Template: Gender-Neutral Pronoun Use Paradigm
Gender-Neutral Pronoun Use Paradigm

Required Experiment Builder Version: 1.4.402 or higher
EyeLink Required: No
Type: Complete Example
Difficulty Level: Easy

This example illustrates:
  • How to use Result File to save trial performance
  • How to use Conditional node and Keyboard triggers to check participant performance
  • How to use the Splitting Column to implement different Data Sources list

This example was implemented based on Experiment 1 described by Foertsch and Gernsbacher (1972) in their following paper:
  • Foertsch, J., and Gernsbacher, M.A. (1997). In Search of Gender Neutrality: Is Singular They a Cognitively Efficient Substitute for Generic He? Psychological Science, 8, 106-111.
The experiment consists of 2 blocks. The first block has 3 practice trials. The second one has 72 experiment trials. At the beginning, a prompt is shown in the pop-up window asking for selecting one of 3 Data Source to be used.

The 72 experimental sentences were presented in the same order to all participants. Sentences of the same antecedent type (masculine, famine, neutral, or indefinite pronoun) did not appear more than twice consecutively, and sentences using the same pronoun (he, she, or they) did not appear more than three times consecutively. The experiment results are saved in the RESULTS_FILE.txt.

**Additional detailed information about the project is given in the notes section for most nodes. To see notes for a given node, either mouse over that node or click on it to display the notes window. If the notes window is not visible, go to the "View" drop down menu in Experiment Builder, select "Properties", and check "Note".

  1. Download the G_N_Exp1.ebz example from this message.
  2. Launch the Experiment Builder application.
  3. Unpack the G_N_Exp1.ebz file to a location on your Experiment Builder PC with "File menu -> Unpack".
  4. Open the project in Experiment Builder.
  5. Deploy the project to a new folder.
  6. Run the G_N_Exp1.exe from the deployed directory.

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