Calcuate total sum of Likert numerical responses


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AnthonyFCollinsSussex
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Hello! I am back very briefly for one inquiry. I am looking the best piece of code that will calculate the total/sum of numerical Likert responses (a simple headcount, not mean). I have devised the Penn State Worry questionnaire. Each (16) questions require a single Likert response (1-5). Finding out the total in the data output will be a massive help. I paste below the script! Thank you in advance
Anthony

**************************
STIMULI
**************************
<item Title>
/1 = "Questionnaire"
</item>

<item instructionsitem>
/ 1 = "Please rate each of the following statements on a scale of 1 (not at all typical of me) to 5 (very typical of me). Use either the mouse (or number keys + ENTER). Please consider carefully if you are happy with your response before moving on to the next item, as once you have provided a response, you cannot go back and amend your previous answer."
</item>

<item enter>
/1 = "Press SPACEBAR to continue"
</item>

<item questions>
/1 = "If I do not have enough time to do everything, I do not worry about it."
/2 = "My worries overwhelm me."
/3 = "I do not tend to worry about things."
/4 = "Many situations make me worry."
/5 = "I know I should not worry about things, but I just cannot help it."
/6 = "When I am under pressure I worry a lot."
/7 = "I am always worrying about something."
/8 = "I find it easy to dismiss worrisome thoughts."
/9 = "As soon as I finish one task, I start to worry about everything else I have to do."
/10 = "I never worry about anything."
/11 = "When there is nothing more I can do about a concern, I do not worry about it any more."
/12 = "I have been a worrier all my life."
/13 = "I notice that I have been worrying about things."
/14 = "Once I start worrying, I cannot stop."
/15 = "I worry all the time."
/16 = "I worry about projects until they are all done."
</item>

<text PSWQBCK>
/ items = Title
/ position = (50%, 5%)
/ fontstyle = ("Arial", 2.8%, true, false, true, false)
/halign = center
/ valign = top
/size = (1500, 70)
</text>

<text instructionswritten>
/ items = instructionsitem
/ size = (90%, 60%)
/ position = (50%, 70%)
/ fontstyle = ("Arial", 2.8%)
</text>

<text enter>
/ items = enter
/ position = (50%, 95%)
/ valign = bottom
/ fontstyle = ("Arial", 2.8%)
/ txbgcolor = (white)
/ txcolor = red
</text>

<text questions>
/size = (500, 70)
/items = questions
/position = (50, 50)
/halign = center
/select = sequence
/ fontstyle = ("Arial", 2.8%)
</text>

<likert PSWQRATE>
/ anchors = [1="Not at all typical of me"; 5="Very typical of me"]
/ stimulusframes = [1 = questions]
/ inputdevice = mouse
/ numpoints=5
/ position= (50, 80)
</likert>

**************************
TRIALS
**************************
<trial instructions>
/ stimulustimes = [1=instructionswritten, enter]
/ correctresponse = (57)
/ errormessage = false
/ recorddata = false
</trial>
**************************
BLOCKS
**************************
<block welcome>
/ bgstim = (PSWQBCK)
/ trials = [1=instructions]
/ recorddata = false
</block>

<block likertPSWQ>
/ trials = [1-16 = PSWQRATE]
</block>
**************************
EXPERIMENT
**************************
<expt>
/ blocks = [1=welcome; 2=likertPSWQ]
</expt>

<data>
/columns =[subject, trialnum, response]
/format=tab
/ separatefiles = true
</data>

<defaults>
/ screencolor = white
/ txcolor = black
/ txbgcolor = white
/ fontstyle = ("Arial", 2.8%)
</defaults>

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AnthonyFCollinsSussex - 5/11/2021
Hello! I am back very briefly for one inquiry. I am looking the best piece of code that will calculate the total/sum of numerical Likert responses (a simple headcount, not mean). I have devised the Penn State Worry questionnaire. Each (16) questions require a single Likert response (1-5). Finding out the total in the data output will be a massive help. I paste below the script! Thank you in advance
Anthony

**************************
STIMULI
**************************
<item Title>
/1 = "Questionnaire"
</item>

<item instructionsitem>
/ 1 = "Please rate each of the following statements on a scale of 1 (not at all typical of me) to 5 (very typical of me). Use either the mouse (or number keys + ENTER). Please consider carefully if you are happy with your response before moving on to the next item, as once you have provided a response, you cannot go back and amend your previous answer."
</item>

<item enter>
/1 = "Press SPACEBAR to continue"
</item>

<item questions>
/1 = "If I do not have enough time to do everything, I do not worry about it."
/2 = "My worries overwhelm me."
/3 = "I do not tend to worry about things."
/4 = "Many situations make me worry."
/5 = "I know I should not worry about things, but I just cannot help it."
/6 = "When I am under pressure I worry a lot."
/7 = "I am always worrying about something."
/8 = "I find it easy to dismiss worrisome thoughts."
/9 = "As soon as I finish one task, I start to worry about everything else I have to do."
/10 = "I never worry about anything."
/11 = "When there is nothing more I can do about a concern, I do not worry about it any more."
/12 = "I have been a worrier all my life."
/13 = "I notice that I have been worrying about things."
/14 = "Once I start worrying, I cannot stop."
/15 = "I worry all the time."
/16 = "I worry about projects until they are all done."
</item>

<text PSWQBCK>
/ items = Title
/ position = (50%, 5%)
/ fontstyle = ("Arial", 2.8%, true, false, true, false)
/halign = center
/ valign = top
/size = (1500, 70)
</text>

<text instructionswritten>
/ items = instructionsitem
/ size = (90%, 60%)
/ position = (50%, 70%)
/ fontstyle = ("Arial", 2.8%)
</text>

<text enter>
/ items = enter
/ position = (50%, 95%)
/ valign = bottom
/ fontstyle = ("Arial", 2.8%)
/ txbgcolor = (white)
/ txcolor = red
</text>

<text questions>
/size = (500, 70)
/items = questions
/position = (50, 50)
/halign = center
/select = sequence
/ fontstyle = ("Arial", 2.8%)
</text>

<likert PSWQRATE>
/ anchors = [1="Not at all typical of me"; 5="Very typical of me"]
/ stimulusframes = [1 = questions]
/ inputdevice = mouse
/ numpoints=5
/ position= (50, 80)
</likert>

**************************
TRIALS
**************************
<trial instructions>
/ stimulustimes = [1=instructionswritten, enter]
/ correctresponse = (57)
/ errormessage = false
/ recorddata = false
</trial>
**************************
BLOCKS
**************************
<block welcome>
/ bgstim = (PSWQBCK)
/ trials = [1=instructions]
/ recorddata = false
</block>

<block likertPSWQ>
/ trials = [1-16 = PSWQRATE]
</block>
**************************
EXPERIMENT
**************************
<expt>
/ blocks = [1=welcome; 2=likertPSWQ]
</expt>

<data>
/columns =[subject, trialnum, response]
/format=tab
/ separatefiles = true
</data>

<defaults>
/ screencolor = white
/ txcolor = black
/ txbgcolor = white
/ fontstyle = ("Arial", 2.8%)
</defaults>

<values>
/ sum = 0
</values>

<likert PSWQRATE>
/ ontrialend = [values.sum += likert.PSWQRATE.response]
/ anchors = [1="Not at all typical of me"; 5="Very typical of me"]
/ stimulusframes = [1 = questions]
/ inputdevice = mouse
/ numpoints=5
/ position= (50, 80)
</likert>

and log values.sum to the data file.

AnthonyFCollinsSussex
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Dave - 5/11/2021
AnthonyFCollinsSussex - 5/11/2021
Hello! I am back very briefly for one inquiry. I am looking the best piece of code that will calculate the total/sum of numerical Likert responses (a simple headcount, not mean). I have devised the Penn State Worry questionnaire. Each (16) questions require a single Likert response (1-5). Finding out the total in the data output will be a massive help. I paste below the script! Thank you in advance
Anthony

**************************
STIMULI
**************************
<item Title>
/1 = "Questionnaire"
</item>

<item instructionsitem>
/ 1 = "Please rate each of the following statements on a scale of 1 (not at all typical of me) to 5 (very typical of me). Use either the mouse (or number keys + ENTER). Please consider carefully if you are happy with your response before moving on to the next item, as once you have provided a response, you cannot go back and amend your previous answer."
</item>

<item enter>
/1 = "Press SPACEBAR to continue"
</item>

<item questions>
/1 = "If I do not have enough time to do everything, I do not worry about it."
/2 = "My worries overwhelm me."
/3 = "I do not tend to worry about things."
/4 = "Many situations make me worry."
/5 = "I know I should not worry about things, but I just cannot help it."
/6 = "When I am under pressure I worry a lot."
/7 = "I am always worrying about something."
/8 = "I find it easy to dismiss worrisome thoughts."
/9 = "As soon as I finish one task, I start to worry about everything else I have to do."
/10 = "I never worry about anything."
/11 = "When there is nothing more I can do about a concern, I do not worry about it any more."
/12 = "I have been a worrier all my life."
/13 = "I notice that I have been worrying about things."
/14 = "Once I start worrying, I cannot stop."
/15 = "I worry all the time."
/16 = "I worry about projects until they are all done."
</item>

<text PSWQBCK>
/ items = Title
/ position = (50%, 5%)
/ fontstyle = ("Arial", 2.8%, true, false, true, false)
/halign = center
/ valign = top
/size = (1500, 70)
</text>

<text instructionswritten>
/ items = instructionsitem
/ size = (90%, 60%)
/ position = (50%, 70%)
/ fontstyle = ("Arial", 2.8%)
</text>

<text enter>
/ items = enter
/ position = (50%, 95%)
/ valign = bottom
/ fontstyle = ("Arial", 2.8%)
/ txbgcolor = (white)
/ txcolor = red
</text>

<text questions>
/size = (500, 70)
/items = questions
/position = (50, 50)
/halign = center
/select = sequence
/ fontstyle = ("Arial", 2.8%)
</text>

<likert PSWQRATE>
/ anchors = [1="Not at all typical of me"; 5="Very typical of me"]
/ stimulusframes = [1 = questions]
/ inputdevice = mouse
/ numpoints=5
/ position= (50, 80)
</likert>

**************************
TRIALS
**************************
<trial instructions>
/ stimulustimes = [1=instructionswritten, enter]
/ correctresponse = (57)
/ errormessage = false
/ recorddata = false
</trial>
**************************
BLOCKS
**************************
<block welcome>
/ bgstim = (PSWQBCK)
/ trials = [1=instructions]
/ recorddata = false
</block>

<block likertPSWQ>
/ trials = [1-16 = PSWQRATE]
</block>
**************************
EXPERIMENT
**************************
<expt>
/ blocks = [1=welcome; 2=likertPSWQ]
</expt>

<data>
/columns =[subject, trialnum, response]
/format=tab
/ separatefiles = true
</data>

<defaults>
/ screencolor = white
/ txcolor = black
/ txbgcolor = white
/ fontstyle = ("Arial", 2.8%)
</defaults>

<values>
/ sum = 0
</values>

<likert PSWQRATE>
/ ontrialend = [values.sum += likert.PSWQRATE.response]
/ anchors = [1="Not at all typical of me"; 5="Very typical of me"]
/ stimulusframes = [1 = questions]
/ inputdevice = mouse
/ numpoints=5
/ position= (50, 80)
</likert>

and log values.sum to the data file.

Thank you kindly Dave, I will implement this and ensure I log the values.sum to the data file. Really very much appreciated!
Yours Sincerely
Anthony
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