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I want to make a lexical decision experiment, is there any freely available software for this? A Javascript-based webapp would suit me best, as it would run in the browser without the need to install anything.

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One option is to use Inquisit Web Edition. Here is an example script with a lexical decision task.

Unfortunately, it is not free and it requires installation of a plug-in.

Version 4 of Inquisit runs on OSX and Windows. Thus, it wont work in Linux or on phones, tablets, etc.

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Here is a lexical decision task I wrote years ago using PHP and Javascript (github link). Distributed as-is, no documentation. There is still some vestigial code in there for an experimental manipulation.

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Thanks! Too bad I didn't know this a little bit earlier. –  michau May 16 '13 at 17:45

Just for reference, I ended up writing simple web-based lexical decision task software myself.

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nice, thanks for the contribution! –  Jeff May 16 '13 at 20:08

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