Spacing and Formatting of Radiobutton questions


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gina.psych
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I am using Inquisit to administer some basic belief surveys and emotion questionnaires mainly because I am also administering an IAT and I want all of my measures to be in one file. I do not have access to Media Lab. The problem I am facing is that Inquisit does not seem set up to deal with these types of questions. I want participants to be able to see a list of 22 adjectives on a single page and be able to say to what extent they agree what that adjective. When I have tried doing this with sliders or radiobuttons, it places the answer choices below the item caption which doubles the amount of space taken up by a single item, making it near impossible to put more than 10 items on a page. Is there a way to format either the sliders or radiobuttons so that the answer choices appear next to the item caption? I am aware that one way to decrease space would be to include the scale in the instructions and have the answer choices merely be numbers. I have tried that. It causes there to be a huge space in between the instructions and the answers, which elongates the survey.  Here is an example of a script I am currently working with: 


<slider empath1>


/ caption = "Moved"


/ labels = ("Not at all", "To a very low degree", "Somewhat", "To a considerable degree", "Very much")


/ range = (1, 5)


/ slidersize = (60%, 3%)


/ showtooltips = false


</slider>



<slider empath2>


/ caption = "Warm"


/ labels = ("Not at all", "To a very low degree", "Somewhat", "To a considerable degree", "Very much")


/ range = (1, 5)


/ slidersize = (60%, 3%)


/ showtooltips = false


</slider>



<slider empath3>


/ caption = "Softhearted"


/ labels = ("Not at all", "To a very low degree", "Somewhat", "To a considerable degree", "Very much")


/ range = (1, 5)


/ slidersize = (60%, 3%)


/ showtooltips = false


</slider>



<slider empath4>


/ caption = "Tender"


/ labels = ("Not at all", "To a very low degree", "Somewhat", "To a considerable degree", "Very much")


/ range = (1, 5)


/ slidersize = (60%, 3%)


/ showtooltips = false


</slider>



<slider empath5>


/ caption = "Compassionate"


/ labels = ("Not at all", "To a very low degree", "Somewhat", "To a considerable degree", "Very much")


/ range = (1, 5)


/ slidersize = (60%, 3%)


/ showtooltips = false


</slider>



<slider empath6>


/ caption = "Sympathetic"


/ labels = ("Not at all", "To a very low degree", "Somewhat", "To a considerable degree", "Very much")


/ range = (1, 5)


/ slidersize = (60%, 3%)


/ showtooltips = false


</slider>



<slider empath7>


/ caption = "Touched"


/ labels = ("Not at all", "To a very low degree", "Somewhat", "To a considerable degree", "Very much")


/ range = (1, 5)


/ slidersize = (60%, 3%)


/ showtooltips = false


</slider>



<slider empath8>


/ caption = "Concerned"


/ labels = ("Not at all", "To a very low degree", "Somewhat", "To a considerable degree", "Very much")


/ range = (1, 5)


/ slidersize = (60%, 3%)


/ showtooltips = false


</slider>



<surveypage feeltherm1>


/ caption = "To what degree do you feel the following emotions at this time?"


/ fontstyle = ("Verdana", -16, true, false, false, false, 5, 0)


/ questions = [1-8 = noreplace(empath1, empath2, empath3, empath4, empath5, empath6, empath7, empath8)] 


</surveypage>



<survey feeltherm>


/ pages = [1= noreplace(feeltherm1)]


/ responsefontstyle = ("Verdana", -11, false, false, false, false, 5, 0)


/ itemfontstyle = ("Verdana", -12, true, false, false, false, 5, 0)


/ itemspacing = 0.5%


/ showpagenumbers = false


</survey>


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To do this you will have to set up <caption> elements for the various adjectives and then /position them properly relative to the various questions. You can find an example at https://millisecond.com/forums/Topic1847.aspx#1847.


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