Contact Profiler

Create diary content

The content of the diary is up to you. You choose what time markers are used throughout the day, and how a participant may enter their times. Choose the activity the diary relates to (eg. Radio stations) and ask any amount of additional information (eg. Where listened to, format listened to).

Control the entire process

Contact Profiler does not delegate the responsibility for collection of data to another application – the diary data entry process is completely managed within Contact Profiler itself. This means that the system has full control over the entire process.

Set your time markers

“Time markers” represent each segment of time you want to track in the diary. They may, for example, be spaced at 15 minute intervals. You can indicate all valid times that may be chosen in the diary.

Set your rules for time selection

Different diaries need to work in different ways. Some, for example, may require you to account for each time segment (say every 15 minutes) individually. Others may allow you to select a time period that begins and ends with a time segment, but may cross multiple segments. You may even be able to enter any time you like, as long as it is within a valid time period. All these permutations and more can be handled within the diary.

Track an activity

You enter details of the “activity” your diary is tracking – for example you might be tracking radio stations. All the radio stations you want to track can be entered for use in the diary.

Ask additional questions

A diary focuses on when you performed a particular activity – for example, I listened to Radio XYZ from 10am to 11:15am today. Contact Profiler allows you to ask any number of additional questions around this activity as part of a diary entry – for example, where were you when you were listening to the radio?