Obtaining Accurate Timing and Timing Best Practices
Techniques to Obtain the Most Accurate Timing Possible
E-Prime provides a two-fold approach to obtaining the most accurate timing for your experiment. First, to obtain the best performance possible, E-Prime provides techniques to obtain the fastest stimulus presentation and most accurate response collection possible. Some of these techniques are embedded within the E-Prime architecture and are available to you automatically; other techniques are user-configurable. Second, E-Prime enables you to log detailed information about the timing characteristics of the trial events. This in turn enables you to flag trials with potentially problematic timing for more careful analysis; such trials can then be excluded, if necessary, from your data analysis. This article describes E-Prime's solutions to timing challenges describes the tools you can use to confirm your timing.
E-Prime Best Practices
There are many challenges that modern personal computers present to researchers who want to obtain millisecond accuracy. However, E-Prime provides solutions and detailed explanations that address the challenges. The following articles are designed to be a final check-list that can be easily referred to as your begin the implementation of your experiment or prepare for data collection: