Self Assessment Manikin (SAM) within simple survey


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Hi,
I'm a novice in inquisit and I would like to program the following basic experiment:
1. ask demographic questions, 2. present visual analogue scale & self assessment manikins, 4. show video, 5. present visual analogue scale & self assessment manikins again
I've managed to implement the basic set up of this experiment with a survey, but without the SAMs. There is a script for using SAMs in an experiment, but I don't really understand what happens in that script. I would be very thankful if anyone could explain to me how to implement SAMs in a survey.
This is my code so far:


**************************************************************************************************************
    stimuli
**************************************************************************************************************

<video sadmovie>
/ items = ("Trauer_Film1.mp4")
/ playthrough = true
/ position = (50%, 50%)
</video>


**************************************************************************************************************
    questions
**************************************************************************************************************

<dropdown sex>
/ caption = "Geschlecht"
/ options = ("männlich", "weiblich", "andere")
</dropdown>

<textbox age>
/ caption = "Alter"
/ mask = positiveinteger
/ range = (17, 110)
</textbox>

<radiobuttons studiengang>
/ caption = "Studiengang"
/ options = (
  "Psychologie",
  "Pädagogik")
/ other = "Andere:"
</radiobuttons>

<slider VASAnspannung>
/ caption = "Ich fühle mich angespannt."
/ labels = ("Gar nicht", "Absolut")
/ range = (0,100)
/ slidersize = (60%, 5%)
/ showticks = false
/ showtooltips = false
</slider>

<slider VASEnergie>
/ caption = "Ich fühle mich energisch und aktiv."
/ labels = ("Gar nicht", "Absolut")
/ range = (0,100)
/ slidersize = (60%, 5%)
/ showticks = false
/ showtooltips = false
</slider>

<slider VASTrauer>
/ caption = "Ich fühle mich traurig."
/ labels = ("Gar nicht", "Absolut")
/ range = (0,100)
/ slidersize = (60%, 5%)
/ showticks = false
/ showtooltips = false
</slider>


**************************************************************************************************************
    Surveypages
**************************************************************************************************************

<surveypage demogr>
/ caption = "Bitte beantworten Sie die folgenden Fragen."
/ questions = [1 = age; 2 = sex; 3 = studiengang]
</surveypage>

<surveypage VAS1>
/ caption = "Geben Sie an, wie Sie sich fühlen."
/ questions = [1 = VASAnspannung; 2 = VASEnergie; 3 = VASTrauer]
</surveypage>

<surveypage video>
/ caption = "Bitte sehen Sie sich das folgende Video an."
/ stimulusframes = [1 = sadmovie]
</surveypage>

<surveypage VAS2>
/ caption = "Geben Sie an, wie Sie sich fühlen."
/ questions = [1 = VASAnspannung; 2 = VASEnergie; 3 = VASTrauer]
</surveypage>


**************************************************************************************************************
    Survey
**************************************************************************************************************

<survey trauervideo>
/ pages = [1=demogr; 2=VAS1; 3 = video; 4 = VAS2]
/ responsefontstyle = ("Verdana", -12, false, false, false, false, 5, 0)
/ itemfontstyle = ("Verdana", -13, false, false, false, false, 5, 0)
/ itemspacing = 2%
/ showpagenumbers = false
</survey>
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RobinW - 6/16/2020
Hi,
I'm a novice in inquisit and I would like to program the following basic experiment:
1. ask demographic questions, 2. present visual analogue scale & self assessment manikins, 4. show video, 5. present visual analogue scale & self assessment manikins again
I've managed to implement the basic set up of this experiment with a survey, but without the SAMs. There is a script for using SAMs in an experiment, but I don't really understand what happens in that script. I would be very thankful if anyone could explain to me how to implement SAMs in a survey.
This is my code so far:


**************************************************************************************************************
    stimuli
**************************************************************************************************************

<video sadmovie>
/ items = ("Trauer_Film1.mp4")
/ playthrough = true
/ position = (50%, 50%)
</video>


**************************************************************************************************************
    questions
**************************************************************************************************************

<dropdown sex>
/ caption = "Geschlecht"
/ options = ("männlich", "weiblich", "andere")
</dropdown>

<textbox age>
/ caption = "Alter"
/ mask = positiveinteger
/ range = (17, 110)
</textbox>

<radiobuttons studiengang>
/ caption = "Studiengang"
/ options = (
  "Psychologie",
  "Pädagogik")
/ other = "Andere:"
</radiobuttons>

<slider VASAnspannung>
/ caption = "Ich fühle mich angespannt."
/ labels = ("Gar nicht", "Absolut")
/ range = (0,100)
/ slidersize = (60%, 5%)
/ showticks = false
/ showtooltips = false
</slider>

<slider VASEnergie>
/ caption = "Ich fühle mich energisch und aktiv."
/ labels = ("Gar nicht", "Absolut")
/ range = (0,100)
/ slidersize = (60%, 5%)
/ showticks = false
/ showtooltips = false
</slider>

<slider VASTrauer>
/ caption = "Ich fühle mich traurig."
/ labels = ("Gar nicht", "Absolut")
/ range = (0,100)
/ slidersize = (60%, 5%)
/ showticks = false
/ showtooltips = false
</slider>


**************************************************************************************************************
    Surveypages
**************************************************************************************************************

<surveypage demogr>
/ caption = "Bitte beantworten Sie die folgenden Fragen."
/ questions = [1 = age; 2 = sex; 3 = studiengang]
</surveypage>

<surveypage VAS1>
/ caption = "Geben Sie an, wie Sie sich fühlen."
/ questions = [1 = VASAnspannung; 2 = VASEnergie; 3 = VASTrauer]
</surveypage>

<surveypage video>
/ caption = "Bitte sehen Sie sich das folgende Video an."
/ stimulusframes = [1 = sadmovie]
</surveypage>

<surveypage VAS2>
/ caption = "Geben Sie an, wie Sie sich fühlen."
/ questions = [1 = VASAnspannung; 2 = VASEnergie; 3 = VASTrauer]
</surveypage>


**************************************************************************************************************
    Survey
**************************************************************************************************************

<survey trauervideo>
/ pages = [1=demogr; 2=VAS1; 3 = video; 4 = VAS2]
/ responsefontstyle = ("Verdana", -12, false, false, false, false, 5, 0)
/ itemfontstyle = ("Verdana", -13, false, false, false, false, 5, 0)
/ itemspacing = 2%
/ showpagenumbers = false
</survey>

You can't run SAM <trial>s in a <survey> element, you need to run them via a <block>. Note that you can run <surveypage>s via a <block>, too, since <surveypage>s are special <trial> elements. (Similarly, <survey> elements are a special kind of <block> elements.)

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Thank you for your quick response! I managed to change my survey to an experiment. I also managed to change the SAM-script so that my video is shown, but not in the way I want to and I still don't really understand how the script works. I guess it is too complicated and also more complex than what I actually need - just a page with the SAM-rating and no target stimulus. I thought of choosing a different approach - instead of participants clicking on pictures I'd like to present the SAM-pictures and below a 5-point scale. Ideally points of the scale would be oriented below each SAM-picture. I managed to place the SAM-image and the likert scale on one page but I am having difficulties with positioning of both elements on the page.
Is it possible to center align images?
Is it possible to only present radiobuttons without answer options? In my example I used 1-5 as answer options, but ideally I would like to only present the buttons
Is it possible to horizontally 'stretch' radiobuttons? I thought using a slider with range 1-5 would be an option otherwise.


<image SAMstimmungpic>
/ items = ("valencescale.png")
/ position = (20%, 30%)
/ imagesize = (50%, 50%)
</image>


<radiobuttons SAMstimmung>
/ options = ("1", "2", "3", "4", "5")
/ orientation = horizontal
/ position = (50%, 80%)
</radiobuttons>

<surveypage SAMstimm>
/ caption = "Bitte geben Sie auf den untenstehenden Skalen an, wie Sie sich momentan fühlen:"
/ questions = [1 = SAMstimmungpic; 2 = SAMstimmung]
</surveypage>

<survey trauervideo>
/ pages = [1=SAMstimm]
/ responsefontstyle = ("Verdana", -12, false, false, false, false, 5, 0)
/ itemfontstyle = ("Verdana", -13, false, false, false, false, 5, 0)
/ itemspacing = 2%
/ showpagenumbers = false
</survey>

<expt>
/ blocks = [1=trauervideo]
</expt>

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RobinW - 6/17/2020
Thank you for your quick response! I managed to change my survey to an experiment. I also managed to change the SAM-script so that my video is shown, but not in the way I want to and I still don't really understand how the script works. I guess it is too complicated and also more complex than what I actually need - just a page with the SAM-rating and no target stimulus. I thought of choosing a different approach - instead of participants clicking on pictures I'd like to present the SAM-pictures and below a 5-point scale. Ideally points of the scale would be oriented below each SAM-picture. I managed to place the SAM-image and the likert scale on one page but I am having difficulties with positioning of both elements on the page.
Is it possible to center align images?
Is it possible to only present radiobuttons without answer options? In my example I used 1-5 as answer options, but ideally I would like to only present the buttons
Is it possible to horizontally 'stretch' radiobuttons? I thought using a slider with range 1-5 would be an option otherwise.


<image SAMstimmungpic>
/ items = ("valencescale.png")
/ position = (20%, 30%)
/ imagesize = (50%, 50%)
</image>


<radiobuttons SAMstimmung>
/ options = ("1", "2", "3", "4", "5")
/ orientation = horizontal
/ position = (50%, 80%)
</radiobuttons>

<surveypage SAMstimm>
/ caption = "Bitte geben Sie auf den untenstehenden Skalen an, wie Sie sich momentan fühlen:"
/ questions = [1 = SAMstimmungpic; 2 = SAMstimmung]
</surveypage>

<survey trauervideo>
/ pages = [1=SAMstimm]
/ responsefontstyle = ("Verdana", -12, false, false, false, false, 5, 0)
/ itemfontstyle = ("Verdana", -13, false, false, false, false, 5, 0)
/ itemspacing = 2%
/ showpagenumbers = false
</survey>

<expt>
/ blocks = [1=trauervideo]
</expt>

> Is it possible to center align images?

Elements on surveypages are always left-aligned.

> Is it possible to only present radiobuttons without answer options? In my example I used 1-5 as answer options, but ideally I would like to only present the buttons

Yes. Define the /options as
/ options = ("", "", "", "", "")
or similar and
/optionvalues as
/ optionvalues = ("1", "2", "3", "4", "5")

> Is it possible to horizontally 'stretch' radiobuttons?

You'll want to set

/ orientation = horizontalequal

and adjust the /options as needed with spaces or tabs

/ options = ("     ", "     ", "     ", "     ", "     ")

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