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October 15, 2014 at 4:55 pm #563SamGuest
I think I have followed the instructions in the “getting started” – following the “building an experiment from scratch” section to the letter. However, although I can see the Init text, nothing else happens. At first I thought it was because I don’t have the patience to wait for 5000ms (this was an issue when I moved from DMDX to e-prime) but I don’t think that this is the issue (I changed it to 1000ms to try). I have 2/3 questions:
1. The version of Qualtrics i am using has a different looking JS bit to each question that has a header relating to the help text “All functions using the API must be wrapped in a Qualtrics.SurveyEngine.addOnload function.”. Do I keep this bit of code in each question? (So that for example, your last question looks like this or do I have to get rid of some sets of brackets.
2. Where you say
exitItemTag: ‘<Enter Exit ItemTag>’,
Should this read ‘<Exit>’ (since my q3 is called Exit) or ‘Exit’
As I said, simple minded questions.
3. I am working from home on an ancient PC that runs vista. Could that be an issue with the display?
Thank you for doing this – once I get this to work I am sure I will be a fan..October 16, 2014 at 9:00 am #564SamGuest
Please don’t reply – it was an ancient software / hardware issue.October 17, 2014 at 12:46 pm #568Erwin HaasnootKeymaster
I’m glad you managed to figure it out. The feedback you provide is very useful to us, so if you have any other issues with any of the guides (stuff that isn’t clear enough), please do let us know.
Currently, by default, pre-trial initialisation is 3 times as long as the ITI is. We will update the ‘Build an Experiment from Scratch’ guide to reflect this. Also, if you think it’s useful that this number be changed, or to be changeable, please let us know about that.
Can you expand on what the software/hardware issue was? We try to make the QRTEngine available to as many hardware/software combinations as possible (although support for IE6/7 is impossible, and IE8 is very difficult)
Thanks for your interest in the method!
ErwinOctober 17, 2014 at 4:15 pm #570Sam McCormickGuest
Vista/old version of Java/New Firefox — finally remembered that commercial products with customer satisfaction surveys don’t display properly either (presumably only in Qualtrics with no extra twiddles), gave up and tried at work instead (Windows 7/new-ish Java/Firefox from one update ago) and your stroop task was fine. I am trying the masked priming now.
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