The PIEL Survey App is designed to gather survey data from people in their daily lives. This allows for a more nuanced understanding of a participant's patterns of thoughts and feelings than traditional survey methods. It is free.
The researcher can set a number of different styles of questions and schedule prompts for a participant to respond to the survey.
The PIEL Survey can be distributed to participants using iOS or Android devices.
The PIEL Survey app has a simple and intuitive interface for research participants.
The PIEL Survey can be used for a research methodology known as Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) or Experience Sampling Method (ESM). These methods are recognised as a powerful tool which minimises recall bias and allows detailed study of influences on behaviour. The importance of being "in the moment" means that web-based surveys are of limited use. The PIEL Survey app receives notifications even when offline and surveys can also be run even when offline.
The PIEL Survey has been used in research projects in a wide range of universities and research institutions. The app has many privacy and confidentiality features that will facilitate an Institutional Review Board or Ethics Committee application.
Researchers at the following institutions have published or presented results and many more projects are ongoing.
We are aware of 4 doctoral dissertations and one master's dissertation which presented data collected using the PIEL App.