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							Santa Barbara Sense of Direction Scale (SBSOD)

Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. ( for Millisecond Software, LLC
Date: 05-12-2017
last updated:  04-01-2019 by K.Borchert for Millisecond Software LLC

Script Copyright ©  04-01-2019 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.

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15 7-point Likert Scale questions on sense of direction (self-report)

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

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