opportunities for students

If you are interested in conducting research with our team, this is a list of topics we would be interested in developing as part of a Bachelor or Master thesis:

To be developed soon (list updated on August 2018)

  1. Experimental study of basic Web experimental techniques
  2. Smartphone sensors, personality and behavior. An experimental study in measurement accuracy of behavioral and environmental sensors in mobile devices
  3. Psychology in 3D – Assessment in virtual realities (programming skills required)
  4. Advantages and disadvantages of online response formats
  5. Prominence in Psychology: Citation analysis
  6. Development and validation of an online personality scale (various scales possible)
  7. German replication of an Icelandic study: Psychometric properties of an Internet version of the Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale
  8. Touchscreen versus Mouse: Response formats
  9. An online study into measuring sensitive topics
  10. A multicultural/multilanguage Google Ngram Study
  11. Mental accounting experiment
  12. A survey study with migrants on the use of social media
  13. CRAN meta-analysis


To be developed in the near future

  1. Visual Analog Scales vs. Likert scales: Performance in big vs small touch-monitor displays. (Bachelor thesis project on school children and their parents. Project ready to enter data acquisition phase: recruit participants and implement study design)
  2. Development and programming of a Web app for longitudinal research
  3. Risk perception and risk communication in Social Media
  4. Mechanisms in the seriousness check and the instruction manipulation check     
  5. Social Lab: Programming and evaluating extensions
  6. Interpersonal Comparisons: Dividing the cake with robots – a Web experiment
  7. Sunk cost experiment
  8. R and Shiny: refining a class project
  9. Development of a GUI for popular psychology packages in R

For any further information on the topics and/or if you are interested in doing your thesis with us, please contact any team member or send an e-mail to sec.reips@uni-konstanz.de.