Inquisit Language Reference
The trials attribute specifies the sequence of trials to be run in the block.
or/ trials = [trialnumber-trialnumber = list.name]
|trialnumber||A non-negative integer specifying the trial number.|
|trialname||The name of a trial defined elsewhere in the script to be run on this block.|
|list.name||The name of a trial defined elsewhere in the script to be run on this block.|
One of the following values:
The integers to the left of the equal signs represent ordinal positions within the sequence of trials. Trials can be directly assigned to a position in the sequence using the equals sign. A trial can be simultaneously assigned to multiple positions by separating the position numbers with commas (equivalent to "and") or dashes (equivalent to "through"). All trial positions in the block must be assigned to a trial or set of trials.
The first five trials of the following block are practicetrial, and the last five trials are testtrial:
/ trials=[1-5=practicetrial; 6-10=testtrial]
The following block randomly selects either lefttrial or righttrial for each of its ten trials. Both trial types are run exactly five times.
/ trials=[1-10=noreplace(lefttrial, righttrial)]
The following block selects trials one through ten from a list element named 'trialselector' containing a set of trial.
The following block randomly selects either testtrial or distractortrial for each of its 12 trials. The testtrial is run exactly 8 time and distractortrial is run 4 times.
/ trials=[1-12=noreplace(testtrial, testtrial, distractortrial)]
The following block runs bigtrial on even numbered trials and littletrial on odd numbered trials.
/ trials=[1,3,5,7,9 = littletrial; 2,4,6,8,10 = bigtrial]