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You may be able to reduce errors by telling participants to react slowly. However, by adding this instruction, you may also dilute the response time differences that your are trying to find (whether between or within subjects). If you are lucky, you are just adding random noise, however it is more likely that you will add confounds or tap into different ...


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There are specific metrics that test latency of response, e.g., the Stroop Test. The basic idea behind this test is to expose subject to a colored square, e.g., a red patch, and then measure how long it takes them to associate the word "red" with the stimulus. The Stroop effect is one of the most widely replicated findings in cog sci. Check out this Wiki ...


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Here are a couple of suggestions: Inquisit records the timing of each response and can be run online. If you care about timing a lot and you need to run the study online, then this is quite a good option. Qualtrics can record various features of survey delivery time. In particular, you can record time spent on each survey page. If you have one question per ...



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