Smart Phone Survey Demo
The DREAM team at Penn State thanks you for taking the time to view this video. Today, we will complete a sample survey which explores the different features that can be built into a DREAM survey.
To launch the survey app, participants can tap the survey icon on the phone’s home screen. The survey can also be programmed to “auto-launch” on the phone at pre-determined or random times, at which point the phone sounds a beep or customizable ringtone, reminding the participant to complete their survey.
After the application is launched, the “Survey Selection” screen is presented to the participant. For the purposes of this video, “Sample Survey 1” will be selected.
Welcome to the Sample Survey! Customizable text here is the introduction to the survey for participants. If a participant wanted to go back to the “Survey Selection Screen”, they could tap the “Go Back” button… The survey begins once the “Next” button is tapped below.
Pictures can be placed anywhere within the survey. They can be as large as the entire screen, or smaller.
This is an example of an informational, text-only slide. It features some available formatting options like Bold, Italic, and Underline.
Various text colors are also available.
The background color can be changed for a single question, or for the entire survey.
This is an example of a visual analog scale, or V-A-S scale. Default min and max values are 0 and 100, but these are also customizable. Also, the text at either end of the scale is customizable as well. Participants choose a response by moving the red slider with their finger across the screen. Take notice that the red slider on this V-A-S scale displays the participant’s response value. It is also possible to opt for a V-A-S slider that does not display the response value.
This question utilizes vertical radio buttons for feedback from the participant. Radio buttons allow for the selection of only one response.
Radio buttons can be arranged horizontally as well. The button’s text can be placed to the side of the radio button, as seen here.
Or, radio button text can also be placed below the button, as seen here.
This is an example of a checkbox question. Checkboxes allow the participant to select multiple responses.
Mutually exclusive checkbox questions prohibit the participant from choosing additional responses if “none” is already selected. The text on this pop-up screen is fully customizable.
This question features multiple combo boxes. Each combo box is used to collect data for a different variable.
Selecting “other” on this question will bring up a free text entry screen.
On the free text entry screen, the participant uses the phone’s on screen keyboard to provide open-ended feedback.
Videos can also be added to the survey:
The previous and next buttons at the bottom of the screen are standard, but their text is customizable. As seen here, the previous button on the left has been changed to “go back”, and the next button on the right has been changed to “advance”. It is also possible to only show the “advance” button if preferred, making participants unable to go back and change previous responses. The “close” button at the end of the survey is also customizable.
Let’s see what happens when we try to skip this question by advancing without providing a response.
A popup window asks the participant, “Do you really want to skip this question?” The text inside this popup window is customizable.
And that brings us to the end of the sample survey. It is possible for the survey app to launch a different application on the phone once the “close” button is hit. This survey is programmed to launch the phone’s camera when the survey is completed.
(Hit close, take picture with camera, home screen out)
And that’s it! We’re back to the phone’s home screen. Thank you for viewing our video of a DREAM sample survey!