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General Repository

Introduction

This page lists:

  • Software manuals
  • Research specific installable programs
  • Building material for experiments (experiment scripts, pre/postprocessing scripts, protocols, etc)
  • Experimenting information
  • Consent forms and experiment administration

Some things to consider before scrolling down:

  • The resources listed here are searchable through the search page for the general repository.
  • Some of the downloadable resources below may be password-protected. Ask your colleague for the access codes or call 06 -236 06 239, 6248 or 9102.
  • Please let us know if you have material to be added here. Thanks in advance!

Manuals

Eye tracking

ClearView manual EN pdf

ClearView manual. A hardcopy of the manual is available in K.12.

Experiment Builder manual EN pdf

SR Research Experiment Builder manual, version 1.6.121. Experiment Builder for eye-tracking experiments; requires dongle.

EyeLink 1000 manual EN pdf

EyeLink 1000 user manual, version 1.4.0.

Fixation manual EN html

Fixation manual.

Manual SMI BeGaze EN pdf

Manual for the SMI BeGaze analysis software, to be used for (web) usability experiments with the SMI eyetracker. This downloadable resource is password-protected. Ask your colleague for the access codes or call 06-236 06 239, 6248 or 9102.

Manual SMI Experiment Center EN pdf

Manual for SMI Experiment Center, to be used for (web) usability experiments with the SMI eyetracker. This downloadable resource is password-protected. Ask your colleague for the access codes or call 06-236 06 239, 6248 or 9102.

Tobii Studio 1.X manual EN pdf

Tobii Studio 1.X manual. Includes installation instructions.

Tobii Studio 2.2 manual EN pdf

Tobii Studio 2.2 manual. Includes installation instructions.

General

FEP manual EN html

FEP User’s Guide and Reference manual. You can find a hard copy of this manual in the practice room (K.06) or hallway (K.04). A .pdf-version is also available.

Speech

CGN info NL html

Information on CGN, the Corpus Gesproken Nederlands (Spoken Dutch Corpus).

Gipos manual EN html

Manual of Gipos, a program for Graphical Interactive Processing Of Speech to generate, view, play and manipulate waveforms, spectrograms and other forms of speech data.

p2fa EN pdf

How to use p2fa, the Penn Phonetics Lab Forced Aligner Toolkit. Please read additional important installation information  here, or here (local mirror) , regarding sox (see 5), and HTK (see 2) to avoid broken-script problems  

Praat manual EN html

Manual of Praat, the program for doing phonetics by computer. See also phonetics tutorial on the courseware page.

Applications

You may install the following applications on your office or home PC. Do not attempt to install any of these on the lab-computers yourself. If you would like to have a particular application installed on the lab-computers (either for Linux or for Windows), please contact support staff. Unless indicated otherwise the applications below are intended to run on the Windows platform.

Freeware

EDF+ Checker EN zip

Tool built in C# to check a common EEG filetype (EDF+) against a logged archive of stimuli. It allows for an action-chain configuration. Each action is then performed on pairs of files to repair, check, and/or fix the EDF+ files. Meant to work with EDF+ (European Data Format+) and Presentation-log files but has features that can fix BioTrace Software (v2012) induced problems with exporting correct EDF+ annotations.

The software is released under an open source license and the scource files can be found at the github page.

 

Instruction: download the .zip and extract at a convenient location. Run the .exe to start the tool.

Requirements: Windows OS running .NET environment  v4.5 or higher.

Current stable version: v1-beta4 (released 2015.02.18)

ImageMagick EN html

ImageMagick. Tool for converting images into various formats. Installation instructions and versions for various operating systems are available here.

Mix and match EN html

Mix and match. Another program to randomize lists. Capable of making multiple randomizations at a time, easier to install than Shuffle.

Perl EN html

Perl. Programming/scripting language. Installation instructions and versions are available here.

Praat EN html

Praat. Program for doing phonetics by computer.

Shuffle EN zip

Shuffle. Program to randomize lists. Requires Perl. By Christophe Pallier, original link (now dead) http://www.pallier.org/ressources/shuffle/shuffle.html

UiL OTS Video Coding System EN html

Program for recoding videos recorded in the Babylab or similar settings and easily exporting recorded data to a csv file.

For more information on installing, see step 3 in the how to

Zep EN html

Zep. Experiment control application for Linux (recommended) and MS-Windows.

Other

backup of CF recorder files EN zip

backup of required (unique PMD670.EDL) config files for CF recorder 1 & 2, in case it accidentally gets deleted. Must be placed in rootdir of internal SD card of the selected recorder.

Proprietary software

The software in this category is available to UiL-OTS staff only, under a site license. Do not redistribute this software to others. Remove the application from your computer as soon as you are done with it. The software in this category is password-protected; contact the Lab Managers to obtain a password.

BV Analyzer 2.1.2 EN exe

BV Analyzer. Analysis program for EEG data.

Note: if you do this on a solisPC, downloads will go to your Temp directory, and you can’t run installers from there. So move the installers to a different location before running them.

  1. Install .NET 4.0 and DirectX 9c.
  2. Install the latest version of the Dongle driver (7.54).
  3. If you are working at the institute using the network license, download hasplm.ini and put it in C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Aladdin Shared\HASP (C:\Program Files\Common Files\Aladdin Shared\HASP on 32-bit Windows XP).
  4. Install BV Analyzer 2.1.2.
  5. If you are working at the institute using the network license, download the network license file and put it in c:\windows\syswow64 (C:\Windows\System32 on 32-bit Windows XP).
  6. Install the extension to the license that will enable you to read in .bdf data. If you are working at the institute using the network license: Install the BDF extension for the network license. If you are working from home using a dongle: Install the .bdf extension for the lab dongle or Jos’s dongle.
  7. Optionally you can install solutions . This will add useful macros and sorts to BV analyzer.
  8. Restart your computer.
  9. User manual here.
ClearView 2.7.1 EN zip

ClearView. Analysis program for Tobii eye-tracking data. Installation may not work on newer versions of Windows. If you can’t install it, work in K.06 in the lab.

Fixation 0.1.0.15 EN zip

Fixation. Analysis program for EyeLink eye-tracking data.

Gipos 2.3 EN zip

Gipos. A powerful speech analyzer/editor. Read the contained readme.txt file for install information.

EN html

The UU has a campus license for Matlab. Installation instructions for employees can be found here. Installation instructions for students are here.

mkobjects EN exe

MKobjects. Program to make .obt files for pictures, for use with the eye movement analysis program Fixation.

PaintDotNet EN exe

Paint.NET. This is an old version that we use in the lab. Provided here because the newest version is buggy on some systems.

SR research Experiment Builder 1.10.165 EN zip

Experiment Builder. Experiment program for EyeLink.

SR research EyeLink DataViewer 1.11.1 EN zip

EyeLink Data Viewer. Analysis program for data acquired with Experiment Builder.

Tobii Studio 1.0.14 EN zip

Tobii Studio 1.0.14. Analysis program for Tobii eye-tracking data.

Tobii Studio 2.2.8 EN exe

Tobii Studio 2.2.8. Analysis program for Tobii eye-tracking data. (Installer only – if you don’t have directx already installed, download version 1.0.14 first, and install this auxiliary program from there. Also requires .NET 3.5).

Experimenting

Miscellaneous

EDF+ Checker EN zip

Tool built in C# to check a common EEG filetype (EDF+) against a logged archive of stimuli. It allows for an action-chain configuration. Each action is then performed on pairs of files to repair, check, and/or fix the EDF+ files. Meant to work with EDF+ (European Data Format+) and Presentation-log files but has features that can fix BioTrace Software (v2012) induced problems with exporting correct EDF+ annotations.

The software is released under an open source license and the scource files can be found at the github page.

 

Instruction: download the .zip and extract at a convenient location. Run the .exe to start the tool.

Requirements: Windows OS running .NET environment  v4.5 or higher.

Current stable version: v1-beta4 (released 2015.02.18)

Pre/postprocessing for eye-tracking

Calculate dwell time from ZEP .csv output EN zip

Awk scripts that calculate dwell time from ZEP .csv output.

Calculate reading times EN plx

Perl script that works on the output of Fixation to calculate total reading times; outputs an .act file for each .agc. More info here.

Convert Studio to EyeLink EN zip

A DOS batch file and an Awk script to convert Studio output (VWP experiments) into the EyeLink .asc format.

VWP Praat scripts EN zip

Some useful stuff to create sound files for VWP experiments. Includes a Praat script to insert a fixed amount of silence before every sentence.

Write to one file (act) EN plx

Perl script that writes all your .act files to a single file and does other useful things. More info here.

Write to one file (ags) EN plx

Perl script that writes all your .ags files to a single file and does other useful things, similarly to write_all_act_to_one_file_and_split.plx.

Protocols

Babylab experiment protocol EN doc

This document contains a template for an experiment protocol for experiments that are run in the Babylab. Edit according to your experiment.

Handleiding Babylab Online Belsysteem (Beller/Caller) (Dutch) NL pdf

Dit is de handleiding voor het Babylab Online Belsysteem, voor degene die zullen werken als bellers binnen het systeem. Deze handleiding wordt voortdurend bijgewerkt en geüpdate. Voor vragen/opmerkingen/aanvullingen, neem contact op met de babylab manager, Maartje de Klerk.

Dit document kan alleen gedownload worden met een wachtwoord. Neem hiervoor contact op met Maartje de Klerk.

Manual Babylab Online Reservation System (Test leader) (English) EN pdf

This is the manual for the Babylab Online Reservation System, for those who will be working in the Babylab as test leaders. This manual will be updated and expanded continuously. For questions/comments/additions, please contact the babylab manager, Maartje de Klerk.

This document can only be downloaded with a password. Please contact Maartje de Klerk for the password.

Protocol Tobii + laptop EN html

Protocol for using the Tobii eye tracker outside the lab with the laptop.

Scripts

Video converter script (Babylab) EN html

This script can be used to convert .mpg videos to .mp4. .mp4 can then be used to code looking times offline. Instructions on how to use this file (.sh) can be found in the recoding video’s how-to.

Information

Lab users

Directions EN, NL html

Directions to the lab. A Dutch version is also available.

Handleiding Babylab Online Belsysteem (Beller/Caller) (Dutch) NL pdf

Dit is de handleiding voor het Babylab Online Belsysteem, voor degene die zullen werken als bellers binnen het systeem. Deze handleiding wordt voortdurend bijgewerkt en geüpdate. Voor vragen/opmerkingen/aanvullingen, neem contact op met de babylab manager, Maartje de Klerk.

Dit document kan alleen gedownload worden met een wachtwoord. Neem hiervoor contact op met Maartje de Klerk.

House rules EN html

The lab house rules. All lab users must read and accept these rules.

Recruiting participants

Newspaper ad NL txt

This is the text of an ad that was placed in the Utrecht newspaper Stadsblad to recruit ‘regular’, non-student participants for a web evaluation experiment. Provided for inspiration.

Poster NL doc

Poster to recruit more students for the participant database.

Recruiting underage participants

Consent Form Babylab (Template, Dutch) NL html

This document contains the template for a consent form for experiments that are run in the Babylab. The consent form is created according tot the ETCL (Ethische ToetsingsCommissie Linguïstiek) guidelines. Add experiment title and code. Please do not change the existing text.

Please download the latest version of this document from the ETCL-website. Save your personalized consent form in the “Babylabondersteuning” folder.

Please note that this document is still in development and can be changed without notice.

Information Letter (Template, Dutch) NL html

This document contains the template for an information letter for experiments that are run in the Babylab. The information letter is created according tot the ETCL (Ethische ToetsingsCommissie Linguistiek) guidelines. Edit according to your experiment. Please refer to the example document when compiling your information letter.

Please download the latest version of this document from the ETCL-website. Save your personalized information letter in the “Babylabondersteuning” folder.

Please note that this document is still in development and can be changed without notice.

Information Letter Babylab (Example, Dutch) NL html

This document contains an example for an information letter for experiments that are run in the Babylab. The information letter is created according tot the ETCL (Ethische ToetsingsCommissie Linguistiek) guidelines. Edit according to your experiment. Please refer to the template document when compiling your information letter.

Please download the latest version of this document from the ETCL-website. Save your personalized information letter in the “Babylabondersteuning” folder.

Please note that this document is still in development and can be changed without notice.

Letter to parents EN, NL doc

Letter to ask parents of basisschool-age children consent for their children to participate in an experiment in their school. This is an example, provided for inspiration. Edit as you see fit. A (more concise) Dutch version is also available.

Letter to parents primary school, eye tracking NL doc

Information letter for parents regarding eye-tracking research in a primary school. This is an example, provided for inspiration. Edit as you see fit.

Researchers

Research guidelines EN html

Research guidelines regarding participant information and experiment data.

Tips for internship on L1 research EN doc

Information for students doing an internship in first language acquisition research. Also see template letters below.

Administration

Consent forms

Consent form EEG experiment NL doc

Consent form, to be signed by adult participant, for participation in an EEG experiment. This is a template, edit as you see fit.

Declaration of consent video experiment NL pdf

Consent form, to be signed by adult participant, for participation in an experiment where they will be recorded on video. This is an example, provided for inspiration.

Experiment administration

Babylab experiment protocol EN doc

This document contains a template for an experiment protocol for experiments that are run in the Babylab. Edit according to your experiment.

Information form child NL doc

File detailing information about child participating in an experiment in the babylab. This is an example, provided for inspiration. Edit as you see fit.

Signing list NL doc

List that subjects can sign for receiving their money. Fits 18 subjects per page. This is a template. Either fill out experiment details by hand, or edit as you see fit (in that case note that the heading appears on every page). A .pdf-version is also available.

Participant instruction

Babylab experiment protocol EN doc

This document contains a template for an experiment protocol for experiments that are run in the Babylab. Edit according to your experiment.

Instruction sheet EN, NL doc

Instruction sheet for participants in an eye-tracking reading experiment (in English). This is a template. Edit as you see fit. A Dutch version is also available.

Reminder e-mail NL doc

Reminder email for participants in an EEG experiment. This is a template. Edit as you see fit.

Signing list NL doc

List that subjects can sign for receiving their money. Fits 18 subjects per page. This is a template. Either fill out experiment details by hand, or edit as you see fit (in that case note that the heading appears on every page). A .pdf-version is also available.

Babylab

Administration

Consent Form Babylab (Template, Dutch) NL html

This document contains the template for a consent form for experiments that are run in the Babylab. The consent form is created according tot the ETCL (Ethische ToetsingsCommissie Linguïstiek) guidelines. Add experiment title and code. Please do not change the existing text.

Please download the latest version of this document from the ETCL-website. Save your personalized consent form in the “Babylabondersteuning” folder.

Please note that this document is still in development and can be changed without notice.

Information Letter Babylab (Example, Dutch) NL html

This document contains an example for an information letter for experiments that are run in the Babylab. The information letter is created according tot the ETCL (Ethische ToetsingsCommissie Linguistiek) guidelines. Edit according to your experiment. Please refer to the template document when compiling your information letter.

Please download the latest version of this document from the ETCL-website. Save your personalized information letter in the “Babylabondersteuning” folder.

Please note that this document is still in development and can be changed without notice.

Miscellaneous

Video converter script (Babylab) EN html

This script can be used to convert .mpg videos to .mp4. .mp4 can then be used to code looking times offline. Instructions on how to use this file (.sh) can be found in the recoding video’s how-to.

Protocols

Babylab experiment protocol EN doc

This document contains a template for an experiment protocol for experiments that are run in the Babylab. Edit according to your experiment.

Babylab waiting area protocol EN pdf

Instructions on how to incorporate the Babylab waiting area (K.01) into your testing routine.

Reservation system

Handleiding Babylab Online Belsysteem (Beller/Caller) (Dutch) NL pdf

Dit is de handleiding voor het Babylab Online Belsysteem, voor degene die zullen werken als bellers binnen het systeem. Deze handleiding wordt voortdurend bijgewerkt en geüpdate. Voor vragen/opmerkingen/aanvullingen, neem contact op met de babylab manager, Maartje de Klerk.

Dit document kan alleen gedownload worden met een wachtwoord. Neem hiervoor contact op met Maartje de Klerk.

Manual Babylab Online Reservation System (Test leader) (English) EN pdf

This is the manual for the Babylab Online Reservation System, for those who will be working in the Babylab as test leaders. This manual will be updated and expanded continuously. For questions/comments/additions, please contact the babylab manager, Maartje de Klerk.

This document can only be downloaded with a password. Please contact Maartje de Klerk for the password.