The Participant Experience: Researcher Guide

This article is for researchers and covers the participant experience from A-Z. Resources created specifically for participants are linked in this article.

All participants must download and connect to both the Garmin Connect app and the PhysioQ Connect app once at the outset of the study. How they interact with the apps will vary based on the metrics you are collecting and your study protocol. 

Before the Study

Getting Your Participants Connected and Set up

Here is a  step-by-step onboarding guide for all participants. This resource is meant to be shared with participants at the beginning of the study to ensure a successful setup to your project. 
image 173 (2)Participant step-by-step onboarding guide


Throughout the Study

Participant Experience

Participant experience will vary depending on which option you have chosen below when setting up your project. 


Option 1:   garmin Collecting Garmin Connect Data ONLY

If you only collect Garmin Connect data, your participants will only need to open the Garmin Connect app once every few days.

Resource:
Participant Guide for Option 1

Option 2:    garmin  + logo_physioq-1 Collecting Garmin Connect + PhysioQ Connect Physiological Data

If you are collecting physiological data from both the Garmin Connect and PhysioQ Connect apps, your participants will need to regularly open both apps to allow the physiological data to sync.

Resource:
Participant Guide for Option 2

PhysioQ Syncing Best Practice:
For PhysioQ/BBI data collection, we recommend asking participants to open the PhysioQ Connect app before bed each night and close all other apps open in the background.



Option 3:
    garmin  +noun-survey-1252467 1 (1)Collecting Garmin Connect Data + PhysioQ's  Questionnaire/ Timestamped Task Data 

*This option does not include PhysioQ's physiological data


Resource:

Participant Guide for Option 3

Option 4:   garmin  +  logo_physioq-1 + noun-survey-1252467 1 (1)Collecting Physiological Data from both Garmin + PhysioQ Connect, AND Collecting Questionnaire/Task Data


Resource:
Participant Guide for Option 4

PhysioQ Syncing Best Practice:
For PhysioQ/BBI data collection, we recommend asking participants to open the PhysioQ Connect app before bed each night and close all other apps open in the background.




Last updated: February 15, 2022