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Pausing an experiment, Posted June 16th, 2014 #1
Hello everybody,

I am working on an experiment designed for kids as young as three. I want to be able to pause the experiment at any point the child asks for a break and resume the experiment where I paused (it is not a reaction time experiment). How can I do that?


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Posted June 16th, 2014 #2
In SuperLab 5 this is done with a single check-box.

However for your specific case, use the instructions listed below. Also, attached is a small demo experiment showing how this is done.
  • You will need to create an event for the break. In the demo experiment this event is named "Break Event"
  • The "Break Event" will be set to only appear when there is a particular participant response. For example, the experiment attached uses keyboard presses, however I used a mouse-click as the response for the break event to appear
  • One Rule will be needed under the Trial Editor. The Rule's criteria is set to:
    - If the "Last Participant Response is "Mouse Click

    - then

    - "Present" Break Event
  • Also if you look under the Input tab for the "Break Event" you will see it's set to end on a correct response, which is also a "Mouse Click"
  • The Rule needs to be used in all trials within the experiment. An easy way to link the Rule to all trials is to follow the steps below:
    - In the Trial Editor under the Rule tab there is an Edit button

    - When you click on the Edit button you will see an option to "Attach Rule to Multiple Trials"

    - The next screen will show all trials within your experiment. Click on the Select All button
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