Tuesday 05.11.2019 — Thursday 07.11.2019 08:30 — 19:30

Workshop: Massive Online Data Collection with Dallinger  


Nori Jacoby (MPIEA) 
Jordan Suchow (Stevens Institute of Technology, USA)


Vishal Lall, Jesse Snyder and Matthew Wilkes


Dallinger automates experiments relying on combinations of automated bots and human subjects recruited on platforms like Mechanical Turk. It is an effective tool for creating virtual social worlds, transmission chain experiments, and managing massive online data collections. This three-day workshop is intended for researchers who either use or plan to use Dallinger as part of their research. 

Room 239, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics
Grüneburgweg 14, 60322 Frankfurt am Main

Preliminary schedule

(click here for Updated Schedule and Important Information for Participants)

November 5:

10:00-10:30 Introduction 

10:30-12:00 Participatory demo: deploying a Dallinger app.

12:00-13:00 Exercise in deployment

13:00-14:00 Lunch (in the workshop)

14:00-15:00 Dallinger frontend

15:00-16:00 Dallinger backend

16:00-17:30 Exercise: cookie-cutter

17:30-18:30 Monitoring multiple experiments and managing good relations with Turkers

19:00-Workshop dinner

20:30-22:30 One on one meeting  (selected participants)


November 6:

10:00-11:30 Network topologies

11:30-13:00 Debugging and troubleshooting

13:00-14:00 Lunch (in the workshop)

14:30 - 16:30 Guided demo in small groups

16:30-18:00 Advanced topics brief presentations:

  • Using waiting rooms and group recruitment, websockets

  • Using Dallinger API for running multiple experiments

  • Writing and using bots and analysing their results in conjunction with human results

Dinner on your own


November 7:

10:00-11:30 The future of Dallinger

11:30-13:00 Advanced topics brief presentations (continuation):

  • Best practice analyzing data 

  • Data security and integrity

13:00-14:30 Lunch on your own

14:30-16:00 Concluding discussion and feedback

16:00-18:00 One on one meetings