User Manual for Inquisit's Santa Barbara Sense of Direction Scale


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							Santa Barbara Sense of Direction Scale (SBSOD)
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Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC
Date: 05-12-2017
last updated:  02-24-2022 by K. Borchert (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC

Script Copyright © 02-24-2022 Millisecond Software

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BACKGROUND INFO 	
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This script implements a computerized version of the 'Santa Barbara Sense of Direction Scale'
as described in:

Hegarty, M. Richardson, A. E., Montello, D. R., Lovelace, K & Subbiah, I. (2002). 
Development of a Self-Report Measure of Environmental Spatial Ability. Intelligence, 30, 425-447.

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OVERVIEW
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15 7-point Likert Scale questions on sense of direction (self-report)

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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: 'senseofdirectionsurvey.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)
								Scale: 1 (strongly agree)-7 (strongly disagree)
								R = automatically reversed scored questions
									
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: 'senseofdirectionsurvey_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)

SODtotal:						sum of all 15 scores (reversed scoring automatically applied)


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QUESTIONNAIRE SET-UP & SCORING
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15 questions: 7 point Likert Scales
2, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15: strongly agree = 1 - strongly disagree = 7
1R, 3R, 4R, 5R, 7R, 9R, 14R: strongly agree = 7 - strongly disagree = 1
=> higher rating indicates a better self-report SOD

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INSTRUCTIONS 
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minimally altered (=>to reflect the computerized input modality) original instructions;
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:

/pageinstructions:			the instructions that appear at the top of each surveypage
/pageinstructions2:		the instructions that appear at the top of each surveypage