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January 14, 2015 at 7:28 pm #1021ChristianGuest
I have a fairly technical question. I want to conduct an online experiment using qualtrics that involves the manipulation of the decision time.
Specifically, I want to do the following:
A participant completes four questions with no time limit. Qualtrics then calculates the average response time it took the participant to answer these 4 questions. I then want to ask 20 similar questions but this time I want to limit the time available to answer each of these questions. Specifically, for each answer I want to give a percentage of the average response time it took the participant to answer the first 4 questions.
Maybe I should give a little example to illustrate what I plan to do:
First, I ask 4 questions with no time limit and measure the response time it takes the participant to answer each of these questions, e.g.:
Q1: 45 seconds (measured by qualtrics)
Q2: 40 seconds (measured by qualtrics)
Q3: 50 seconds (measured by qualtrics)
Q4: 45 seconds (measured by qualtrics)
This gives an average of 45 seconds that it takes the participant to give an answer.
I then ask the same participant in the same survey 20 more questions. This time I want to limit the time available to provide each answer as a percentage of the average response time to the first four questions, e.g., 60% of the average response time = 27 seconds per answer:
Q5: 27 seconds (set by me/qualtrics)
Q6: 27 seconds (set by me/qualtrics)
Q24: 27 seconds (set by me/qualtrics).
In my field of research (i.e., accounting) as well as other fields (e.g., psychology) the manipulation of time pressure is very common and I know that the possibility to manipulate time pressure on an individual basis as I am trying to do is in great demand and many researchers in my field would greatly benefit from such a possibility.
I would very much appreciate your help with this!
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