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📣 Out now: A new article about late responding in Web and Mail surveys by iScience team members

🥳 Out now: The article “Late responding in Web and Mail surveys: A systematic review and meta-analysis” has just been published on the Survey Research Methods Journal. 📔

The article is a joint work conducted by Ellen Laupper, Dr. Kaufmann, and Prof. Dr. Reips.

🔎 You can read the entire article here to find out more about this topic!.

PD Dr. Esther Kaufmann organized the 29th International Meeting of the Brunswik Society

👏🏻 iScience member PD Dr. Esther Kaufmann, organizes the 29th International (Online) Meeting of the Brunswik Society. She is one of the main organizers, jointly with Mandeep Dhami, Karolin Salmen und Gijs Holleman.

For further information, also check out the Brunswik Society website.

Methods Symposium at the SCIP Conference 2023

News from Internet-based methods: Validation, replication, misinformation sharing, test scoring, Fish gaming, and AI

🚀 The iScience team goes to San Francisco for the SCIP Conference 2023. As per tradition, Ulf-Dietrich Reips is organizing the symposium, and Christopher R. Wolfe will be the discussant. Yury Shevchenko, Maria Rosa Miccoli, Noemi Huber, and Ulf-Dietrich Reips from the iScience group will present their current projects in the field of methodologies in Internet-based research, along with Tom Buchanan (University of Westminster) and Birk Diedenhofen (University of Düsseldorf).

See the program in detail.

We are looking forward to a vivid discussion, and to coming back to SCIP, in San Francisco!

5th Summer School on Internet-based Data Collection and Analysis

iScience research group at the Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, invites you to take part in our 5th Summer School on Internet-based Data Collection and Analysis September 13-15, 2023 @ University of Konstanz. Please apply here.

Instructors (bios see below): Michael Birnbaum * Ulf-Dietrich Reips * Yury Shevchenko


  • Basic and advanced concepts of Internet-based research
  • Experimental design 
  • Methods and best practices
  • Online tools & standards
  • Visualization
  • Apps for research
  • Theory and model testing
  • Analysis of Internet data
  • Avoiding frequently made errors
  • Practical applications
  • Social Media
  • Big Data
  • iScience
  • Mobile experience sampling
  • Open science

The draft programme for the 5th Summer School in 2023 is available here. In case of any questions, please contact us at

Summer School begins with registration on Wednesday, 13th of September, from 11:00.

Please join our Facebook group for updates. 

Cost: 90.- Euro (Early bird), 100.- from August 1, includes lunches and catering during the summer school (partial fee waiver for UNIKN Psychology students available)

3 ECTS for those who participate in and pass the optional exam

Social Programme in and around Lake Constance.

Apply until August 15 (for Early bird fee before August 1) by filling this form.

Payment of the registration fee (90.-/100.- Euro) needs to simultaneously go to:
Recipient: Universitaetskasse Konstanz
Bank: BW-Bank Konstanz (Landesbank Baden-Württemberg)
IBAN: DE92 6005 0101 7486 5012 74

Purpose (very important to include in bank transfer!): FP 673/19 Summer School data collection


Michael Birnbaum received his PhD from UCLA in 1972. He taught at University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign from 1974-1986, where he was head of the Division of Quantitative and Industrial/Organizational Psychology and promoted to Full Professor in 1982. He came to California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) in 1986 on leave from University of Illinois and made the position at CSUF permanent in 1988. He is founder and served as director or co-director of the Decision Research Center at CSUF for more than 30 years.  He was named Outstanding Professor for CSUF in 1991-92 and won the L. Donald Shields Excellence in Scholarship and Creativity Award in 2014.  He has published more than 140 scientific articles and three books.  He held grants from the National Science Foundation and the American Psychological Association to organize and provide advanced training institutes in Web-based research. He served as president of the Society for Mathematical Psychology, 2002-2003, president of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, 2008-2009, and president of the Society for Computers in Psychology, 2009-2010.

Ulf-Dietrich Reips is a Full Professor at the University of Konstanz. He received his PhD in 1996 from the University of Tübingen. His research focuses on Internet-based research methodologies, the psychology of the Internet, measurement, experimental psychology, cognition of causality, personality, privacy, Social Media, mobile experience sampling, and Big Data methods. In 1994, he founded the Web Experimental Psychology Lab, the first laboratory for conducting real experiments on the World Wide Web. Ulf was a founder of the German Society for Online Research, was elected the first non-North American president of the Society for Computers in Psychology and he is the founding editor of the free open access journal International Journal of Internet Science. He has published more than 185 scientific articles and six books, see ResearchGate and Ulf and his team ( develop and provide free Web tools for researchers, teachers, students, and the public. They received numerous awards for their Web applications (available from the iScience Server at ( and methodological work serving the research community.

Yury Shevchenko is a post-doc in the iScience group at the University of Konstanz. He graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University with a Diploma in Psychology. After a research internship in Basel, Switzerland, he did his PhD at the Chair of Experimental Psychology at the University of Mannheim, Germany, and also worked as a research associate at the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim. His interests lie in the intersection of psychology and computer science with a focus on methods and programming. He has developed Open Lab, a web platform for conducting online experiments, and Samply, a mobile application and a web platform for experience-sampling studies.