(See this thread for some discussion)
I would like two propose two items. The first is to make the function of the buttonvalues syntax of the <likert> stimuli more clear in the help file. The second would be nice to achieve greater functionality:
1. Re-word the helpfile for buttonvalues in the Likert stimuli:
"value Specifies the value (in quotes) to record in the data file if the subject selects the corresponding point"
"value Specifies the value (in quotes) to display to the subject and record in the data file if the subject selects the corresponding point"
As it reads I was under the impression that I could put in a value that would be recorded in the data, but the button pressed for "point" would remain the same. I would prefer if it functioned as I thought it should, but because it does not I would suggest #2 below:
2. Create a new syntax that allows you to specify what value is recorded in the data, but does NOT change the value displayed to the subject.
I want to avoid having users select options with a mouse.
For this code, I MUST use a mouse due to the 999 value of point 6.
/ anchors = [1="strongly disgree"; 2="disagree"; 3="neither agree nor disagree"; 4="agree"; 5="strongly agree"; 6="prefer not to answer"]
/ buttonvalues = [1="1", 2="2", 3="3", 4="4", 5="5", 6="999"]
/ stimulusframes = [1 = HHBCpage]
/ position= (50, 50)