Remote testing for psychological and physiological acoustics: Initial report of the P&P task force on remote testing

Z. Ellen Peng, Emily Buss, Yi Shen, Hari Bharadwaj, G. Christopher Stecker, Jordan A. Beim, Adam K. Bosen, Meredith Braza, Anna C. Diedesch, Claire M. Dorey, Andrew R. Dykstra, Richard Freyman, Frederick J. Gallun, Raymond L. Goldsworthy, Lincoln Gray, Eric C. Hoover, Antje Ihlefeld, Thomas Koelewijn, Judy G. Kopun, Juraj MesikVirginia Richards, Daniel E. Shub, Jonathan H. Venezia, Sebastian Waz

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Abstract

Acoustics research involving human participants typically takes place in specialized laboratory settings. Lis-tening studies, for example, may present controlled sounds using calibrated transducers in sound-attenuating or anechoic chambers. In contrast, remote testing takes place away from the lab, in natural settings or in participants’ homes. Remote testing could provide greater access to participants, larger sample sizes, and enhanced ecological validity, at the cost of reduced acoustical control, less precise calibration, and incon-sistency of participant experiences. The ASA Technical Committee on Psychological and Physiological Acoustics (P&P) launched the Task Force on Remote Testing in May 2020, with goals of (1) surveying ap-proaches and platforms available to support remote testing by ASA members, (2) identifying challenges and considerations for prospective investigators, and (3) communicating this information via online resources, papers, and presentations. Longer-term goals include identifying best practices and providing resources for evaluating outcomes of remote testing, e.g. via peer review.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number050009
JournalProceedings of Meetings on Acoustics
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Event179th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, ASA 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: Dec 7 2020Dec 11 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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