SoPHIE is an experiment platform, that has initially been developed as an open source software at the University of Osnabrueck to conduct behavioral research experiments all over the world. Experimenters are able to create web–based human interaction experiments from ready–made simple building blocks with an intuitive user interface.
The platform adresses researchers in economics & business as well as social or cognitive sciences in terms of behavioral research. In addition SoPHIE can be used for educational purposes in higher education or even earlier. That way lecturers can fully integrate interactive experiments into their classroom teaching. To improve employees theoretical understanding in their field of work, SoPHIE can also be used for corporate training.
Use the SoPHIELabs platform as a cloud service for flexible usage. Access the platform and set up interactive experiments for free. Run test-sessions with minor limitations in terms of performance in comparison to operative-sessions. Only pay for the information, that is really necessary. We have a flexible payment method to suit your needs.
To use SoPHIE for an entire lab or institution an individual installation might be useful. The installation can be customized with your own wild card domain and design to match your corporate design and identity. Get an independent platform, including your own user management and performance adjusted to your needs. Contact us for more information.
SoPHIELabs provides automated testing for your treatments. Any session using predefined steps can be conducted in simulation mode without further knowledge. This procedure will save you a lot of time as you are not required to go through the experiment from the participants perspective to generate data and check for correct inputs. For your own steps you will be able to write your own testing script.
Integrate SoPHIE with Amazon Mechanical Turk, to conduct online experiments with a large user basis. Manage your tasks from within SoPHIE and even organize the payoff from there. Block workers from your experiments or define your requirements in terms of participants connection speed, screen size or other specifications.Details
Monitor participant interaction during the experiment. Have a look at the decisions made and intervene, if necessary. Analyze, whether participants are actively working on the experiment, or if they switched to a different tab. For classroom experiments you are able to address specific students, who are not fully participating. SoPHIE will signal, whenever a participant moves to a different tab or closes the connection.
“I have been using SoPHIE to conduct real-time interaction experiments for a couple of months. I have to say that this experiment platform is very user-friendly and easy to handle. Its web-based feature saves a lot of time for collecting data online with multiple participants interacting at the same time. The SoPHIE team is responsive and helpful whenever I have technical problems. Thank you for developing this powerful platform, and I look forward to see more advanced development in the future!”