We love to share the latest additions to EyeQuestion that will help streamline your workflow as you plan and conduct sensory and consumer research. Your valuable feedback via email, phone or user meetings helped us to transform it into tangible improvements to our software.
Video recordings of sensory tests provide valuable data that can enhance the quality and depth of research findings and contribute to the development of more effective interventions and/or products. Video recordings in sensory research and questionnaires allow for a more immersive and nuanced understanding of participants’ sensory experiences. As we believe this to be such a valuable source of information we have added the video upload option in EyeQuestion.
5 benefits of using video recordings in your next research project:
- Enhanced Data Collection
Videos provide researchers with richer and more comprehensive data compared to traditional text-based questionnaires. They allow participants to capture and convey sensory experiences in a more detailed and authentic manner. For sensory research, visual and auditory cues play a significant role, and videos enable the capture of these elements more effectively than written descriptions.
- Objective Observation
Video uploads enable researchers to observe participants’ reactions and behaviors directly. This firsthand visual information can be crucial for understanding the sensory perception and emotional responses associated with a particular stimulus. It helps eliminate the bias that might arise from subjective interpretation or memory recall in written responses.
- Non-Verbal Communication
Videos capture non-verbal cues such as facial expressions, body language, and gestures. These non-verbal cues often convey valuable information that enhances the understanding of participants’ sensory experiences. Researchers can analyze these cues to gain insights into emotional responses, engagement levels, or the impact of sensory stimuli on individuals.
- Flexibility and Adaptability
Video uploads offer flexibility in terms of when and where participants can complete the research tasks. Participants can record and upload videos at their convenience, allowing for a larger and more diverse sample size. This flexibility also accommodates participants who may have difficulty expressing themselves in written form or those with limited literacy skills.
- Qualitative Insights
Video uploads facilitate qualitative analysis by providing access to contextual information that can enrich researchers’ understanding of participants’ experiences. Researchers can analyze the content of videos, identifying patterns, themes, or unique aspects of sensory perception that may not be captured through structured questionnaires alone.
We have added a new question type that allows panelists to upload a video of maximum 200MB from their device (computer, mobile) to a questionnaire.
The user can then download the panellists video files via the project export option.
Formatting of line scale anchors
When anchors are formatted consistently and clearly, it helps panellists quickly grasp the meaning of the question and allowing them to understand the context. By formatting anchors it creates a visual differentiation which helps to draw attention to specific values being presented and reducing the chances of misinterpretation. This is important for readability, clarity, visual differentiation, consistency, and accessibility, all of which contribute to an improved user experience and effective communication of the intended information. In order to make anchors more prominent in line scale questions in EyeQuestion, it is now possible to apply different formatting options: font, size, colour.
The scheduling feature in EyeQuestion allows a user to create timeslots for a questionnaire and send emails to panellists that in turn allow panelists to select an appointment time slot for participation in the research study. The improvement allows the user to download an Excel sheet containing details of any planned panellist appointments. This Excel sheet could be used a sign in sheet during the study with names and appointment times. It is also now possible to delete multiple appointments simultaneously (if these are not planned yet).
Categories allows the user to store panelist’s characteristics (for example: allergy information) within the panelist’s EyeQuestion account. This information can then be used to filter a panel so the right target group is invited for a sensory test. The improvement added two extra types of categories: Pick Any and Combo, besides the already existing one-choice and text types. These categories can be added as a question in the questionnaire.
The user can also import categories via an Excel sheet instead of creating it manually. There is also an example import template file available in the import pop-up so that the user can easily identify the correct format.
The user can archive multiple projects that are finalized or undeployed all at once. This option is now available in the Projects dropdown menu under Batch Archive Projects.
EyeOpenR result export
The results file downloaded from EyeOpenR now contains the project name. This makes it easier for a user to store and identify the files on their device without having to rename it manually.
New language: Serbian
Recently we have added Serbian translations as an additional language option within the user interface. It is also now possible to setup a multilingual questionnaire in the Serbian language.
Create questionnaires and display warning messages to your panellists in this languages besides the other 40+ languages available in the panellist interface.