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					*REGULATORY FOCUS QUESTIONNAIRE (RFQ) - Regulatory Focus Pride Measure*
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Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC
Date: 01-10-2013
last updated:  10-23-2019 by K. Borchert (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC

Script Copyright © 10-23-2019 Millisecond Software

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BACKGROUND INFO 	
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This Inquisit script implements the Regulatory Focus Questionnaire (RFQ) developed by

Higgins, E. T., Friedman, R. S., Harlow, R. E., Idson, L. C., Ayduk, O. N., Taylor, A. (2001). 
Achievement orientations from subjective histories of success: Promotion pride versus prevention pride. 
European Journal of Social Psychology, 31, 3-23. 

Higgins Lab: http://higginsweb.psych.columbia.edu/research/

From the webpage:
"Regulatory focus theory posits two separate and independent self-regulatory orientations, 
both fundamentally related to value motivation (i.e., achieving desired end-states):
Prevention [...], Promotion [...].

Regulatory focus is a state that can differ across individuals (chronic regulatory focus) 
and situations (momentary regulatory focus). The regulatory focus strength measure and 
regulatory focus questionnaire measure chronic regulatory focus. Momentary regulatory focus 
can be primed or induced using the regulatory focus induction."

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OVERVIEW
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The RFQ measures the subjective histories of promotion success (success of obtaining 'gains') and 
prevention success (success of averting 'losses') by assessing the responses to 11 5-point likert questions.
											  											  
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DURATION 
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the default set-up of the script takes appr. 1.5 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: 'rdq.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); reversed scored items (R) are automatically reversed scored
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: 'rdq_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)

Summarydata for each participant: file saves the scores for the Promotion and Prevention subscale
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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.