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Isolated Sandbox Environment Architecture for Running Cognitive Psychological Experiments in Web Platforms

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Department of Intelligent Information Security Systems, MIREA—Russian Technological University, 119454 Moscow, Russia
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Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Education, Russian Academy of Education, 119121 Moscow, Russia
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Department of Hospital Surgery, Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, 119992 Moscow, Russia
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Mental-Health Clinic No. 1 Named after N.A. Alexeev, 117152 Moscow, Russia
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Department of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 125009 Moscow, Russia
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Developmental Behavioral Genetics Lab, Psychological Institute of Russian Academy of Education, 125009 Moscow, Russia
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Academic Editors: Michael Sheng and Paolo Bellavista
Future Internet 2021, 13(10), 245; https://doi.org/10.3390/fi13100245
Received: 7 September 2021 / Revised: 21 September 2021 / Accepted: 23 September 2021 / Published: 24 September 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Internet of Things)
Web surveys are an integral part of the feedback of Internet services, a research tool for respondents, including in the field of health and psychology. Web technologies allow conducting research on large samples. For mental health, an important metric is reaction time in cognitive tests and in answering questions. The use of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets has increased markedly in web surveys, so the impact of device types and operating systems needs to be investigated. This article proposes an architectural solution aimed at reducing the effect of device variability on the results of cognitive psychological experiments. An experiment was carried out to formulate the requirements for software and hardware. Three groups of 1000 respondents were considered, corresponding to three types of computers and operating systems: Mobile Device, Legacy PC, and Modern PC. The results obtained showed a slight bias in the estimates for each group. It is noticed that the error for a group of devices differs both upward and downward for various tasks in a psychological experiment. Thus, for cognitive tests, in which the reaction time is critical, an architectural solution was synthesized for conducting psychological research in a web browser. The proposed architectural solution considers the characteristics of the device used by participants to undergo research in the web platform and allows to restrict access from devices that do not meet the specified criteria. View Full-Text
Keywords: cognitive tests; psychological tests; web; sandboxing; software architecture; web platform cognitive tests; psychological tests; web; sandboxing; software architecture; web platform
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Nikulchev, E.; Ilin, D.; Kolyasnikov, P.; Magomedov, S.; Alexeenko, A.; Kosenkov, A.N.; Sokolov, A.; Malykh, A.; Ismatullina, V.; Malykh, S. Isolated Sandbox Environment Architecture for Running Cognitive Psychological Experiments in Web Platforms. Future Internet 2021, 13, 245. https://doi.org/10.3390/fi13100245

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Nikulchev E, Ilin D, Kolyasnikov P, Magomedov S, Alexeenko A, Kosenkov AN, Sokolov A, Malykh A, Ismatullina V, Malykh S. Isolated Sandbox Environment Architecture for Running Cognitive Psychological Experiments in Web Platforms. Future Internet. 2021; 13(10):245. https://doi.org/10.3390/fi13100245

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Nikulchev, Evgeny, Dmitry Ilin, Pavel Kolyasnikov, Shamil Magomedov, Anna Alexeenko, Alexander N. Kosenkov, Andrey Sokolov, Artem Malykh, Victoria Ismatullina, and Sergey Malykh. 2021. "Isolated Sandbox Environment Architecture for Running Cognitive Psychological Experiments in Web Platforms" Future Internet 13, no. 10: 245. https://doi.org/10.3390/fi13100245

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