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Santa Barbara Sense of Direction Scale (SBSOD)
Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org) for Millisecond Software, LLC
last updated: 05-12-2017 by K.Borchert for Millisecond Software LLC
Script Copyright © 05-12-2017 Millisecond Software
This script implements a computerized version of the 'Santa Barbara Sense of Direction Scale'
as described in:
Hegarty, M. Richardson, A. E., Montello, D. R., Lovelace, K & Subbiah, I. (2002).
Development of a Self-Report Measure of Environmental Spatial Ability. Intelligence, 30, 425-447.
15 7-point Likert Scale questions on sense of direction (self-report)
DATA FILE INFORMATION:
The default data stored in the data files are:
(1) Raw data file: 'senseofdirectionsurvey.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; reversed scoring automatically applied)
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: 'senseofdirectionsurvey_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)
/SODtotal: sum of all 15 scores (reversed scoring automatically applied)
15 questions: 7 point Likert Scales
2, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15: strongly agree = 1 - strongly disagree = 7
1R, 3R, 4R, 5R, 7R, 9R, 14R: strongly agree = 7 - strongly disagree = 1
=> higher rating indicates a better self-report SOD
minimally altered (=>to reflect the computerized input modality) original instructions;
can be edited under section Editable Instructions
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:
/pageinstructions: the instructions that appear at the top of each surveypage