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									*The Abbreviated Math Anxiety Scale (AMAS)*
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Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC
Date: 02-02-2021
last updated: 02-02-2021 by K.Borchert (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software LLC

Script Copyright © 02-02-2021 Millisecond Software

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BACKGROUND INFO 	
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This script implements The Abbreviated Math Anxiety Scale (AMAS)

Reference

D.R. Hopko, R. Mahadevan, R.L. Bare, & Melassa K. Hunt. (2003). The Abbreviated Math Anxiety Scale (AMAS): 
Construction, Validity, and Reliability. Assessment, 10, 178-182.

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OVERVIEW
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9 5-point Likert scale questions
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DURATION 
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the default set-up of the script takes appr. < 1 minute to complete

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DATA FILE INFORMATION 
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The default data stored in the data files are:

(1) Raw data file: 'amas.iqdat'

date, time:							date and time script was run with the current group/subjectnumber 
subject, group, session:	  		 with the current subject/groupnumber/session id
build:								the Inquisit build 

q*_response:						response given (in assigned values)
									Scale: 1 (low anxiety) to 5 (high anxiety)
									
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: 'amas_summary.iqdat' (Inquisit Lab: one data file per participant)

computer.platform:					the platform the script was run on (win/mac/ios/android)
inquisit.build:						the version/build of Inquisit
script.startdate:					date script was run
script.starttime:					time script was started
script.subjectid:					assigned subject id number
script.groupid:						assigned group id number
script.sessionid:					assigned session id number
script.elapsedtime:					time it took to run script (in ms); measured from onset to offset of script
script.completed:					0 = script was not completed (prematurely aborted); 
									1 = script was completed (all conditions run)

//demographics (if run)									
textbox.age.response
radiobuttons.gender.response									
																		
/AMAS_totalscore:					the AMAS total score (sum of all scores: q1-q9), range: 9-45 

//Norms (reported in: Hopko et al, 2003, p.180): 
/z_female, expressions.p_female,
/z_male, expressions.p_male,
/z_overall, expressions.p_overall,

//factors:
/AMAS_LMA: 							'Learning Math Anxiety' (LMA), range: 5-25 (q1,3,6,7,8)
/AMAS_MEA:							'Math Evaluation Anxiety' (MEA), range: 4-20 (q2,4,5,9)

+ individual scores
scored on 5-point Likert Scale (1= low anxiety to 5 = high anxiety)
								
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INSTRUCTIONS 
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provided by Millisecond Software - can be edited under section Editable Parameters

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EDITABLE CODE 
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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: