Mouse-tracking workshop with Sara Incera
Title: Creating and analyzing mouse-tracking experiments
The goal of this four-hour workshop is to create and analyze mouse-tracking experiments. During the first half of the workshop, participants will become familiar with the computer software MouseTracker. Each participant will work on creating a sample pilot study (4-6 stimuli) on a topic of their choosing. Participants will start from an example, choose the stimuli type, set up their trials, and make it look good using the “Designer” feature in MouseTracker. In addition, participants will be taught how to export their data (“Analyzer”) including considerations about conditions, restrictions, types of data (raw vs. normalized), and remapping. In the second half of the workshop, participants will learn to analyze mouse-tracking data using R (and R Studio). The mouse-tracking paradigm generates many dependent variables, so it is important to know which one to use for a specific research question. Participants will be introduced to data transformations (wide vs. long format – reshape2), data visualizations (mouse trajectories on a line graph – ggplot2), and, if there is time, data analyses (mixed models – lme4). The goal is to get participants to experience the whole process, from creating the experiment to interpreting the results, so they can use the mouse-tracking paradigm on their own whenever they are designing their next experiment.
When: May 22, 2019, 9am-1pm
Where: McGill Campus, Stewart Bio building, 1205 Dr Penfield Ave, S3/31