Programming for Psychologists

Dit vak wordt in het Engels aangeboden. Omschrijvingen kunnen daardoor mogelijk alleen in het Engels worden weergegeven.

Doel vak

Acquire programming skills and use them to build your own experiments.
Learn the intricacies of experimental design.

Inhoud vak

You will learn how to design psychological experiments and how to
implement these using the OpenSesame software package and the Python
programming language. You will be mainly working with
OpenSesame, which is specially designed for constructing experiments. To
successfully create experiments in OpenSesame, however, you need a basic
understanding of Python. Therefore this course will also address general
programming principles that will facilitate the learning of other
programming languages in the future. We will furthermore look at how to
efficiently design behavioral experiments, with the focus on
randomization procedures, how to present visual and auditory stimuli,
and on how to record responses of participants.


7 x 1.5 hour lecture, 14 x 4 hours practicals (compulsory), assignments
(twice a week).


Of the 13 assignments, at least 9 need to be marked 6 or higher. At the
end there will be an exam consisting of programming
assignments. You are allowed to bring your book and any other material.


Online documentation.

Aanbevolen voorkennis

Although there are no specific requirements to enter this course, it is
generally recommended to familiarise yourself with Python via one of the
many online and free Python courses/tutorials.

Algemene informatie

Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P1
Vakniveau 400
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Fac. der Gedrags- en Bewegingswetensch.
Vakcoördinator dr. D. van Moorselaar
Examinator dr. D. van Moorselaar
Docenten dr. D. van Moorselaar
dr. ing. E. van der Burg

Praktische informatie

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