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Behavioural Science Online 2020


09:00 Welcome and Orientation

Welcome from Prof Joe Devlin Vice Dean of Innovation and Enterprise at UCL and Jo Evershed CEO of Cauldron Science

09:15 Session 1. A Buffet of Online Research

Five short talks from four different disciplines taking research online. Followed by Q&A hosted by Joe and Jo.

All about memory research Emma James, University of York @emljames
All about language research Gwen Brekelmans, UCL @GwenBrekel
All about generating social contexts online Miles Tufft, UCL
All about cognition and working with teenagers Gabe Chierchia, UCL
All about metacognition Max Rollwage, UCL

10:30 Session 2. The Many Faces of Data Quality

Three short talks on different aspects of data quality. Followed by Q&A hosted by Joe and Jo.

All about timing accuracy Alex Irvine, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge @alexanderirvine
All about piloting Emily Breese, Open University @Emily_Louise548
All about data quality Jenni Rodd, UCL @JenniRodd

11:30 Session 3. Our Vision from Education to Impact

Insights from Behavioural Science will be essential to tackle a wide range of issues facing our civilisation. Discover how online research will help bridge the gap between research and impact. Followed by Q&A hosted by Joe.

Teaching Research Methods Daniel Richardson, UCL @eyethinkdcr
Informing Policy Shane Timmons, ESRI @_shanetimmons
Beyond Assessment to Training Dorothy Bishop, Oxford @deevybee

12:30 BREAK for 15 minutes

A great opportunity to watch short talks in our Poster Video Wall and work out who you want to talk to!

12:45 Session 4. Poster Session & Speakers Corner

Grab a bite to eat and then head back for the interactive part of the conference.

  • Speakers from the morning sessions will be at Speakers Corner to answer your burning questions
  • Poster session will be available in the chat room
  • Commercial Sponsors (Prolific, Sona, Gorilla) will be available in their booths

13:45 Session 5. Bring me that horizon

What was impossible is now easy, but there are still paradigms that are hard online. Welcome to a session all about the current frontier in online Behavioural Science.

A new frontier Nick Hodges, Founder CTO Cauldron Science @Nikoraisu
Eye-tracking online - baby steps! Gaia Sceriff, University of Oxford @GaiaScerif
All about using Mindtrace with Gorilla Adjmal Sarwary, CEO Mind Trace @AdjmalSarwary
When it's easier to do things the hard way Eoin Travers, UCL ICN @Traverseoin
All about multiplayer experiments Maarten Speekenbrink, UCL @MaartenSpeek

15:00 Session 6. All about Participants

We've heard all about the tools that make online research possible. Now let's hear about the participant recruitment services, and participants that bring us that valuable data.

Prolific Andrew Gordon, Academic Liaison, Prolific@Prolific
SONA Systems Justin Fidler, President Sona Systems @SonaSystems
Behind the curtain Sandy Gould @sjjgo

16:00 Session 7. Specialist Sessions - Pick and Mix

Three parallel sessions on different niche specialitis.

Topic: All about online health research
Location: Live Stream
Gonessa Masson, University of Cambridge @JulietU_S
Helio Curve, University of Oxford @HCuve
Colleen Mills-Finnerty, Stanford @CMillsFinn

Topic: All about testing kids online (and offline)
Location: Zoom Room
Natasha Kirkham, Birkbeck @natashakirkham
Courtenay Norbury, UCL @lilacCourt
Lorijn Zaadnoordijk, Trinity College Dublin @LorijnSZ
Shannon Ross-Sheehy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville @ross_sheehy

Topic: All about auditory research online
Location: Zoom Room
Nadine Lavan, UCL @nadinelavan
Kyle Jasmin, Birkbeck
Rachel Theodore, University of Connecticut @UConnNBL

17:00 Session 8. The Wrap Up

Joe and Jo will wrap up the day, share their learnings and announce the poster prize winner! Stick around to find out about the 2020 Gorilla Grants for MScs, Phds and ECRs.

17:30 Session 9. Speakers Corner

Opportunities to connect with speakers in break out rooms.

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