Research Methods

Alternatives to the Randomized Controlled Trial

January 23, 2019

ProofPilot’s goal is to “democratize” techniques that determine “what works to improve lives.” Here are alternatives to the randomized controlled trial that are better suited to your research question, a better place to start and easier to pull off. In health and wellness, when we think “proof,” we think randomized controlled trial (RCT). The RCT…

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Participant Study Schedules & Calendars

January 7, 2019

With the new “What’s Next” participants can see an upcoming study schedule. The release is designed to improve participant engagement, retention and reduce missed study tasks. It’s the New Year. Everyone is setting predictions about the year ahead. With ProofPilot’s first release of 2019, we’re going one better. ProofPilot automatically calculates “What’s Next” based on…

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More ProofPilot Guidance and Resources

June 22, 2018

Those of us who started ProofPilot share very different backgrounds. But they share a similarity. We left research firms, academia, and service organizations because they were slow. Technology, the media, and consumers move quickly. We wanted to be able to respond with research tools fast enough to make the most of what was available. The…

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Tidier URLs in SMS Messages

June 22, 2018

ProofPilot’s text message links are now shorter and tidier. Technically, the maximum number of characters in an SMS messages is 160 characters. This update reduces the likelihood that SMS messages will be split in two when delivered to participants. For participants who elect to receive SMS text messages, ProofPilot sends the following messages with URLs…

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