I am a social scientist with a background in applied linguistics and social psychology. I undertake statistical research in education, discourse, society, and human interaction



Situation Specific Arousal Analyzer (SSAA)

Human emotion is inclusive of experiential, behavioural and physiological components. Research methodologies within the humanities have tended to over-emphasize the experiential component through assessments derived from self-report measures and interviews. With advances in unobtrusive wearable technologies the acquisition of moment-to-moment physiological data is now available to a wider audience than ever before. Using data collected with the Empatica E4 wristband, the the Situation Specific Arousal Analyzer (SSAA) application, available for both OS X and Windows, has been designed to support non-clinical research and analysis into the physiological measurement and tracking of autonomic nervous system arousal with a focus on state specific anxiety within the context of foreign language education.


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