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									Decisional Balance Exercise 

Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. ( for Millisecond Software, LLC
Date: 05-22-2018
last updated:  05-23-2018 by K. Borchert ( 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.

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.

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