Behavior Research Methods & Instrumentation

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 107–112 | Cite as

The CLIPR display terminal experiment system

  • Terry L. Spear
  • Dennis Overgard
  • Thomas W. Christian
Session V Contributed Papers: Systems And Techniques


The Display Terminal Experiment System (DTES) is a specialized system for preparing, executing, and analyzing experiments involving the presentation of text materials and the recording of response latencies. The system includes: materials preparation routines, an experiment description language and translator, a real-time experiment monitor program, and data recovery and data analysis programs. DTES is intended to enable users with little or no computer programming experience to construct and run sophisticated real-time experiments. The major features of this system are: (1) a complete package for handling every phase of the experiment from materials preparation to elementary data analysis, and (2) the experimenter is permitted to run an arbitrary number of subjects concurrently with each in a different experimental condition.


Experiment Description Data Analysis Program Execute Statement Preliminary Statistical Analysis Experiment Monitor 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Reference note

  1. Lewis, J. L., Osgood, G. W., & Herbert, J. J. Pleiades: Real-time-sharing control in the behavioral science laboratory. Unpublished.Google Scholar


  1. Bailey, D. E. & Poison, P. G. Real-time computers in psychology at the University of Colorado. American Psychologist, 1975.Google Scholar
  2. McLean, R. S. PSYCHOL: A computer language for experimentation. Behavior Research Methods & Instrumentation, 1969, 1, 323–328.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Poison, P. G. & Campbell, G. D. EXTENDED SCAT. Behavioral Science, 1972, 17, 558–565.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Poison, P. G. SCAT: Design criterion and software. Behavior Research Methods & Instrumentation, 1973, 5, 241–244.Google Scholar
  5. Restle, F., & Schaffer, W. D. Monitoring experimental results. Behavior Research Methods & Instrumentation, 1974, 6, 262–266.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Warte, W. M. A language independent macro processor. Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, 1967, 10 (July, 1967), 433.Google Scholar
  7. Wood, R. W., Settle, W. F., & Weill, B. Interfacing the experimenter to the computer: Languages for psychologists. American Psychologist, 1975, in press.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Terry L. Spear
    • 1
  • Dennis Overgard
    • 1
  • Thomas W. Christian
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Laboratory for Instruction in Psychological ResearchUniversity of ColoradoBoulder

Personalised recommendations