The study screen

The study screen (Figure 1) contains the following segments:

  • Top navigation bar (1)
  • Study navigator (2)
  • Study tab bar (3)
  • Study tree (4)
  • View panel (5)

Figure 1. Example Study screen (Psychstudio)

Figure 1. Example Study screen

Navigating to a different study

Click on the dropdown list (Figure 2) in the study navigator.

Figure 2. Jump to another study (Psychstudio)

Figure 2. Jump to another study

Navigating to the studies list

From anywhere in the application you can click the Psychstudio link at the far left of the top navigation bar (Figure 1:1) to navigate to your list of studies. In the study screen (Figure 1), you can go to your list of studies by clicking the Studies link in the study navigator (Figure 1:2).

The study tab bar (Figure 1:3)

The study tab bar (Figure 1:3) gives access to the following screens:

The study tree (Figure 1:4)

The study tree provides a hierarchical view of your study. Each item in the tree is a study construct which are the fundamental building blocks of your study. Constructs can be navigated by selection and rearranged by drag and drop. You can also collapse and expand construct branches by clicking expand more symbol and chevron right symbol respectively. Selecting the root of the study tree (Figure 3) gives access to the factor table, fullscreen settings, and participant number settings.

Figure 3. Study tree root (Psychstudio)

Figure 3. Study tree root

The view panel (Figure 1:5)

The view panel is where all your work is done. Select a construct in the study tree (Figure 1:4) to work on that item.

Factors and levels

See: factors and levels.

Participant groups

Setting multiple participant groups allows you to randomly segregate your participants into distinct groups for between-subjects designs. Participants are allocated to groups randomly. If you need to allocate participants to specific groups based upon screening criteria, you will also need to apply trials or questionnaire logic.

Setting fullscreen mode

To set fullscreen mode for your participants, use the selection box provided (Figure 4).
WARNING: fullscreen mode is discouraged for studies that may run on a mobile device for many reasons including, but not limited to:

  1. Poor user experience due to inaccessibility of keyboard and navigation buttons.
  2. No standard amongst mobile browser vendors.
  3. Implementation of fullscreen functionality in mobile web browsers is unsettled and evolving so what works today may not work tomorrow.

Figure 4. Fullscreen study mode

Figure 4. Fullscreen study mode