Now, how do we leverage each of these components to create surveys for a longitudinal study in Secure Data Kit? Let's dive in to each one.
A good case management system collects data using the following form types. The forms and their content can be customized to collect data specific to your organization's goals.
Now we can utilize Secure Data Kit's one or two way sync to determine if the record should be submitted once and never touched again, or if a record should have the ability to be modified and viewed in the field.
This can be set at the form-level, meaning one form can utilize one-way sync, while another utilizes two-way sync.
Time to talk about the best part — visualizing and interacting with your data! For longitudinal studies we recommend setting up at least one real-time interactive dashboard, covering information about the subjects in your study and the information as it changes over time. A dashboard for a longitudinal study might have a section visualizing the demographics of your subject, as well as a section showing each indicator as it's changing over time.
We have comprehensive user roles which allow you to collaborate with your team and determine who should do what. For a case management project, we recommend the following setup:
So... why should you use Secure Data Kit for longitudinal studies?