Practice and Experience
Basic overview of technology
Examples of Internet Research
Lessons from those Experiences
Stress reducing vs. stress inducing
Got a project? Got ideas?
Basic Internet Technology
Where do I put my
names & hosting)
How do I create a
study? (html, forms,
How do I get
How do I store and
retrieve data? (mysql,
A Home and an Address
Web Server Space A Domain Name/URL
It’s just space on a Owning a domain
computer that’s name is cheap ($6-
always connected to 20)/year.
the internet. Buying a name once
$8-30/month. you’re famous is
Includes a control expensive ($1000s) so
panel (cpanel, plesk) buy your name now!
Make sure it has the Registrars (GoDaddy)
technology you want and nameservers.
Or use the psychwiki Get your ideas out
server for free! there!
From Your Control Panel
View Site Statistics (ie. Which search
engines, what links give you
traffic…are people coming and
Create and erase databases
Creating a Study
A web page is just a text file.
FTP software allows you to put the text file
on your web server.
HTML gives the text file formatting.
Forms are HTML items that allow data
input by the user.
SQL allows you to write data to a machine
readable format (SPSS, excel)