Form Component

The Form component enables Psychopy to be used as a questionnaire tool, where participants can be presented with a series of questions requiring responses. Form items, defined as questions and response pairs, are presented simultaneously onscreen with a scrollable viewing window.


Name : string
Everything in a PsychoPy experiment needs a unique name. The name should contain only letters, numbers and underscores (no punctuation marks or spaces).
Start : int, float
The time that the stimulus should first appear.
Stop : int, float
Governs the duration for which the stimulus is presented.
Items : List of dicts or csv / xlsx file

A list of dicts or csv file should have the following key, value pairs / column headers:

questionText:item question string
questionWidth:question width between 0:1
type:type of rating e.g., ‘radio’, ‘rating’, ‘slider’
responseWidth:question width between 0:1
options:list of tick labels for options
layout:Response object layout e.g., ‘horiz’ or ‘vert’
Text height : float
Text height of the Form elements (i.e., question and response text).
Size : [X,Y]
Size of the stimulus, to be specified in ‘height’ units.
Pos : [X,Y]
The position of the centre of the stimulus, to be specified in ‘height’ units.
Item padding : float
Space or padding between Form elements (i.e., question and response text), to be specified in ‘height’ units.
Data format : menu
Choose whether to store items data by column or row in your datafile.
randomize : bool
Randomize order of Form elements

See also

API reference for Form

Back to top