MouselabWEB is a web-based version of MouseLab, which has been developed in the eighties for the DOS PC. MouseLab is still available and can still be used on modern PCs. More information about this system can be found on the Mouselab page.
On this site you can also find a reference to the Adaptive Decision Maker, by Payne, Bettman and Johnson (1993) that covers much of the MouseLAB web system and the research for which it can be used. Check Eric Johnson's curriculum vitae (see page About Us) for more recent references to work using the MouseLab process tracing paradigm.
MouselabWEB has been tested and used in actual experiments for sind the summer of 2004 in the laboratory and on the Internet. We are currently working on a set of research papers describing these studies. Part of this research has be presented on scientific conferences:
- Tilburg (NL), Sept 1, 2004: Third Tilburg Symposium on Psychology and Economics: Games and Decisions
Title: Do losses really loom larger than gains? A process perspective on loss aversion.
- Minneapolis, Nov 18, 2004: Society for Computers in Psychology (SCIP) annual meeting
Title: Mouselab WEB: performing sophisticated process tracing experiments in the participant’s home!
- Toronto, Nov 12, 2005: Society for Judment and Decision making (SJDM) annual meeting
Title: Process tracing for dummies: Solutions for design, analysis and presentation (Handouts)
- Houston, Nov 17, 2006: Society for Judment and Decision making (SJDM) annual meeting
- Title: Testing cognitive models of context effects using process data
recent publication using mouselabWEB
- Willemsen, M.C. & Johnson, E.J. (2010). Visiting the Decision Factory: Observing Cognition with MouselabWEB and other Information Acquisition Methods. In Schulte-Mecklenbeck, M., Kühberger, A. & Ranyard, R. (Eds.). A Handbook of Process Tracing Methods for Decision Making. (pp. 21-42) New York: Taylor & Francis.
- Johnson, E.J., Schulte-Mecklenbeck, M., & Willemsen, M.C. (2008). Process models deserve process data: Comment on Brandstätter, Gigerenzer, and Hertwig (2006), Psychological Review, 115, 263-272
- Johnson, E.J., Schulte-Mecklenbeck, M., & Willemsen, M.C. (2008). Postscript: Rejoinder to Brandstätter, Gigerenzer, and Hertwig (2008), Psychological Review, 115, 272-273