Examples of General Features

Define as many experimental conditions as you like.

Flexible randomization features.

Randomize items within a single group and the order in which groups of items are presented.

Randomization routines at both the experiment level and within questionnaires.

Simple and complex skip patterns. Base skips on any prior response, or even combinations of prior responses.

Calculate scores and other variables while a session is running--present them on screen as stimuli, use them in skip patterns, or in post-session reports.

Create and optionally print summary reports from each session with graphs, summary data, scale scores.

Embed your own or third-party programs within an experiment or questionnaire.

Create your own custom questionnaire items using standard HTML forms--MediaLab will intercept the posted data!

Run DirectRT or Inquisit sessions from within your MediaLab experiment.

Create multiple custom preference settings with choices of fonts and display colors.

Context sensitive help such that pressing F1 at any time will help you with what you are currently doing.

Option of on-the-fly editing of Word and WordPerfect documents—edit them as you run through your experiment.

Resolution Independent. Compatible with screen displays from 640x480 to 1600x1200 and beyond.

Easy-to-use intuitive interface--no programming code necessary for all but custom items.

Compatible with most non-English fonts (e.g., Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Greek).

Customize all standard feedback messages and/or translate into alternate languages.

Optionally run experiments from a CD-ROM or Server on LAN.

Communicate with external equipment for trial synchronization (e.g., psychophys equipment).

Receive input from external devices such reponse boxes and precision keyboards.

Run sessions automatically from other programs and batch files.

 Examples of Flexible Questionnaire Design

Scale responses with up to 12 closed ended responses.

Multiple response (select all that apply) responses.

Fill-in-the blank responses (free or restricted).

Ranking allows subjects to drag and drop words, phrases or pictures to sort them by any criterion.

Essay-type responses.

Thought listings and recall listings.

Have subjects rate their own thought-listing responses on any dimension.

Easy text-based instructions for any question.

Voice Responses with optional voice response times.

Present HTML and other web pages with active hyperlinks. Internet Explorer browsing engine can display anything that IE can handle.

Track browsing behavior as subjects navigate through local HTML files or the World Wide Web. Track every URL the subject follows and record in and out times.

Present Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint shows within your experiment or questionnaires.

Gather on-line continuous rating data during audio and video clips.

Skip pattern capability when a particular closed ended response is given.

Questionnaire items can be omitted in specified conditions.

Easily modify and re-use your questionnaires in other experiments.

Option of self-paced or time-limited responses.

Allow subjects to return to previous questions if necessary.

Embed subjects' responses in subsequent question wordings.

Create multiple style configurations (e.g., colors and fonts) for use within the same experiment or questionnaire.

Can't find what you need? Design your own custom items using HTML forms.

Example of Multi-Media Capability

Present graphics (.bmp, .jpg, and .gif).

Present sound files (.wav, .mp3).

Present video (.avi, .mpg, .mov, .rm, .ra, .asf and more).

Present combinations of graphics, sound, video and questionnaire items.

Present HTML, Flash, java, ASP and any other browser compatible files.

Optional parameters allow you to set the screen location of images and movies as well as set the size of video clips all the way up to full screen.

Examples of Data Features

Writes data to an easy-to-analyze .CSV text file and SPSS .SAV file.

Your choice of which variables and to write to the data file.

Smart data structuring so results from multiple conditions can be viewed in a single Excel or SPSS file. You can start analyzing your results immediately.

Two sets of data files are produced, one organized by questionnaires, the other by variable names.

Includes a utility to merge .CSV and .TXT data files collected on different computers.

Optionally write reaction time data for any response to the data file.

Optionally write data from multiple computers to a single folder on your network.