Under the Hood of the Ethica Data Processing Pipeline
At Ethica we handle large amounts of data. We recently redesigned our data pipeline to better monitor this data flow and to improve our data quality.The new data pipeline is built using state of the art data processing technology, and also includes certain features that will be explained below.
When to Prompt Surveys to Maximize the Responses?
Surveys are an important tool to collect health and social science information. The first step in survey research is to design the surveys and with that, figure out the best time to prompt them. In this article, some recommendations in this regard are investigated.
A New Touch on Survey Personalization
Conducting a personalized survey means your study’s participants would enjoy a more unique experience. In addition, it would create a greater connection between researchers and respondents. Survey customization can also act as strategies to encourage participants to continue with a research study.
Online Surveys: Documentation Made Easy With Ethica
Documenting the data collection process of a study is partly done in hopes of letting others replicate and assess your project, and also helps with efficiently distributing a survey. Ethica’s Versions is a beneficial feature that allows access to all the previously published versions of a survey.
A Higher Compliance Rate With Eligibility Surveys
Researchers can modify eligibility surveys as a screening technique. Eligibility surveys also ensure higher compliance rates and increased response rates. Ethica's research tool offers an option to create an Eligibility Survey that is presented to potential participants at the beginning of a study.
Multilingual Studies: The Key to Inclusive Research
By adding more language(s) to your study, you can offer a localized version of activities to participants with different ethnic and geographical backgrounds. Increasing the diversity of your respondents can surely induce more reliable and realistic conclusions.
Making Sense of Your Survey’s Exported Data
Whether you are monitoring your data or analyzing it, the data export feature can be beneficial for your study. Ethica offers a user-friendly data export process that results in a detailed yet easy-to-read file(s) that can be imported into professional data analysis tools.
A Richer VAS Question: How to Use Images as Labels
Visual analogue scales (VAS) are measurement instruments represented as sliders designed to facilitate assessing characteristics or attributes that cannot be measured directly. Among many other question types, Ethica’s research tool allows the use of VAS questions.
How to Join a Study
Recruiting participants is made easier with online research tools, as scientists now have access to larger groups of potential participants from various geographical and ethnic categories. Researchers working with Ethica have the option to recruit participants both directly and indirectly.
How to Set Reminders Based on Participants’ Preferences
Preserving the connection between researchers and respondents is another important factor that contributes to increasing the compliance rate. Ethica allows for further communication between researchers and participants by featuring flexible single and multiple reminders for each activity.
How to Create a Baseline Survey in Ethica
Some researchers choose to use a baseline survey at the beginning of their study It is easy to create a baseline survey with Ethica. This baseline survey provides you with information, based on which you can customize the app’s behavior and increase your research study’s compliance rate.
How to Check the Status of My Survey Session?
When you can monitor the receiving data in your surveys, you are more confident about the accuracy of the results you achieve. Through monitoring provided by Ethica, researchers are able to check if they receive the expected data and observe the balance and representativeness of participants.
A Look at Participant Onboarding Process
One of the prominent concerns about using online research tools is how much study participants are willing to work with them. A simple and clear guideline that introduces the nooks and crannies of the online platform to participants is a cost-efficient way to keep participants engaged.
How to Create a One-Time Optional Survey
With a flexible research tool like Ethica, you have many ways of prompting surveys to participants. By employing User Triggering Logics and setting the right criteria, you can create a survey that is always accessible to participants for answering and disappears once it’s completed.
Prompt a Survey More Than Once a Day
For some studies, you might want to notify the participants to take a survey, or complete a cognitive task, more than once a day. In such cases, you should use multiple Time Triggering Logics. Fortunately, Ethica has made it possible to add more than one Triggering Logic to your study.