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									SENTENCE COMPLETION TASK
SCRIPT INFO

Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC
Date: 04-09-2013
last updated: 01-25-2016 by K.Borchert (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software LLC

Copyright © 01-25-2016 Millisecond Software


BACKGROUND INFO

											*Purpose*
This script implements the Sentence Completion Task as described in:

Raes, F., Hermans, D., Williams, J.M.G. & Eelen, P. (2007). A sentence completion procedure as an alternative to the 
Autobiographical Memory Test for assessing overgeneral memory in non-clinical populations.  Memory, 15, 495-507.

											  *Task*
Participants are given 11 sentence completion tasks (11 Stems) to complete. Afterwards they are asked
to categorize their own responses into several categories.


DATA FILE INFORMATION: 

This script generates 3 data files:
- SentenceCompletionTask.iqdat => raw data of sentence completion task
- SentenceCompletionTask_Rating.iqdat => raw data of response categorizations
- SentenceCompletionTask_summary.iqdat => summary file that contains responses to SCT task AND categorization task

(1) Raw data file: 'SentenceCompletionTask.iqdat.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) Raw data file: 'SentenceCompletionTask_Rating.iqdat.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)

(3) Summary data file: 'SentenceCompletionTask_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)
textbox.stem1.response-
textbox.stem11.response:					the responses to the 11 Stem questions
radiobuttons.rating_response1.response-
radiobuttons.rating_response11.response:	the individual ratings



EXPERIMENTAL SET-UP

2 surveys:
SentenceCompletionTask: 11 sentence completion task with default Stems (see section Editable Parameters)
Ratings (optional): Participant categorization of the responses 

INSTRUCTIONS
see section Editable Parameters

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:

/stem1-stem11:					the particular Stems used in this script
/instructions:					the instructions to appear with the Stem questions

/participant_responserating:    1 = participants are asked to categorize their sentences (default)
									Note: to change the response categories go to RATING QUESTIONS
									and change the setting OPTIONS for each question
								0 = participants are not asked to categorize their sentences

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