Empirica is built on a combination of Meteor for the backend (managing your games and data) and React.js for the frontend (what the players see and interact with). Empirica provides a helpful structure to how your Games, Players, Rounds, and Stages interact. Furthermore, Empirica provides you with an Admin Panel that makes organising and running your Games for data collection extremely easy and intuitive.
Empirica is the one method that provides enough flexibility to build any type of experiment whilst still being accessible and helpful to the researcher.
Visit the Getting Started part of this documentation to get you started.
Follow our first experiment tutorial.
To learn more about the parts of an Empirica app (e.g., what are Games, Rounds, and Players?) visit the Concepts page.
Whilst Meteor and React.js are powerful tools, and you could build sophisticated experiments with them, but Empirica makes the process of building and managing your experiments much easier.
Notably, Empirica provides an Admin Panel that allows you to manage the conditions of your experiments (Treatments and Factors) and which Games are running, collecting data, or waiting for players.
Empirica does the heavy lifting in terms of managing games, player connections, game life cycles, and more...