Customize Your Design: Runtime Options

Customize Your Design: Runtime Options

The Runtime Options provides various settings that determine how a design is utilized. These settings can be found under the project design.

Generally, the correct setting for the project is included in the project template. However, if you need to modify the design handling, you can adjust the following settings:
  1. Automatically: Sets the assignment automatically, with each respondent getting a sample set in sequential order.
  2. By first block code: This setting is applicable only for block design. It assigns sample sets to respondents based on the first block number entered, with each respondent receiving the set containing the corresponding code.
  3. By set code: Assigns sample sets to respondents based on the set code entered.
  4. By set code unique: Assigns sample sets to respondents based on the set code entered, with each set code being used only once. However if a design has multiple sessions then the same set code can be used multiple times.
  5. By panelist: Links each respondent to a specific set before the test begins.
  6. By location: Assigns sets to a particular room or booth.
  7. By any block code: Assigns the set containing the code entered by the respondent.
  8. By set number: Assigns sample sets to respondents based on the set number (1 to N).
  9. By set number unique: Assigns sample sets to respondents based on the set number (1 to N), with each set number being used only once.
  10. Inherit from parent project: Inherits the design settings from the parent project (requires subproject and mother project).
Set Validation determines how the design is validated and includes the following options:
  1. Ask for every block code: Validates every sample, with the respondent needing to enter the code for each sample before continuing. If the code is incorrect, the respondent cannot proceed with the test.
  2. No validation: Assumes that the respondent received the correct product, with no validation check required.
  3. Confirm block code: Requires the respondent to confirm that the product they received matches the code displayed on the screen.
  4. Ask for first block code: Only validates the first sample, with the respondent needing to enter the code for the first product received. If the code is incorrect, the respondent cannot continue with the test.
The Set Order setting determines whether the respondent can evaluate samples in any order or if the sequence of the samples is strictly controlled, with the following options:
  1. Free sequence: Allows the respondent to evaluate samples in any order, as long as the correct code is present in the sample set.
  2. Fixed sequence: Requires the respondent to evaluate samples in the correct sequence, with codes being accepted only when evaluated in the proper order.
Max. Samples establishes the maximum number of samples that a respondent can evaluate and can be used if not all samples from the set need to be evaluated.

In the design settings of your project, you have also the option to customize the text that is displayed to panelists when they are prompted to fill in a sample code or indicate their set number. For instance:
  1. Custom Design Set question: This refers to the question text that appears when a design set code needs to be entered. By default, the text is "Enter your set code".
  2. Custom Design Confirm question: This is the question that is presented to the user when they need to confirm a blinding code. By default, the text is "Did you receive sample ###?"
  3. Custom Design Sample question: This text appears when the user needs to enter a sample code. By default, the text is "Enter sample code".

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