User Manual for Inquisit's Balanced Inventory of Desirable Responding (BIDR)


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							Balanced Inventory of Desirable Responding (BIDR)
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Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC
Date: 05-06-2016
last updated:  02-17-2022 by K. Borchert (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC

Script Copyright © 02-17-2022 Millisecond Software

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BACKGROUND INFO 	
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This script implements the Balanced Inventory of Desirable Responding as described in:

Paulhus, D. L. (1984). Two-component models of socially desirable responding. 
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 46, 598-609.

The BIDR is intended to measure self-deceptive positivity and impression management.

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OVERVIEW
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40 7-point Likert questions
1-20: assess self-deceptive positivity
21-40: assess impression management
											  
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DURATION 
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the default set-up of the script takes appr. 4 minutes 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: 'bidr.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:					scores given for response selected (in assigned values: 0-1) - reversed items 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: 'bidr_summary.iqdat' (Inquisit Lab: one data file per participant)

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

BIDR_total:						total score for the BIDR (0-40)
								=> the higher the score the more questions were answered with a 
								socially desired response

SDP:							score for the self-deceptive positivity scale (0-20)
IM:								score for the impression management scale (0-20)

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QUESTIONNAIRE SET-UP & SCORING
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The original responses are scored on a scale of 1-7:

all responses < 6: score as 0
all responses >= 6: score as 1 

R = reversed scoring applied

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INSTRUCTIONS 
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see 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:

/pageinstructions:		the general instructions that appear on the surveypages