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									Social Desirability Scale (SDS)

Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. ( for Millisecond Software, LLC
Date: 05-04-2018
last updated:  05-04-2018 by K.Borchert for Millisecond Software LLC

Script Copyright ©  05-04-2018 Millisecond Software


This script implements a computerized version of the Social Desirability Scale (SDS) by:

Crowne, D.P. & Marlowe, D.A. (1960). A new scale of social desirability
independent of pathology, Journal of Consulting Psychology, 24, 351.

33 true-false questions, self report

The default data stored in the data files are:

(1) Raw data file: 'SDS.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) Note: questions marked with 'R' are automatically reversed scored
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: 'SDS_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)
/SDS_score:						the total score (Range: 0 - 33)
								the higher the score, the more social-desirable behavior was reported
33 true-false questions, self report

The social-desirable behavior is scored with 1 point:
true = 1, false = 0 (reversed scored questions with R: true = 0; false = 1)

see section Editable Parameters

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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