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  • Pausing an experiment

    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?

    Thanks,

    Alaa

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    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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    Last edited by MonikaT; July 23rd, 2014, 07:56 AM.

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