Technical Resources

The use of computers and other technology is critical for students of psychology.  Here are some resources to help you.

Creating an online survey

The best option for most online surveys is to use Qualtrics, a very powerful survey creation and hosting engine.  Go to bates.qualtrics.com and login with your Bates username.

Although qualtrics has extensive online documentation, Brian Pfohl has written up answers to a few common questions that come up designing surveys for psychology research.  View his documentation here.

Another option for creating online surveys is by using the “Form” document type in Google documents.

Creating a poster

Most seniors choose to present their thesis projects as a poster presentation, either at the department-sponsored session in the fall or at the Mt. David Summit in the spring.  In addition, many psychology classes will have you create posters to summarize class projects and to give you practice before your senior thesis presentation.

Check out Brian Pfohl’s Poster-making 101 site with design tips and technical suggestions for creating a poster in Microsoft PowerPoint.

You can also consult with the staff at the Imaging Center to learn about making a great poster.