible randomization features.
- Randomize items within a single group.
- • Randomize the order that groups of items are presented.
- • Randomization routines at both the experiment level and within questionnaires.
- • Embed your own or third-party programs (DOS, Windows 3.1 and • Windows 95 and later) within an experiment or questionnaire.
- • Run DirectRT or Inquisit sessions from within your MediaLab experiment.
- • Create multiple custom preference settings with choices of fonts and display colours.
- • Context sensitive help such that pressing F1 at any time will help you with what you are currently doing.
- • Option of on-the-fly editing of Word and WordPerfect documents-edit them as you run through your experiment.
- • Resolution independent-compatible with screen displays from 640x480 to 1600x1200.
- • Easy-to-use intuitive interface--no programming code necessary.
- Now compatible with non-english fonts (e.g., Japanese, Chinese, Arabic).
- • Customize all messages and/or translate into any language.
- Optionally run experiments from a CD-ROM or Server on LAN.
- • Scale responses with up to 12 closed ended responses.
- • Multiple response (select all that apply) responses.
- • Fill-in-the blank responses (free or restricted).
- • Essay-type responses.
- • Thought listings and recall listings.
- • Have subjects rate their own thought-listing responses on any dimension.
- • Easy text-based instructions for any question.
- • Present html pages with active hyperlinks. MediaLab uses the Intenet Explorer browsing engine so you can display anything that Explorer can.
- • Track browsing behaviour as subjects navigate through local html files or the world wide web.
- • Track every link the subject follows and record when they arrived and how long they stayed.
- • Easily present Microsoft Word or any other OLE compatible documents for more elaborate formatting.
- • Easily embed Microsoft PowerPoint shows within your experiment or questionnaire(s).
- • Gather on-line continuous rating data during audio and video clips.
- • Skip pattern capability when a particular closed ended response is given.
- • Questionnaire items can be omitted in specified conditions.
- • Easily modify and re-use your questionnaires in other experiments.
- • Option of self-paced or time-limited responses.
- • Allow subjects to return to previous questions if necessary.
- • Embed subjects' responses in subsequent question wordings.
- • Create multiple style configurations (e.g., colours and fonts) for use within the same experiment or questionnaire.
- • Present graphics (.bmp, .jpg, and .gif).
- • Present sound files (.wav, .mp3.)
- • Present video (.avi, .mpg, .mov.)
- • Present combinations of graphics, sound, video and questionnaire items.
- • Present html, flash, java, asp and any other browser compatible files.
- • Optional parameters allow you to set the screen location of images and movies as well as set.
- • Optional parameters allow you to set the screen location of images and movies as well as set the size of video clips all the way up to full screen.
- • Writes data to an easy-to-analyze ASCII file.
- • Your choice of which variables to write to the data file.
- • Writes all data into a single file that can be imported straight into Excel (up to 255 variables) or SPSS (unlimited variables). Variable definitions are written automatically, so you can start analyzing your results immediately.
- • Two sets of data files are produced, one organized by questionnaires, the other by variable names.
- Includes a utility to easily merge data files collected on different computers.
- • Optionally write reaction time for any response to the data file.
- • Optionally write data from multiple computers to a single folder on your network