Template: Self-Paced Reading
Self-Paced Reading

Required Experiment Builder Version: 2.3.38 or higher
EyeLink Required: Yes
Type: Concept Example
Difficulty Level: Moderate

This example demonstrates:
  • How to use Keyboard trigger to advance through the experiment
  • How to generated Interest Areas by using Experiment Builder's Use Runtime Word Segment Interest Area Feature

This example demonstrates a Self Paced Reading paradigm where the participant presses a key to advance. There is a Data Source column called allowBacktrack. If it is set to "y" then you can use the [Left Arrow] to go back. If set to "n" then you can only move forward. Uses the Use Runtime Word Segment Interest Area feature to create the effect, so for non-eye-tracking experiments you must convert it to an eye-tracking project and enable Dummy Mode (this feature only available for EyeLink experiments). Saves results files by screen and by trial. The ZIP file below contains the both the EBZ project file and a DOC file with instructions for how to use it.

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

.zip   SELF_PACED_READING.zip (Size: 411.98 KB / Downloads: 50)