Most social cognition research never tests people in actual social situations. We conduct research where people interact with each other in controlled experiments, meaning online platforms that coordinate interaction are essential for our studies. This allows us to do large-scale, replicable, open science compatible studies. However, we have encountered several challenges: development and hosting costs for custom software, shortcomings of established platforms in terms of interaction and open science compatibility, and a strong prejudice in psychiatry journals against online studies. We’ll discuss some potential solutions and some remaining frustrations.
Doing multi-person interactive social cognition studies in psychiatry: successes, challenges and frustrations
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