Apologies for the 2nd post in quick succession.
I have an experiment in which conditional branching is used to send male participants to a Male block and female participants to a Female block. There are several trials in each block, which I would like to be presented in a random order.
My problem is that the different trials are visually similar but require different responses, and I don’t want participants to get confused. Ideally each trial would begin with a set of instructions. For example - a participant specifies that he is male, then sees the instructions for Trial 1 (the trial is randomly selected), responds to all the stimuli listed for that trial, then sees the instructions for Trial 2, and responds to all stimuli for that trial.
But if I add an ‘instruction’ event at the head of Trial 1 / 2 it will appear every time that trial begins. And if I add a separate trial to display the instructions, I can no longer randomize the order of the trials (I need to keep them non-randomized to keep Trial 1 Instructions before Trial 1).
Is there any way to randomly present Trials but to have an instructions event occur only before the first trial?