About the workshop

To foster the use of open-source software, ZPID invited Sebastiaan Mathôt to give a workshop on creating and analyzing experiments with his software OpenSesame and Python. One focus will be the conduction of webbased experiments.

In this four-day workshop, you will learn all of the techniques that you need for running experiments online and offline, using open-source software.

Specifically, you will learn:

  • How to build experiments with OpenSesame
  • How to manage online experiments with JATOS
  • How to analyze data with Python

The workshop takes place from 4th - 7th August and will be held in an online format. Participation is free of charge.

Contact person

Dr. Stefanie Mueller
Head of Study Planning, Data Collection, and Data Analysis Services

+49 (0)651 201-2048

Each session starts with a short central lecture. This is followed by a centrally guided hands-on session during which Sebastiaan will share his screen so that you can follow along. Each session ends with an individual hands-on session during which you work on your own and receive support as needed. Spaces for the individual hands-on sessions are limited!

Register via the link on the right side.

Target Audience

Everyone who is interested is welcome to participate. Previous knowledge of Python or OpenSesame is not required but it is beneficial to have some experience in experimental design.


4-7th August 2020

10:00 - 11:00Session 1
Introduction to Python
Session 4
Advanced numerical Python
Session 7
Building your own online experiment
Session 10
Downloading, converting, and opening your own data
11:00 - 11:30

                                                           Coffee break

11:30 - 12:15Session 2
Introduction to numerical Python
Session 5
Using Python in OpenSesame
Session 8
Managing online experiments with JATOS
Session 11
Analyzing your own data in Python
12:15 - 13:15

                                                           Lunch break

13:15 - 14:15Session 3
Introduction to OpenSesame
Session 6
Building online experiments with OSWeb
Session 9
Collecting your own data
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