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										REMOTE ASSOCIATES TEST - Survey Style
SCRIPT INFO

Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC
Date: 01-17-2017
last updated: 04-19-2017 by K.Borchert (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software LLC

Script Copyright © 04-19-2017 Millisecond Software


BACKGROUND INFO 

											*Purpose*
This script implements a variant of the Remote Associates Test, a test of creativity, based on:

Mednick, S. A. (1962). The associative basis of the creative process.
Psychological Review, 69, 220-232.

Mednick, S. A. (1968). Remote Associates Test. Journal of Creative
Behavior, 2, 213-214.

Bowden, E.M., & Jung-Beeman, M. (2003). Normative data for 144 compound remote associate problems. 
Behavioral Research Methods, Instrumentation, and Computers, 35, 634-639.


											  *Task*
Participants are presented 30 triads consisting of 3 remotely associated words of the kind (paint/doll/cat) 
and are asked to come up with a fourth item that is associated with all three (here: "house").
The 30 triads are presented on 3 different surveypages with 10 triads per page.
Participants can go back and forth between pages.
A default time limit of 30 minutes is enforced for the entire test.
  


DATA FILE INFORMATION: 
The default data stored in the data files are:


(1) Raw data file: 'remoteassociatestest_survey.iqdat'

date, time, group, subject:		date and time script was run with the current group/subjectnumber 
build:							the Inquisit build 

q*_response:					response given (in assigned values)
q*_latency:						how much time (in ms) the participant spent on the surveypage with this particular question (the last time this particular surveypage was visited)

(2) Summary data file: 'remoteassociatestest_survey_summary*.iqdat' (a separate file for each participant)*

script.startdate:				date script was run
script.starttime:				time script was started
script.subjectid:				subject id number
script.groupid:					group id number
script.elapsedtime:				time it took to run script (in ms)
computer.platform:				the platform the script was run on
/completed:						0 = script was not completed (prematurely aborted); 1 = script was completed (all conditions run)
/nr_Triads:						the number of triads presented (default: 30)
/maxTestDuration:				the maximum time (in ms) allowed for the RAT in this script

/propSolved:					proportion correctly solved triads
/numberCorrect:					number of correctly solved triads

/propSolved_easy:				proportion correctly solved 'easy' triads
/numberCorrect_easy:			number of correctly solved 'easy' triads
/propSolved_medium:				proportion correctly solved 'medium' triads
/numberCorrect_medium:			number of correctly solved 'medium' triads
/propSolved_hard:				proportion correctly solved 'hard' triads
/numberCorrect_hard:			number of correctly solved 'hard' triads

survey.remoteassociatestest.elapsedtime:			time (in ms) spent on the survey

/question1-question30:			stores the triads in presented order
/solution1-solution30:			stores the triad solutions in presented order
/response1-response30:			stores the responses to question1-30
/correct1-correct30:			1 = triad was solved correctly; 0 = otherwise for all 30 presented triad questions

* separate data files: to change to one data file for all participants (on Inquisit Lab only), go to section
"DATA" and follow further instructions


EXPERIMENTAL SET-UP
- 30 triads are presented on 3 surveypages (10 triads per page) - participants can go back and forth

- 10 triads are categorized as "easy", 10 triads are categorized as "medium", 10 triads are categorized as "hard"
Categorization (Bowden & Jung-Beeman, 2003 - Appendix):
easy: proportion of participants solving triad (at 15s) > 0.75
medium: 0.45 < proportion of participants solving triad (at 15s) < 0.55
hard: proportion of participant solving triad (at 15s) < 0.25

- the order of the triads is determined randomly for each participant (by default - can be edited under section Editable Lists)

STIMULI
- triads are selected from Bowden & Jung-Beeman (2003), Appendix
- triads can be replaced under section "Editable Stimuli"

INSTRUCTIONS
Instructions are provided by Millisecond Software as an htm-page.
Changes can be made to the file "art_intro.htm" directly.

EDITABLE CODE:
check below for (relatively) easily editable parameters, stimuli, instructions etc. 
Keep in mind that you can use this script as a template and therefore always "mess" with the entire code to further customize your experiment.

The parameters you can change are:

/maxTestDuration:				the maximum time (in ms) allowed for the RAT in this script
/nr_triads:						the number of triads presented (default: 30)
									!!!Note: to increase the number of triads further changes have to be made:									
									- values (section VALUES)
									- expressions (section EXPRESSIONS)
									- summarydata (section DATA)
									- surveypage questions (section STIMULI)
									- list.itemnumbers (section Editable Lists)
									- surveypages (section TRIALS)
									- survey (section BLOCKS)
									- block.summary (section BLOCKS)

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