User Manual for Inquisit's Social Desirability Scale


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								*Social Desirability Scale (SDS)*
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Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC
Date: 05-04-2018
last updated:  02-28-2022 by K. Borchert (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC

Script Copyright © 02-28-2022 Millisecond Software

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BACKGROUND INFO 	
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This script implements a computerized version of the Social Desirability Scale (SDS) by:

Crowne, D.P. & Marlowe, D.A. (1960). A new scale of social desirability
independent of pathology, Journal of Consulting Psychology, 24, 351.

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OVERVIEW
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33 true-false questions, self report
The social-desirable behavior is scored with 1 point:
true = 1, false = 0 (reversed scored questions with R: true = 0; false = 1)

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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: 'sds.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 bui

q*_response:					response given (in assigned values: 0 (false)-1 (true)) 
								Note: questions marked with '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: 'sds_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)
								
SDS_score:						the total score (Range: 0 - 33)
								the higher the score, the more social-desirable behavior was reported
																
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INSTRUCTIONS 
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see section Editable Parameters
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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