PsychoPy version : v3.2.4
**Standard Standalone? ** : yes
What are you trying to achieve?:
I’m building my first experiment. It’s a self-paced reading study, measuring keypress response times after reading sentence chunks at the participant’s own pace. I started to create the Flow of my experiment but I want to make sure I’m doing it in the most efficient way, i.e. whether I can simply copy routines instead of creating new ones for each trial.
What did you try to make it work?:
So far, I have a flow that looks like this (picture below)
So I have a first loop “trial” with the self-paced reading task and text (called from an Excel file). This loop is included in a second loop, together with a “break” routine that separates each trial. Some trials also have a third component (comprehension question) after them - I actually have problems with this but will ask them in a different post. I did this for all the trials and filler items (so far only 3 of each but I will end up with 40 stimuli + 60 fillers…), creating new routines and new loops all the time (except the “break” component, which is always the same).
All trials are then grouped in a big loop set to random order so that stimuli and fillers would be mixed.
Of course each trial has to display a different text. Stimuli and fillers come from two different Excel files, but I could merge them if necessary.
Am I doing this right ?
What specifically went wrong when you tried that?:
It works that way but I will end up with 100 different routines, and I’m not sure this is the most efficient way there is.
Thanks a lot !