WEXTOR - History


November 23, 2005

WEXTOR 2.4 released: Experimental designs can now be uploaded and hosted on the WEXTOR webserver. This feature is only available for users with paid accounts. Please contact wextor@deusto.es for details.

August 13, 2005

WEXTOR 2.3 released: Page icons in the experimental desing's overview can be clicked to access the 'Adding HTML Forms' page. Generated pages can be previewed directly. Display of 'Graphical scales' enhanced.

June 25, 2004

WEXTOR 2.2 released: Experimental designs can now be duplicated and renamed. Implementation of a test subject pool.

March 24, 2004

WEXTOR 2.1 released: automatically generated meta tags, long text fields for question entries in the content wizard, better administration options, and an improved Javascript for random distribution of participants to conditions in laboratory experiments conducted with WEXTOR experiment files. Thomas Blumer replaces Christoph Neuhaus in the development team, who is now pursuing his Ph.D at the polytechnical institute in Zurich.

May 31, 2003

Advanced beta version of WEXTOR 2.0 released: with a complete redesign, server-side architecture, storage and download of experiment page sets, and many other new features.

December 10, 2002

WEXTOR 1.3 Beta 14 released: fixes several bugs and incompatibilities with newer Web browsers. This version is still available at http://wextor.org/wextor/1.3b13/aim.html.
Paper on guidelines and standards for Internet-based experimenting (pdf, 124kb) appears in the special issue on Internet-based psychological experimenting of the journal Experimental Psychology. The exact reference is:
Reips, U.-D. (2002). Standards for Internet-based experimenting. Experimental Psychology, 49 (4), 243-256.

June 16, 2002

WEXTOR 1.3 Beta 9 released: major performance increase. A redesign of the first pages facilitates quick beginning of work with WEXTOR for experienced users.

May 2002

Paper on WEXTOR appears in the journal Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers. Please e-mail us for reprints. The exact reference is:
Reips, U.-D., & Neuhaus, C. (2002). WEXTOR: A Web-based tool for generating and visualizing experimental designs and procedures. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers, 34(2), 234-240.

May 3, 2002

WEXTOR 1.3 Beta 8 released: several bug fixes and an increased compatibility with a variety of Web browsers.

March 28, 2002

WEXTOR 1.3 Beta 3 released: a wizard to create HTML forms is implemented in this version. One can enter survey questions or personality test items.

December 28, 2001

WEXTOR 1.2 Beta 7 released: this version fixes some bugs at step 8.

December 10, 2001

WEXTOR 1.2 Beta 6 released: this version fixes some bugs with Internet Explorer 5.

September 28, 2001

WEXTOR 1.2 Beta 4 released : this version implements within-subjects factors and random or fixed order of blocks, among other features.

August 3, 2001

WEXTOR 1.1 Beta 3 released: this version implements quasi-experimental factors and distribution of participants to experimental conditions based on levels of quasi-experimental factors, among other features. This version is still available at http://wextor.org/wextor/1.1b3e/frame.html.

October 10, 2000

WEXTOR 1.0 released: up to five between-subjects factors and visualization of experimental design, and many other features.