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Neuer Artikel über Item-Pool-Visualisierung (IPV) im Open-Access-Journal Methodological Innovations

IPV bezeichnet eine Darstellung, die Items und Item-Pools (Skalen) verschiedener psychologischer Verfahren bezüglich ihrer Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede in verschachtelten Netzdiagrammen lokalisiert. Durch die Anwendung von IPV entstehen Abbildungen, in denen unterschiedliche Item-Pools mit unterschiedlichen, sich nicht überschneidenden Kreisen repräsentiert werden. IPV illustriert einen Vergleich verschiedener Strukturgleichungsmodelle, die mit identischen Daten geschätzt werden. Sie vereint hierbei die Stärken von Einfaktor-Modellen und Modellen korrelierender Faktoren. Des Weiteren ermöglicht IPV eine empirisch geleitete Kategorisierung psychologischer Konstrukte und deren untergeordneter Konzepte (Facetten), was dabei hilft, psychometrische Konstrukte zu vergleichen oder Fragebogen und Tests für Anwendungszwecke auszuwählen.

Dantlgraber, M., Stieger, S., & Reips, U.-D. (in press). Introducing Item Pool Visualization (IPV): A method for investigation of concepts in self-reports and psychometric tests. Methodological Innovations.

Talk: Internet-based research methods: Challenges and solutions (19 July 2019)

Ulf-Dietrich Reips presented at Linguistic Modeling and its Interfaces lecture series at the University of Tübingen July 19:


Internet-based research methods: Challenges and solutions”

  • Friday, 19 July 2019 10:15 AM
  • University of Tübingen, Blochbau, Room 1.13 (Wilhelmstr. 19, 72074 Tübingen)


ABSTRACT: In this presentation I will provide an overview of guidelines and techniques, methods, and tools for Internet-based experimentation and big data and social media research, including solutions to many of the methodological challenges in data collection via the Internet. The challenges discussed here include issues in design, security, selection of and access to social media platforms, recruitment, multiple submissions, measurement scales (e.g. visual analogue scales), response time measurement, dropout, and data quality. Some widely used tools and practices like Amazon Mechanical Turk, the cognitive reflection test, and forced responding are critically reviewed. Among other methods that have been developed in Web methodology and Internet science, I will explain the one-item-one-screen (OIOS) design, the seriousness check, option bars, the multiple site entry technique, and our recently published guidelines to conduct Google Ngram studies (Younes & Reips, 2019, PLoS One). Picked from our iScience Server at I will demonstrate a new version of our Web experiment generator WEXTOR ( as a tool that automatically implements optimal solutions. Another example is Social Lab, our “Open Source Facebook” available at that can be played with in learning about privacy at The presentation will conclude with a discussion of failed visions, problematic trends, and chances in evolving scenarios of using social media and online data in scientific work. Publications are available from and .

Keynote: M. Alejandra Quiros-Ramirez to hold keynote speech in Panama

Our postdoc M. Alejandra Quiros-Ramirez is to give a keynote speech at the XLV Latin American Computing Conference in Panama City, Panama from September 30 to October 4, 2019. This event is organized by the Latin American Center for Computer Studies (CLEI). Consult the program and further information here.

Application for 3rd Konstanz Summer School is open

The Graduate School of Decision Sciences and Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, invite you to take part in our 3rd Summer School on Internet-based Data Collection and Analysis in Decision Making September 09-13, 2019 @ University of Konstanz. Registration continues to be open until a last few places have been filled. Please apply here.