OpenSesame offline use on tablets - questions
we are considering using OpenSesame for a Flanker task and a questionnaire with 10-year-old children (offline, tablets) and still have a few questions, which we hope that you can answer.
First, we would like to run the experiment and questionnaire both offline on tablets. We already possess windows tablets, but considering buying additional android tablets, which we would like to use simultaneously.
From your page, we found that the runtime for android won’t be updated anymore, but we also found the latest version to be from 02/2020? We consider collecting the data between April and June 2021. Do you think using android instead of windows tablets could cause us problems and it would be “safer” to buy windows tablets? Also, neither of us is familiar with Python (we know some R Studio, HTML), do you think creating the experiment on a windows desktop pc and then running it on an android tablet could be more difficult than running it on windows tablets?
Second, I could not figure out, whether it is possible to set up a desktop shortcut for an experiment during offline data collection. Basically, we would like to immediately open the experiment by clicking on the shortcut, only put in the ID-number of the participant, run the experiment and afterwards automatically saved to a prior-assigned folder. Does this work, or would one need to always open the OpenSesame GUI? If it works, can you please tell us where to find instructions/a tutorial for that?
Finally, we plan to administer a roughly 40min-long questionnaire to the children, additionally to the Flanker task. We consider using OpenSesame instead of a survey-platform, because of its free offline usability. The items are mostly scales reaching from e. g. 1-4, but also some demographic info (age, gender, number of siblings, etc.). From what we have found, it is possible to do this in OpenSesame. Still, as OS' s main purpose seems to be building experiments, would there be any reason to not use it for such a long questionnaire? E. g. could the screen freeze because of the questionnaire’s length, is there any disadvantage in how the data is saved when compared to regular questionnaire survey platforms, or are there other things we should consider?
And would it possible to administer e. g. a scale, and then 5-10 sentences, for which the children have to rate a scale, on the same page (as in classical pen&paper-questionnaires), or would this only be possible one question after another on different slides?
Thank you already for your help and especially for making OpenSesame open to public!