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An inexpensive and accurate method of measuring the force of responses in reaction time research

Englund, Mats and Patching, Geoffrey LU (2009) In Behavior Research Methods 41(4). p.1254-1261
Abstract
Together with reaction time (RT), the force with which people respond to stimuli can provide important clues about cognitive and affective processes. We discuss some of the issues surrounding the accurate measurement and interpretation of response force, and present a response key by which response force can be measured

regularly and unobtrusively in RT research. The advantage of the response key described is that it operates like a

standard response key of the type used regularly in classic RT experiments. The construction of the response key

is described in detail and its potential assessed by way of an experiment examining response force in a simple

reaction task to visual stimuli of increasing... (More)
Together with reaction time (RT), the force with which people respond to stimuli can provide important clues about cognitive and affective processes. We discuss some of the issues surrounding the accurate measurement and interpretation of response force, and present a response key by which response force can be measured

regularly and unobtrusively in RT research. The advantage of the response key described is that it operates like a

standard response key of the type used regularly in classic RT experiments. The construction of the response key

is described in detail and its potential assessed by way of an experiment examining response force in a simple

reaction task to visual stimuli of increasing brightness and size. (Less)
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10.3758/BRM.41.4.1254
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  abstract     = {Together with reaction time (RT), the force with which people respond to stimuli can provide important clues about cognitive and affective processes. We discuss some of the issues surrounding the accurate measurement and interpretation of response force, and present a response key by which response force can be measured<br/><br>
regularly and unobtrusively in RT research. The advantage of the response key described is that it operates like a<br/><br>
standard response key of the type used regularly in classic RT experiments. The construction of the response key<br/><br>
is described in detail and its potential assessed by way of an experiment examining response force in a simple<br/><br>
reaction task to visual stimuli of increasing brightness and size.},
  author       = {Englund, Mats and Patching, Geoffrey},
  issn         = {1554-351X},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {1254--1261},
  publisher    = {The Psychonomic Society},
  series       = {Behavior Research Methods},
  title        = {An inexpensive and accurate method of measuring the force of responses in reaction time research},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/BRM.41.4.1254},
  volume       = {41},
  year         = {2009},
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