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The new dscout Diary

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The new dscout Diary launched in Q4 of 2017. For a year, we worked on a new researcher experience. Projects are easier to run, conducting research and data analysis is faster. Historically, a researcher created a project that was made out of one or more missions. Often researchers wanted scouts...

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Launching a Diary study

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The new Diary introduced mission parts. Before parts, researchers often had to break up their study into a few missions, making it hard for analysis of data across each mission. By dividing a mission into parts, now researchers can see the whole breadth of their research inside one mission. ...

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Inviting research participants to a project

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The invites feature launched to facilitate the process of building and launching a research study with dscout. Our user research, prototyping, and testing, helped us gather the essential parts that researchers need to launch their project. With invites, we focused on the invitation of research participants to a researcher’s project....

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Testing a Diary study

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Before launching a research project, researchers now can make sure they have crafted a good mission by using the “Test” feature inside the Mission Builder. Why test? Before we used to let researchers invite five participants for free to their mission. This would usually help kickstart their project. Now...

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Pay as you go when launching a project

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At dscout, we offer three kinds of project plans for researchers: DIY Projects: Users pay as they go a fee of $295 for launching a mission. DIY projects require users to keep a credit card on file that is automatically charged upon launching a mission. DIY is our most...

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