___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ *Continuous Measure of Including Others in the Self (continuous IOS)* ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org) for Millisecond Software, LLC Date: 03-15-2021 last updated: 02-21-2022 by K. Borchert (email@example.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC Script Copyright © 02-21-2022 Millisecond Software ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ BACKGROUND INFO ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ This script implements a template for the Continuous Measure of Including Others in the Self (continuous IOS) The implemented procedure is based on the published JAVA applet version: http://ww3.haverford.edu/psychology/ble/continuous_ios/index.html (Note: as of 2021, the available browsers do not support the JAVA applets anymore) Reference Le, B., Moss, W. B., & Mashek, D. (2007). Assessing Relationship Closeness Online: Moving From an Interval-Scaled to Continuous Measure of Including Others in the Self. Social Science Computer Review, 25(3), 405–409. https://doi.org/10.1177/0894439307297693 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TASK DESCRIPTION ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Participants see two colored circles, side by side (but not overlapping). One circle represents 'self', the other circle represents 'other' (by default: partner). In this template script, participants are asked to 1. move the 'self' circle to describe their current romantic relationship. 2. move the 'self' circle to describe their ideal romantic relationship. The script ends with two more survey questions regarding their relationship. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ DURATION ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ the default set-up of the script takes appr. 3 minutes to complete ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ DATA FILE INFORMATION ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The default data stored in the data files are: (1) Raw data file: 'continuous_ios_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. circleDistance_inunit: Distance is a number between "-100" units to "100" units. The diameter of the circle is 100 units. -100 = complete overlap 0 = circles are side by side +100 = circles are the furthest apart as possible overlap_percent: Overlap is a percentage ranging from "0%" (no overlap) to "100%" (total overlap). calculated by overlap_percent using the formula provided by: http://ww3.haverford.edu/psychology/ble/continuous_ios/code.html RT: the cumulative response times that participants spent on the circle module(s) //built-in variables: response: the participant's response (scancode of response buttons) latency: the response latency (in ms) circleCenterDistance_inpercent, circleDistance_inunit, overlap_percent (2) Summary data file: 'continuous_ios_summary*.iqdat' (a separate file for each participant)* inquisit.version: the Inquisit build/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) radiobuttons.q1_commitment.response: the relationship commitment response to q1 radiobuttons.q2_duration.response: the relationship duration response to q2 radiobuttons.gender.response: gender response textbox.age.response: age response distance_Module_1: Module_1 (here: current): Distance is a number between "-100" units to "100" units. The diameter of the circle is 100 units. overlap_Module_1: Module_1 (here: current): Overlap is a percentage ranging from "0%" (no overlap) to "100%" (total overlap). distance_Module_2: Module_2 (here: ideal): Distance is a number between "-100" units to "100" units. The diameter of the circle is 100 units. overlap_Module_2: Module_2 (here: current): Overlap is a percentage ranging from "0%" (no overlap) to "100%" (total overlap). * separate data files: to change to one data file for all participants (on Inquisit Lab only), go to section "DATA" and follow further instructions (3) Raw Survey data file: 'cIOS_survey.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) 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) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ EXPERIMENTAL SET-UP ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ This script is meant as a template which runs 2 continuous_ios modules. The default script runs the following procedure (see expt-elemt) 1. general introduction 2. Module_1: assess current relationship 3. Module_2: assess ideal relationship 4. survey: additional questions about the relationship (I) EDIT GENERAL INTRODUCTION You can edit the general introduction under section "GENERAL INTRO MODULE" (II) EDIT/ADD CIRCLE MODULES (also to other scripts): You can edit the 'Modules' under section 'Circle Modules' (for example, you can change the color and size of the circles as well as the labels). To delete a module from the procedure, go to the expt-element under section 'EXAMPLE PROCEDURE' and adjust the procedure. You can add modules by 1) copy/paste Module_1 and changing '_1' to '_3' (for example). 2) add the additional variables to the summary data file under section 'DATA' 3) adding the new module (e.g. block.IOS_Module_3) to the expt-element under section 'EXAMPLE PROCEDURE' 4) you can add circle modules to other scripts, by copy/pasting all the code under section "CIRCLE MODULES" and adding the respective summary values to the data elements (check data elements in this script for relevant data) (III) EDIT SURVEY: You can add/remove survey questions under section 'SURVEY MODULES'. To remove the survey from the procedure, go to the expt-element under section 'EXAMPLE PROCEDURE' and adjust the procedure accordingly. You may also want to adjust the summarydata-element under section 'DATA' ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ STIMULI ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ provided by Millisecond Software ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ INSTRUCTIONS ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ provided by Millisecond Software - can be edited under section 'General Intro Module'