Survey the moment

The PIEL Survey App is designed to gather survey data from people in their daily lives. This allows a more complete understanding of a participant's thoughts and feelings than traditional survey methods. The app can be used in an academic research environment or in detailed market research.

Flexible questions and scheduling

The researcher can set a number of different styles of questions and schedule prompts for a participant to respond to the survey.

  • "in the moment" responses
  • simple response format
  • accessible
  • ability to schedule fixed time or random surveys
  • no third party server or database required
  • runs even when not connected to the internet

This approach to collecting data is known as Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) or Experience Sampling Method (ESM). It is increasingly recognized as a powerful tool which minimizes recall bias and allows detailed study of influences on behavior.

Powerful Research Tool

The PIEL Survey has been used in research projects in a wide range of universities and research institutions. Many peer reviewed publications have relied on the PIEL App.

Researchers at the following institutions have published or presented results and many more are ongoing.

  • Sydney University
  • Maastricht University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Georgia
  • University Politehnica of Bucharest
  • Texas State University
  • Children’s Hospital Westmead, Sydney
  • Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick, Sydney

We are aware of 3 doctoral dissertations and one master's dissertation which collected data using the PIEL App.

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