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									Color-Blind Racial Attitudes Scale (CoBRAS)
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Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC
Date: 05-02-2018
last updated:  11-08-2019 by K. Borchert (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC

Script Copyright © 11-08-2019 Millisecond Software

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BACKGROUND INFO 	
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This script implements a computerized version of the Color-Blind Racial Attitudes Scale (CoBRAS) by:

Neville et al (2000). Construction and Initial Validation of the Color-Blind Racial
Attitudes Scale (CoBRAS). Journal of Counseling Psychology, Vol. 47. No. 1,59-70.

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OVERVIEW
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20 6-point Likert scale questions, self-report

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DURATION 
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the default set-up of the script takes appr. 3 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: 'cobras.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; 1-6; R-items are automatically reversed scored
								1 = strongly disagree
								6 = strongly agree
								
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: 'cobras_summary.iqdat' (Inquisit Lab: one data file per participant)

computer.platform:				the platform the script was run on (win/mac/ios/android)
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)

scored on a scale from 1-6 with higher scores implying greater endorsement of color-blind racial attitudes
(Reversed items are automatically reversed scored)
RacialPrivilege:				Range: 7-42 (1, 2, 6, 8, 12, 15, 20)
InstitutionalDiscrimination:	Range: 7-42 (3, 4, 9, 13, 14, 16, 18)
BlatantRacialIssues:			Range: 6-36 (5, 7, 10, 11, 17, 19)
COBRAS_totalscore:			sum of all subscale scores: Range: 20 - 120

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QUESTIONNAIRE SET-UP
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20 6-point Likert scale questions, self-report

Anchors: "Strongly disagree", "Moderately disagree", "Slightly disagree", "Slightly agree", "Moderately agree", "Strongly agree"
Higher scores  => greater endorsement of color-blind racial attitudes.

3 subscales of color-blind racial attitudes
RacialPrivilege:				the unawareness of afforded white privilege
InstitutionalDiscrimination:	t	he unawareness of racial discrimination practiced in institutions
BlatantRacialIssues:			the unawareness towards the pervasiveness of racial discrimination

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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 instructions that appear at the top of each surveypage