Hi everyone !
I’m a French ex-cognitive scientist willing to learn web development. I felt in love with elm and would like to start my journey learning it.
As I believe self-teaching is better achieved when you are driven by a real-world project, I would like to work on a solution to give psychologists the ability to create cognitive & behavioural experiments online with no coding.
Basically a behavioural experiment consists in presenting some stimuli to a person and in collecting answers (e.g, reaction time, number of good answers). Here’s an example.
Most current solutions requires some coding skills and exepriments cannot be run outside labs. Furthermore, most of those solutions are proprietary or relays on old technologies.
This impairs replicability and scalability of those studies.
I spent some time to discuss and refine this project with a bunch of researchers and the solution we came with really worth to give it a try!
The thing is : I don’t have any CS background (I only played a little bit with R, Python and golang during my studies) and I struggle to take decision regarding the design and in cutting the project into doable chunks for a total beginner.
Does anyone would be interested in helping me to define tasks and maybe writing some tests or reviewing my code ? I’m really really motivated and I give myself 6 months (from septembre) to release a proper MVP.
In exchange I’ll tell you everything I know about experimental psychology