I am currently working on a recognition test. I’m having an issue with my data output and I will outline the experiment in order to allow for a better understanding of my issue.
[Block 1] Participants are presented with instructions to study the stimuli (simple sentences such as ‘the professor likes candy or water’) carefully,
[Block 2] followed by a cue, and a list of ‘original statements’ (i.e., statements that they will be comparing with those that are presented in the recognition phase of the experiment). Note: The ‘original statements’ all belong to one stimulus list. Each item is presented after a cue and is visible for a fixed time during this portion of the experiment.
These first two blocks have gone off without a hitch. The cue is presented between each stimulus item.
[Block 3] Participants are given instructions to respond with a key stroke to signify whether the statement is ‘old’ (i.e., belongs to the list of ‘original statements’) or ‘new’ (i.e., does not belong to the list of ‘original statements).
Note: The recognition phase is filled with several types of statements:
-several types of foils, i.e. several sets of statements that are similar, but differ from the original statement in some significant way.
– these foils I have grouped into different sets, with the aim of having data analysis simplified. That is, with the aim of being able to examine whether there is a relationship between the types of foils that are selected and the type of original statement (there are three types of original statements, i.e., claims made using the connective, ‘or’, ‘and’, or ‘if,then’).
In the process of making these different sets I created different stimuli lists for each type of foil. For example, here is a list of an original statement and four possible foils:
Original statement (or): This professor runs marathons or eats pasta
Different-form foil (and): This professor runs marathons and eats pasta
Different-form foil (if,then): If this professor runs marathons, then he eats pasta
Different-noun foil: This professor runs marathons or eats chocolate
Different-connective foil: This professor runs marathons _(but/whenever/unless) he eats pasta
Is it possible to have my data output signify not only whether the person correctly identifies an original statement as an original statement or a foil as a foil (simple right or wrong recognition test), but also the prevalence of a certain type of foil being selected as an original foil? For example, could I have my output include the variable of the frequently that an ‘and’ foil is selected when the original statement is an ‘or’ statement? Could I have my output tell me what the frequency of an ‘if,then’ foil is selected when the original statement is an ‘or’ statement?
Thank you for your time.