Online and Remote Methods for Data Collection

Event Name
Online and Remote Methods for Data Collection
29 July 2020
01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

Address (Room): Zoom details to be provided once you RSVP your attendance through Eventbrite.


Have your plans for research and data collection been disrupted by COVID-19? Are you interested in hearing from a couple of Western Sydney University researchers about methods and platforms they have been trialling for online data collection? This 90-minute session will include short presentations on both quantitative and qualitative methods for online data collection and will be relevant for research in and across STEM, Health and HASS clusters. Presenters include Dr Julie Beadle and Dr Anthony Chmiel, MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour & Development and Professor Amanda Third, Young & Resilient Research Centre & ICS. We’ll plan plenty of time for questions and discussion. We’d love students and staff to join part or all of the session. Zoom link will be sent to registrants prior to the event. Hope to see you there.


1. Acknowledgement of Country and overview of the session – Kate Stevens & Paul Breen

2. Prof Amanda Third: “Remote Control: On distributed data gathering in a pandemic”

3. Dr Julie Beadle: “Using PsychoPy3 and Pavlovia for online data collection”

4. Dr Anthony Chmiel: “PsychTestR: An interface for online experiments using R”

5. Q&A throughout

Brief Bios

Professor Amanda Third is Co-Director of the Young and Resilient Research Centre in the Institute for Culture and Society and the Translational Health Research Institute at Western Sydney University; Research Stream Co-Leader in the Victorian Government-funded Centre for Resilient & Inclusive Societies; and Faculty Associate in the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University (2020-2021). Her research focuses on young people’s technology practices, with a particular emphasis on diversity, children’s rights and the translation of children’s insights into policy and practice.

Dr Julie Beadle completed her PhD at the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, Western Sydney University. Julie’s current role as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Macquarie University has involved developing and evaluating a novel speech comprehension test. Julie will review how this project has adapted during the COVID-19 restrictions and provide an introduction to using PsychoPy3 and Pavlovia Software for online data collection

Dr Anthony Chmiel is a music psychologist within the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development. He is working on the ARC Discovery Project “Maintaining active minds and bodies through older adult music education. This presentation will outline the capabilities of PsychTestR, a package for the free program R through which online experiments can be created and implemented. This presentation is accompanied by a detailed technical guide that attendees are able to download, outlining each step to create your own server and install the required software to run PsychTestR.


Name: Saada Georges