User Manual: Inquisit Simplified Wisconsin Card Sort Test


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										SIMPLE CARD SORT TEST
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Script Author: Sabrina Goh
last updated:  02-17-2022 by K. Borchert (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC

Thanks to Sabrina Goh for sharing this script!

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BACKGROUND INFO 	
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This sample script shows how to implement a simple Wisconsin Card Sorting Test with Inquisit. 

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TASK DESCRIPTION	
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Participants are asked to sort cards into four different "categories". No instructions are
given in regard to the categorization rules.
The four different categories are
- one red triangle
- two green stars
- three yellow crosses
- four blue circles.
The cards to sort into these piles have similar designs and 
vary in color (4), shape (4), and number (4).

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DURATION 
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the default set-up of the script takes appr. 2 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: 'cardsorttest_raw*.iqdat' (a separate file for each participant)

build:							The specific Inquisit version used (the 'build') that was run
computer.platform:				the platform the script was run on (win/mac/ios/android)
date, time: 					date and time script was run 
subject, group, 				with the current subject/groupnumber
session:						with the current session id

blockcode, blocknum:			the name and number of the current block (built-in Inquisit variable)
trialcode, trialnum: 			the name and number of the currently recorded trial (built-in Inquisit variable)
										Note: trialnum is a built-in Inquisit variable; it counts all trials run; even those
										that do not store data to the data file such as feedback trials. Thus, trialnum 
										may not reflect the number of main trials run per block. 
										
stimulusitem:					the presented target card
response:						the participant's response (selected card category)
correct:						the correctness of the response (1 = correct; 0 = otherwise)
latency: 						the response latency (in ms)

(2) Summary data file: 'cardsorttest_summary*.iqdat' (a separate file for each 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)	

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INSTRUCTIONS 
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can be edited under section EDITABLE INSTRUCTIONS

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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:

/cstotaltrials: 								Maximum Number of trials (default = 128)
/cstotalblocks:  							Maximum Number each category is tested (default = 2)
/correctstreakthreshold:  					Number of consecutive correct responses before a rule change (default = 4)
/picsize:									size of cards determined by canvas height percentage (default:30%)