How do I Participate?

  1. Fill out the sign-up questionnaire

This questionnaire will allow us to learn a little bit about you. Like the state you live in, your age, and your commitment level for participating in the study. Based on this questionnaire, we will determine whether or not you eligible to participate in this study. Once you are included in the study, you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to begin.

  1. Download the research app

After you receive a detailed instruction email, you will download the research app onto your mobile phone.  The app is called PACO and was developed by an engineer at Google.  It is free and has been used for years by researchers around the country. The researcher will assist you if you have any questions.

  1. Respond to daily surveys

Starting as soon as January 15th, for one week, you will be signaled at random, seven times a day, to fill out a short survey on your phone.  The survey takes about 2 minutes and asks you what you are doing and how you are feeling.

  1. Respond to the end of week survey

At the end of week, you will be asked to fill out a more extensive survey that is designed to take approximately 15 minutes.  Your answers to this survey will allow us to connect your daily activity to other aspects of your life.

  1. Get your personalized report and $25 Amazon gift card!

After the completion of the study, you will receive a personalized report about how you spend your time and feel the throughout the week. You will also enter a raffle to win a $25 Amazon gift card.



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