2 October 2015

Participants sought for online experiment

Calling UCU students and alumni from the Netherlands and Belgium!  Eva Poort, UCU ’13, is currently working on her PhD at University College London’s Experimental Psychology department, studying bilingualism. She has set up an online experiment which will help her gain a better insight into how bilingual people process language. She is looking for participants who meet the following criteria:

  • Nationality: Dutch or Belgian. You were born in the Netherlands or in Belgium and at least one of your parents is Dutch or Belgian.
  • First language: Dutch or Flemish. You learnt Dutch or Flemish when you were little (i.e. since you were born) from at least one of your parents/guardians.
  • Good command of the English language. You have no trouble understanding English or taking part in conversations that are in English.
  • Age: 18-50 years old.
  • You do not have dyslexia or any other language, speech or hearing disorder.

The experiment itself is very simple and will only take approximately 20-30 minutes. During the experiment, you’ll be presented with sequences of letters. Your task will be to indicate whether these sequences are real words (in Dutch or English) or not.

You will be compensated for your participation, one of two ways:

  • You can sign up to Prolific Academic here and search for the study titled “Woorden herkennen in het Nederlands en Engels”. When you’ve completed the experiment, Prolific will pay £4.00 (or the equivalent in euros) into your PayPal account.
  • If you do not wish to sign up to Prolific or don’t have a PayPal account, you can go directly to the experiment by clicking on this link: https://uclpsych.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_enivBHl8IqvbE9L. You will then be asked to leave your email address and will be sent a Bol.com voucher for €5.00.

It is important that you complete the experiment in one session and without taking any breaks. Please only start the experiment if you have at least 30 minutes to dedicate to it.

If you know any other qualified people that you think would like to participate, please don’t hesitate to pass on this information!

For questions, contact Eva Poort directly at eva.poort.12@ucl.ac.uk