Leipzig University - Faculty of Education
Research in Educational Psychology
Prof. Dr. Brigitte Latzko and Dr. Sandra Dietrich show us the upgrade of their lab at the Faculty of Education, Leipzig University in Germany. With this new lab, they will start a whole new line of research in educational psychology.
Dr. S. Dietrich: "To get good answers, we need new methodology."
The research team is focusing on professionalization of teachers and with the upgrade of their lab, they are able to measure facial expressions automatically instead of relying on self-reports. Also, the now installed Tobii eye tracker enables them to include reading research in their study.
Watch the video to learn more about why they choose Noldus' tools.
“We need a lab that works; where people very quickly can learn how to work with all the software and the technology.
That is what we got from Noldus.”
Dr. S. Dietrich| Leipzig University, Germany
Hardware and software used
The Educational Lab at Leipzig University has been fitted with advanced hardware and software to condact and analyze their educational research. Resources in the lab include:
- FaceReader - Facial expression analysis software is used to automatically measure and analyze facial expressions.
- Tobii eye tracker - In order to conduct reading research a Tobii eye tracker was installed. This provides gaze path videos and quantitative data related to attention and emotion.
- The Observer XT - This complete and user-friendly software package enables researchers to easily collecte, analyze, and present observational data. It is used to record videos using any of the installed cameras. It can also control other experimental software and hardware.