Messy Log files
I finished constructing a self-paced reading task in Open Sesame, which should record the reading speeds of individual words in 24 sentences divided over three texts of eight sentences. There is also a personalized code and after each text, a comprehension question that should be recorded.
However, every time I run the experiment, the log files are incredibly messy. In the attached file you can see that reaction times to individual words are presented in the columns and the row represents each of the 24 sentences. The experiment, however, also tries to record a lot of surplus data, which makes it hard to read. Currently, the data of the first eight sentences can be found horizontally, yet spaced out in a difficult way (see attached image, red box is word 1 & 2 in text 1, etc.). The second text of eight sentences starts in a different column and is spaced out similarly. Already before this relevant section, there are hundreds of columns in the log file with information that I do not need. I thought this was caused by the loggers not being linked, but linking them did not change anything.
I think this messiness is due to the logging function, which is currently set to 'logging all variables'. When I set it to response-time, it only looks at my data on the sentence level, not the word level (see other attached image), meaning that I only get 24 data points.
I cannot change the sources for these custom variables, would that help?
I am, thus, not sure where I should put my loggers and with what variables / functionalities (linked, right?) turned on if I only want to log response time for my words, comprehension questions and a question of a generated code?
The loggers also record time in a cumulative way. I only know the reaction time to one stimulus through subtracting the previous one (some data points in the attached files are in a different magnitude of order, you can ignore this, as this is due to Google Sheets). There is of course a way around this in Excel, but can this be prevented in the program already?
Any help is greatly appreciated.