I have a test in which children are asked a question and then must choose one of four pictures as an answer. Each of those questions is a trial.
As the questions belong into different categories and I need to be able to control how many questions of each category are asked.
Additionally, some questions require a different layout (answers need to be smaller and the question is supported by an additional picture).
My plan is to create an item of picture paths (<item cat1>, <item cat2>, etc.) as well as a trial for each different category.
(answers for each question are stored in 4 consecutive slots in a category item)
As I wasn't sure how Inquisit handles the stress of a bunch of created but only once used stimuli, I wanted to reuse the stimuli that I used in the other trials by changing their item and repositioning them on the screen. As I write this out, however, the thought of just using multiple stimuli seems to be logically sounder a conclusion. Even using only one item seems now a better idea (even though it would hold more than 300 paths), seeing as I can access the items with some trivial math.
So thanks, I guess, for making me reconsider my plan. As you asked, which (if any) of those 3 possible solutions would you recommend. (I, for my inexperienced part, am not able to see the pitfalls of any)