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Monitoring the gaze of infants and children can provide powerful insights into the development of cognitive, linguistic and social processes, but young participants create a number of challenges for eye tracking researchers - not least in participant setup, experimental design and data analysis. In this unique course, learn how to get the most out of your SR Research EyeLink system when working with infants and children.
SR Research manufactures the EyeLink range of eye trackers – devices that have been the driving force behind the most innovative eye-tracking research of the last two decades. Renowned for their exceptional levels of accuracy and precision, combined with high sampling speeds, their eye trackers are used in top laboratories worldwide.
Eye tracking infants and children presents a number of challenges, but recent advances in hardware and software mean that working with young participants is no longer synonymous with frustration and data loss. This advanced workshop is aimed at EyeLink users who want to ensure that their eye tracking systems, tasks and analysis approaches are optimised for infant and child research. The workshop will cover hardware and set up issues, including optimal layout for the testing environment, using the arm-mount and desktop mounts, and using Remote Mode, as well as working with custom calibration targets.
The course will demonstrate how to program experiments for infant and child research in Experiment Builder, including detailed discussion of gaze-contingent triggers, preferential viewing tasks, accumulated looking, habituation and other common tasks. The course will also cover issues for data analysis that may arise when working with infants. Worked examples, including video stimuli, Experiment Builder scripts and Data Viewer analysis sessions will be provided.
Please note that you will need to bring a laptop that has the latest version of Experiment Builder and Data Viewer installed. Temporary USB license keys will be provided for people who are not able to bring their own.
Why Study this Course?
- Learn to use your EyeLink system to its full potential when working with infants and children
- Gain hands on experience of using an arm-mounted EyeLink
- Understand how to set up and calibrate infants and children optimally
- Learn how to program infant and child friendly experiments with Experiment Builder
- Learn how to deal with common analysis issues in Data Viewer
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