ScriptingRT is a software framework for creating online reaction time studies – mainly to be used in experimental psychology and cognitive linguistics. It is open source and free.
To learn more,
- check the latest blog posts here on the topic
- Read the article on ScriptingRT and its evaluation, which is published in the open access journal PLoS One (Schubert, Murteira, Collins, & Lopes, 2013).
- See some examples
- Download the scriptingRT flex library and the manual
- If you want to set up your own server to save your data, get the php file
- ScriptingRT is beta and in active development; thus you should be aware of the current bugs
- Check out the mailing list
- To contribute, check out the Google Code project page, or download the source code from github, and compile the library yourself
ScriptingRT experiments are Flash apps and run in any Internet browser that has a Flash plugin installed. ScriptingRT experiments are programmed what was Adobe Flex until December 2011, and which is now Apache Flex.
ScriptingRT is open source and can be developed with free, open source tools. The development of ScriptingRT is supported by FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. The concepts used in ScriptingRT were inspired by the free reaction time software DMDX (a Windows application).
There are no costs involved if you want to develop ScriptingRT experiments. ScriptingRT itself is available under an open source license and comes in the form of an Adobe Flex library (a .SWC file). You can write the experiments using any text editor good for programming (e.g., Notepad++), and compile your programs with the free open source Adobe Flex Software Development Kit. Alternatively, you can use the more professional Flash Builder software, which Adobe gives to educational users for free.
Schubert, T.W., Murteira, C., Collins, E.C., Lopes, D. (2013). ScriptingRT: A software library for collecting response latencies in online studies of cognition. PLoS ONE 8: e67769. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0067769