Adobe Flash is one of the most popular languages for animated web content, and recently social and behavioral scientists have started taking advantage of the program for online data collection. This book is a unique, step-by-step guide to using Adobe Flash to develop experiments and other research tools. Each chapter presents a set of techniques, followed by practice examples. No previous knowledge of programming is required to learn all the necessary skills for programming your own online survey or experiment.

Using Timers and Recording Reaction Time

Using timers and recording reaction time

In this Chapter, you will Learn

  • How to create a date/time stamp
  • Two methods of controlling time—an easy method and a better method
  • How to create a countdown timer
  • How to record timings (e.g., reaction times in an experiment or the time it took the user to answer a question in your survey)
  • About the accuracy and limitations of Flash for timings

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