Debriefing

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This page explains how to create a debriefing page for your study.

 

      The debriefing page is pretty standard across studies using ProjectImplicit and will require minimal coding changes from one study to another. Because the debriefing page provides feedback to participants based on their own data, these files are in javascript format. Don't worry, though, you will not need to edit this code. You will only need to edit the text content to correspond with your study.    

 

For studies run within ProjectImplicit's research site, you may use the "standard debriefing" attached to this entry (see below) as a template.   What do you need to do to adapt this file for your study?

  • Do nothing to lines 1-57.
    • Lines 1-22 define the visual style of the page (e.g., font type, size, color).
    • Lines 23 closes the pop-up window ("startpage") which is opened at the beginning of the study.
    • Lines 24-27 define variables needed to provide feedback to participants.
    • Line 28 closes the head.
    • Lines 29-53 display the standard banner for PI research pool studies.
    • The code in these lines set the page layout and appearance, and create some variables in javascript to provide feedback to participants (You should not edit lines 1-57).
  • Alter the text on line 58 to correspond with the implicit measure used in your study. The template describes the Black-White Implicit Association Test, but you should change that to describe whatever implicit measure is in your study.
  • Do nothing to lines 59-74. The code in these lines provides the participants with feedback. 
  • On line 75, change "youremail@email.edu" to whatever your email address is. Similarly, change "Your Name" to whatever your name is.
  • Do nothing to lines 76-87. These lines of code thank the participant for visiting, invite them to participate in more studies, and closes the HTML tags opened earlier in the file.

 

Remember that every research pool study is required to have a debriefing page that should: 

  1. Thank people for their participation.
  2. Educate participants about what you are studying and why it is important. 
  3. Describe some of the details of your study, so that the participants can make sense of their experience on ProjectImplicit.
  4. Provide feedback based on their responses.
  5. Welcome feedback and questions.
  6. Thank people for their participation (yes, again!) and invite them to participate in more studies.

note (18 August): the debriefingbig jsp has a large button at the bottom that is now the recommended standard.

 

  For studies run in the lab or from some other website, you may use the "non-standard debriefing" attached to this entry (see below) as a template. This file is very similar to the standard debriefing, but omits the ProjectImplicit banner and links.

  • Do nothing to lines 1-28. The code in these lines set the page layout and appearance, and create some variables in javascript to provide feedback to participants (You should not edit lines 1-28).
  • Alter the text on line 29 to correspond with the implicit measure used in your study. The template describes the Black-White Implicit Association Test, but you should change that to whatever implicit measure is in your study.
  • Do nothing to lines 30-45. The code in these lines provides the participants with feedback. 
  • On line 46, change "youremail@email.edu" to whatever your email address is. Similarly, change "Your Name" to whatever your name is.
  • Do nothing to lines 47-58. These lines of code thank the participant for visiting, invite them to participate in more studies, and closes the HTML tags opened earlier in the file.