Evaluate Study Design

When evaluating your research study design for potential technology integrations, you may want to ask the follow questions:

  • What are the gaps that cannot be addressed by traditional approaches?
    • Does technology have potential to bridge these gaps?
  • Can technology help to improve the study process or outcomes?
    • Measurement – Can a device facilitate continuous measurement of a particular variable of interest?
    • Recruitment – Can I scale recruitment through the use of social networks?
    • Data collection – Can I collect more high-quality data through the use of mobile technologies?
    • Participant engagement – Can I improve retention rates and adherence through mobile or social technologies?