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Tools and Tutorials

Whether you came here with your own data or discovered a dataset among our data resources, this curated list of tools and tutorials can help you make the most of your data. A subset of useful information about each resource is included on this page, but more information (including links how to gain access to it) can be found by clicking on the resource's name.

Title Type Description Programming Languages
Probabilistic Models of Cognition Tutorial

Online textbook on building probabilistic models of cognition using probabilistic programming with executable code.

Probabilistic Programming & Bayesian Methods for Hackers Tutorial

Introduction to probabilistic programming and Bayesian statistics, focusing more on computation and implementation than the mathematics

psiTurk Tool

Platform for collecting behavioral data through Amazon Mechanical Turk. Full details below.


psiTurk is an open platform for doing science on Amazon Mechanical Turk.  psiTurk... more

R for Data Science Tutorial

Book on exploring, wrangling, basic programming, modeling, and visualizing data in R, including an emphasis on reproducibility and best practices. Aimed at this with some previous experience.

rOpenSci Packages List

List of rOpenSci packages, “grouped by ones that acquire data, full-text of journal articles, altmetrics, data-publication, focus on scalable and reproduc[ible] computing, data visualization, or... more

RPubs Tool

An online resource for creating and sharing research created in R markdown format (coupled with RStudio)

Software Carpentry: Lessons List

A list of tutorials on various programming topics, including basic programming in multiple languages and scientific computing

R, MATLAB, Python
SpEDi: On-Line Speech Error and ToT Diary Tool

Crowdsourcing tool to collect data on speech errors and tip-of-the-tongue states in the wild.

Full details below.


Speech error and tip of the tongue diary for... more

Statistics and R Tutorials List

List of tutorials on statistics (including a basic introduction to linear mixed-effects models) and programming in R

Suggested Upper Merged Ontologies (SUMO) Tool

A tool to help cognitive scientists create cognitive ontologies.


Related articles:

Reed, S, K. and Pease, A. (2015). A framework for constructing cognition ontologies... more