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MTurk Sandbox access bloc...
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Audio responces collectio...
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Action Failed Because Unk...
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compatibility with Lab.js
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Match response to date
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Posted by: bisserai - 10-21-2021, 04:25 AM - Forum: Study Grammar & Management - Replies (1)

Hi FF team,

I have an active session for one of my studies and have five participants who already completed. A few people however have contacted me re the consent form, which they apparently cannot download, something along the lines of:
"I went to the link you sent me and clicked on the "read the consent form" button. Another message appears telling me to click on it to read it, I click and then I get a 404 error page: impossible to read the document. "
They're using chrome (i've instructed them to).

Any ideas why this might be happening and what to do? I understand it might be cookies-related, but can you tell me exactly what shall i instruct participants?


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  MTurk Sandbox access blocked
Posted by: mkrishnaswamy - 10-20-2021, 08:39 PM - Forum: Experimental Design - Replies (2)

Hello! I've been trying to view my study in the MTurk Sandbox, using my MTurk account. I set up a session by choosing MTurk +Sandbox. Currently, the only way I am able to access the Sandbox is through the link provided in the 'Manage Sessions' section of my study (rather than through my Mturk requester/AWS account). This link makes me log in with my MTurk Sandbox worker account, and evaluates me as a worker, and applied the criteria of the experiments literally.

I am no longer able to view my experiment in the Sandbox, because I tested it in the environment once, and now, I keep getting deemed ineligible. No matter how low I set the HIT, or uncheck boxes, MTurk does not let me see my own experiment in the sandbox. I am also unable to request access to the experiment.


  1. Is there an alternate way to access my study through my Mturk requester/AWS IAM user account so that I can view my experiment on MTurk
  2. Is there some alternate settings I can use so that Finding Five will see me as a viable candidate for the experiment and let me access the sandbox?
Attached: a picture of my recruitment criteria for the Sandbox.

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  fixation cross location using yoked trials
Posted by: aczyp - 10-20-2021, 12:55 PM - Forum: Study Grammar & Management - Replies (9)

I have been trying to set up a speeded rating study where sentences are preceded by a fixation cross. The stimuli are tokenized_text sentences and text for the fixation cross.
While it is easy to get a close-to-the-same location for fixation cross and the first word of the sentences, they slightly shift position if I put them on the same trial. In earlier related threads started by other users, you recommended not putting them on the same trial, but going via yoked trials in the procedures section instead.
However, when I try to do this following the tutorial, I run into trouble because the code to explain how it works is made for priming, with equal numbers of stimuli in the primes_template and the targets_template:
"target_prime_lexical_decision_block": {
    "trial_templates": ["primes_template", "targets_template"],
    "pattern": {"order": "alternate_random", "repeat": 1}

In my own study, I only have one stimulus in the trial template "fixation_cross", namely, a fixation cross.
So the study won't run if I replace "primes_template" with "fixation_cross", since there is only one stimulus in this trial template.
Could you recommend a way to specify in the procedures that the single stimulus in the trial template "fixation_cross" needs to be repeated over and over again, until the second trial template is done? Thank you very much in advance.

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  Audio responces collection: zip only has a .csv
Posted by: chingiz.poletaev - 10-18-2021, 11:01 AM - Forum: Platform Improvement - Replies (1)

Dear Colleagues,
In course of trying out my beta study I stumbled upon a problem with collecting data. The experiment should collect audio responses - however, in the final zip-file there's only one (pretty unintelligible) .csv file. No .ogg files, no "value", no "rt". Just that .csv. The question is: where are the actual audio recordings? Am I doing something wrong? My browser is Chrome. Below is the code for my response unit "picturenaming_response":
  "type": "audio",
  "auto_start": true,
  "rerecording_allowed": false,
  "onset_detection": true

Should there be different response units?.. I need people to audially describe the pictures, and the recordings with these descriptions.
Thank you very much for your input!

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  Study Grammar update 10/18: Introducing the Photo Response!
Posted by: Ting - 10-17-2021, 09:14 PM - Forum: New Study Grammar Features - No Replies

Dear Researchers,

We are excited to announce the availability of a brand new response - the Photo Response! The photo response allows participants to take a picture with either a webcam (if they are using a laptop or desktop) or the built-in front-facing camera in their mobile devices. 

Start using the photo response
Using the photo response is as easy as adding a new response of the type "photo" to your study:


That's it! Participants will be prompted to take a picture (of themselves or anything else) and the resulting images will be available as JPG files in the downloadable ZIP after your session is complete.

Optional tweaks
If you wish to make tweaks such as changing the size of the output picture size, or horizontally flipping the image, please take a look at the documentation on the photo response.

For any questions or comments, please leave them here as a reply! Thanks!

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  Study not advancing past first stimuli. . .
Posted by: sten_knutsen - 10-15-2021, 02:06 PM - Forum: Platform Improvement - Replies (4)

One of my studies (which was just working perfectly fine earlier today) will no longer advance past the first trial -- it just hangs up. I have another study that is almost exactly the same as this study, and it still works fine. I have been going over my code with a fine-tooth comb, and I can't see any reason why it would display the first trial, and then hang up. I've even switched trials around to see if it's just a bad set of stimuli or something -- same problem.
This was on Chrome, but I also tried on Firefox with the same result.

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  Action Failed Because Unknown Server Error
Posted by: allubera - 10-14-2021, 11:18 AM - Forum: Study Grammar & Management - Replies (1)

I'm trying to schedule two sessions of two different experiments to begin Monday Oct 18th. That experiment is marked as being "scheduled" but when I view the page, there is no scheduled session     .

In addition to this error, when I attempt to schedule the session for the other experiment, I complete the entire scheduling set up, but when I click the schedule button at the end I receive the error message "Action Failed Because Unknown Server Error"      .

What can I do to fix this? 


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  Match response to date
Posted by: eng - 10-07-2021, 11:30 AM - Forum: General Feedback - Replies (1)

Hello, we need to match a specific response within a session to the date in which it happened. The results data file doesn't include date information but the list of participants who completed the study does include the start and end date/time information. Is there any way to march those two pieces of information to find the date in which the response was made?

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  compatibility with Lab.js
Posted by: MarjolaineC - 10-07-2021, 03:40 AM - Forum: Experimental Design - Replies (3)

Hi guys,
I am new to Finding Five Smile . I have an experiment already scripted in Lab.js, but I had to move it to FindingFive because the sound recorder for oral responses is not working correctly in Lab.js
Does anyone know if there is a possibility to import my Lab.js script in Finding Five? Or do I have to start from scratch?

Many thanks!

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  Weird/bad stimuli file behavior
Posted by: sten_knutsen - 10-06-2021, 04:38 PM - Forum: Platform Improvement - Replies (4)

Tried to update a video file (upload a new, updated video with the same name as the old file to resource files) this afternoon. The file did indeed update in "resource files": clicking on the file from "Resource files" played the new, updated video I uploaded. However, when I went to run my study, the stimuli corresponding to this file was still playing the old file.
I even deleted the file in question from "Resource files" and somehow stimuli corresponding to this file is still playing the old file, even though no such file exists in "resource files"! 
I do know that something went wrong earlier this afternoon (505 error between 330-4 pm?), so I am not sure if this has something to do with that event. . . . .

Quick update: Just remembering this particular project was transferred from my personal to lab account, and I was attempting to upload the new file to the lab account. So I went back to my personal account and uploaded the new version there, and it immediately updated the stimuli lab account.

Although it now works, this seems like kind of weird behavior. . . Am I doing something wrong here?

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