Study Protocol Design

The study flow page is where you design your study protocol. It’s mission control. Its the birds-eye view of your entire study design.  Your study protocol design is made up of a series of study tasks, tied together by rules and organized into arms.
 
We designed ProofPilot for both career researchers and novices. This section will help you get the hang of the visual study protocol design language. This section also provides best practice design tips and techniques.
 
With this under your belt, many researchers can design and launch studies in a matter of hours.

Why Can’t I Design a Study on My iPhone or Android?

The ProofPilot participant experience automatically adjusts to any screen size or device a participant has access to. iPhone, Android, iPad, desktop, laptop … it’s all good. However, If you’ve tried to visit go.proofpilot.com on any device with a small narrow...

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Bookmarks on a ProofPilot Protocol Design Page

Bookmarks in Your Protocol Design

Need a way to organize your study protocol designs? You can make notes or bookmarks in the lefthand most column of your study flow page. Why would you do this? It helps you create visual marks in long studies. With...

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matrix survey question

Does ProofPilot Support Matrix Question Types? Why not?

No. ProofPilot does not provide matrix questionnaire functionality. Why? Because it creates a poor experience on a mobile device and does not provide the appropriate flexibility for non-visual user interface experiences (like Chat/SMS and voice) which ProofPilot, among with many...

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repeating

Why Can’t I Repeat an Interventional Promo Code?

Unlike other study tasks that you can set to repeat on a certain periodicity, promotion codes tasks cannot be repeated. Across all tasks, the repeat functionality is meant to repeat the same “define” portion of your task. You can adjust,...

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ProofPilot protocol design

Why does my eligibility data collection task show up after the eligibility check?

Before a person can be in a study, you need to learn a little bit more about them, so you can decide whether they meet the needs for your study. This is the eligibility process. The eligibility process typically consists...

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Does ProofPilot have [insert name] Measurement or Assessment?

ProofPilot has hundreds of measurements and assessments. The best way to find out if we have an assessment or measurement you are looking for is to create a measurement task. When you do so, you will have immediate access to...

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value of self report data

The Value of Self Reported Data in Research

Recent research suggests that self-reported data may be as good, or better than alternatives … particularly when it is reported directly to an electronic device. Participants are more likely to answer sensitive questions honestly when they don’t feel judged. For...

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Does ProofPilot Support Paper Studies or Paper Based Study Data Collection?

ProofPilot is designed to provide an extreme amount of flexibility to researchers. Our goal is to support nearly any study that you can dream up. We conceived of ProofPilot to use technology in order to dramatically reduce many of the...

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Research Measurements & Assessments

What is a validated measurement?

A validated measurement is an instrument that has been tested for reliability (the ability of the intstrument to produce consistent results), validity (the ability of the instrument to produce true results), sensitivity (the probability of correctly identifying a patient with...

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Adding a measurement or assessment to your study

ProofPilot has hundreds of measures (some validated, some not) that you can include in your studies. There are also tools to quickly create your own. First get to your study flow page, by navigating to https://go.proofpilot.it. Find your study and...

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