How We Do It
How we do it
Take advantage of our expertise in study design, questionnaire design, sample design, sampling, survey development & testing, survey methodology, qualitative research methods (cognitive interview, focus groups, etc.), data collection (all modes and methods), and data reporting for your next research endeavor.
Sometimes the most difficult aspect of social sciences is the design of the study itself. Do you need a cross-sectional study with a single mode of data collection; or does your research warrant a longitudinal design with multiple experimental design conditions. We can handle the simple and complex. Often this design work is involved as our collaborators build their proposal for funding—an effort we can engage in limited ways without incurring cost, or as a full partner if paid.
Web and Self-Administered Surveys
Multi-Mode Data Collection
Administration of multi-mode data collection requires significant coordination between study efforts, each with their own unique challenge. We believe in optimizing a study for a single mode to guide big decisions, while adjusting the multi-mode design to maximize quality across all data collection mode efforts. At SoundRocket we can work with web, mobile, telephone, text (SMS), web, paper, mail, or in-person data collections.
Multi-Stage Responsive Designs
User Comprehension Studies
User comprehension studies evaluate how well one understands the content. While the content itself can vary, SoundRocket has developed an expertise in evaluating content intended for health-related reports. High user comprehension is required by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) when marketing Direct-To-Consumer (DTC) genetic tests.
The FDA requires a very high bar of 90% comprehension with DTC genetic tests with key conceptual topics such as test purpose, test limitations, next steps, and any special consideration about the test, as well as the test result.
The SoundRocket User Comprehension Study service uses iterative, interview-based stages to assist in the development and refinement of report contents and user comprehension questionnaire validity with the goal of meeting FDA user comprehension requirements.
SoundRocket has successfully navigated this path with multiple genetic testing partners—resulting in FDA 510k approval. Our user comprehension studies for regulatory purposes are managed in house by our expert team of genetic counselors, survey methodologists and research/data collection specialists.