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Decisional Balance Exercise
Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org) for Millisecond Software, LLC
last updated: 05-23-2018 by K. Borchert (email@example.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC -2018 by K.Borchert for Millisecond Software LLC
Script Copyright © 05-23-2018 Millisecond Software
This script implements a Decisional Balance Exercise
Participants read an introduction about decision making using a cost-benefit analysis approach before they
are asked to participate in a cost-benefit analysis of doing change XXX of their own choice.
DATA FILE INFORMATION:
The default data stored in the data files are:
(1) Raw data file: 'DecisionalBalanceExercise.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: 'DecisionalBalanceExercise_summary.iqdat' (Inquisit Lab: one data file per 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)
/introReadingTime: the amount of time (in ms) spent on the introduction page
/exerciseTime: the amount of time (in ms) spent on the exercise
/change: the selected change for the excercise
textbox.change_benefits.response: the response given for the benefits of doing change XXX
textbox.Notchange_benefits.response: the response given for the benefits of NOT doing change XXX
textbox.change_costs.response: the response given for the costs of doing change XXX
textbox.Notchange_costs.response: the response given for costs of NOT doing change XXX
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.