Hi, I have collected data of the multitasking test (n = 101). I was thinking that I could conduct the same analysis, to examine switching cost, as in the article below by Stoet et al (2013). However, I just want to make sure that I'm looking at what I'm supposed to..
How I have done this at the moment is opening every separate file for each participant and looking at their test results. Then I have selected the results from only the mixing block from column 8, and further only selected the results from the switching trials from column 9. After that, I calculated the mean score for RT (response time) for the results that I was left with.
So my question is if this is the correct way to analyse switching cost?
References Stoet, G., O’Connor, D. B., Conner, M., & Laws, K. R. (2013). Are women better than men at multi-tasking?. BMC Psychology, 1(1), 1-10.