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								*Comprehensive Affective Testing System - Reduced (CATS-R)*
								*subtest9: CONFLICTING PROSODY—ATTEND TO PROSODY*
								*Mouse or Touch Input*
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Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC
Date: 09-29-2020
last updated:  10-20-2020 by K. Borchert (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC

Script Copyright © 10-20-2020 Millisecond Software

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BACKGROUND INFO 	
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This script implements subtest9 'CONFLICTING PROSODY—ATTEND TO PROSODY' of 
the Comprehensive Affective Testing System - Reduced (CATS-R).

The CATS and CATS-R were created by:
Sarah G. Schaffer, PhD
Karen B. Froming, PhD
Amanda L. Gregory, PhD
C. Michael Levy, PhD
Paul Ekman, PhD


Reference for Means and Standard Deviations used to calculate z-scores:

Emotion Processing: The Comprehensive Affective Testing System. User Manual.
Published 2006 by Psychology Software Inc


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TASK DESCRIPTION	
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subtest9: CONFLICTING PROSODY—ATTEND TO PROSODY

Participants listen to 12 sentences spoken in either a happy, sad or neutral voice
and have to identify the emotion ignoring the content of the sentence (which might conflict with the emotion)
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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: 'catsr_subtest9_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

subtest:							"subtest9"									

//if the subtest is run via a batch script that collects gender/age/taskOrder information:									
age:								the age of the participant 								
gender:								Female; Male; Other
taskOrder:							the selected task order		

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. 
										
/trialCount:						trial counter																				
/subtest9_testitem:					the index of the selected image 
/testitem:							the presented audio file

/correctResponse:					the dedicated correct response: 
									1 = happy
									2 = sad
									4 = neutral
									
/selectedResponse:					happy, sad, neutral

correct:							accuracy of response: 1 = correct response; 0 = otherwise					 
/RT:								cumulative response latency: measured from onset of image until 'nextButton' is pressed


(2) Summary data file: 'catsr_subtest9_summary*.iqdat' (a separate file for each participant)*

inquisit.build:						the Inquisit build/version run
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)
									
subtest:							"subtest9"									

//if the subtest is run via a batch script that collects gender/age/taskOrder information:									
age:								the age of the participant 								
gender:								Female; Male; Other
taskOrder:							the selected task order								
																	
									
T9_rawscore:					the number of correct responses in subtest9	
T9_rawscore_corrected:			the number of correct responses in subtest9, corrected
								(Note: in this subtest rawscores do not get corrected for gender)
								
T9_zscore:						the z-score for the corrected T9_rawscore	
								(z-scores get calculated based on Age Means:
								age < 40 = age group 20-39
								41 < age < 60 = age group 40-59
								60 > age = age group 60-79
								(if no age is provided the population mean and standard deviation is used)
									
T9_propCorrect:					proportion correct responses in subtest9
T9_RT:							mean response time (in ms) in subtest9; measured from onset of image until 'nextButton' is pressed									
T9_corrRT:						mean response time (in ms) of CORRECT responses in subtest9; measured from onset of image until 'nextButton' is pressed							

+ results from individual questions							
* separate data files: to change to one data file for all participants (on Inquisit Lab only), go to section
"DATA" and follow further instructions

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EXPERIMENTAL SET-UP 
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1 Testblock of 12 trials
- 5 happy sounding sentences
- 5 sad sounding sentences
- 2 neutral sounding sentences
The order of the statements is predetermined.

Participants can select from 3 emotion buttons. Responses can be changed until 'next' is pressed.
If button 'repeat' is pressed, the statements get repeated.

Note: By setting parameters.showAdvanceButton to true, a '?'-button appears in the upper right corner.
If pressed, the next scheduled test item is skipped.

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STIMULI
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can be edited under section Editable Stimuli

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INSTRUCTIONS 
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provided by Millisecond Software - 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: