Institute for Language Sciences Labs


Working in SR Research Data Viewer

Last updated on 5 July 2019 by Ty Mees

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In the ILS Labs, we use ZEP and Fixation to collect and clean up eye movement data obtained with the EyeLink.

Occasionally though, ILS researchers will collect data with SR Research Experiment Builder in the context of a collaboration with other labs. This data can then be cleaned up using SR Research Data Viewer. DataViewer is installed in K.06 under Windows only.  You can also install it on your own computer (download from the General Repository), and borrow a dongle from lab support.

We cannot offer serious support on using Data Viewer since it’s not the standard software used in the ILS Labs and we just don’t really know it. The manual is available in the General Repository. In addition, below you will find some helpful usage notes, with many thanks to Jet Hoek.

Notes on DataViewer use

  • Data Viewer does not seem to let you import files from a non-local directory. This means you cannot store the data files you want to import on the uilots lab-drive. You can, however, open existing Data Viewer files from non-local directories (uilots lab-drive, Dropbox, etc.).
  • Once you have opened the drop-down menu under a specific trial, either by specifically selecting it or by clicking on an Interest Area in the Trial View, Data Viewer tends to go back to navigating the menu under Data, instead of staying on the fixations. Before using the arrows to navigate the fixations, close the drop-down menu for the trial.
    • When selecting small fixations, it is ‘safer’ to drag a selection area over the fixation, rather than selecting the fixation by clicking on it – this way you won’t accidentally select the Interest Area and open the drop-down menu for the trial.