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How to create a choice-based task?

Hello,

I am designing a memory experiment where I am presenting participants with real life tasks and testing their retention by following the task presentation sequence with a testing sequence where participants' retention is tested based on them making a series of decisions based on options that are provided to them. For example:

Task sentence: "You have been asked by your mother to buy an apple"

After being shown other task sentences, the participant is presented with a menu:

A. HOME
B. GROCERY STORE
C. WORKPLACE

If they remember their task, they would type "b" as their response, and that would result in presentation of another menu:

A. FRUIT AISLE
B. CEREAL AISLE
C. TOILETRIES AISLE

If the participant remembers right, they would type "a", and then be shown task sentences at fruit aisle from which they choose their relevant task sentence by typing in the correct option.

However, I am able to run this in a sequence (after mentioning what should be presented under what conditions) only once. I wish to design the experiment so that the participant to be able to go back to the main menu again to choose other tasks (they will be presented 30). How do I create a free flow choice based task? I am uploading the relevant screep clippings to give anyone who wishes to help me with my dilemma a clearer picture of what is going on.

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  • eduardeduard Posts: 1,043

    Hi,

    Are the options always the same? So what happens if the participant does not remember correctly? For example, will then three workplace options presented, or is the trial aborted?

    It sounds a little complicated but I think what I would do, is to create all the question in sketchpads or forms (whatever you prefer) and then use python code from within an inline_script to decide which of them is to be presented. That way it probably won't get as messy. I 'm a little busy right now, but if you give me a little more detail, I can make a small example script of your problem, and you can then try to extend.

    Eduard

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