Forms: Rating Scale: Data Logging with Loop
Dear beautiful people. As of now, I'm not particularly savvy with OS, but I'm trying to learn Here's the situation. I want to implement a couple questionnaires to present during my experiment. One is a mood scale, where participants mark how strongly they feel a certain mood at the moment. It's 24 items, so I thought it might be a good idea to use a Loop instead of hard-coding each item.
Furthermore, I don't want to present all of the items on the same page (I think three items per page might be a good measure). So what I did was coding a questionnaire page with three items on it which refers to question texts and variables in the loop.
set timeout infinite set spacing 10 set rows "1;1;1;1;1" set only_render no set margins "50;50;50;50" set description "A generic form plug-in" set cols "1;1" set _theme gray widget 0 0 2 1 label text="Im Moment fühle ich mich" widget 0 1 1 1 label center=no text="[question_text_1]" widget 1 1 1 1 rating_scale nodes="überhaupt nicht;;;;sehr" var="[var_mdbf_t1_1]" widget 0 2 1 1 label center=no text="[question_text_2]" widget 1 2 1 1 rating_scale nodes="überhaupt nicht;;;;sehr" var="[var_mdbf_t1_2]" widget 0 3 1 1 label center=no text="[question_text_3]" widget 1 3 1 1 rating_scale nodes="überhaupt nicht;;;;sehr" var="[var_mdbf_t1_3]" widget 0 4 2 1 button text=Weiter
Presenting the questions works fine, but the data logging is a complete mess. I think it's to do with my loop table, I think I'm misunderstanding the variable generation. I want every item to have its own column in the output where I have the answer the participant gave (0 to 4). Instead, I get one column each for var_mdbf_t1_1 through 3, and in there the variable names I want to give the individual items, based on the loop. The loop table looks like this:
I'm not sure if I'm making myself clear. The idea is, that in the end, each item has a column in the log file, and in this column a value indicating which choice the participant made.
Thank you so much for reading, this community is amazing. Have wonderful holidays, everyone!