This is a fixed scheduling option. Researchers may want to schedule surveys for all participants on the same dates. For example, researchers may be interested in the effect of New Years celebrations or New Years resolutions and schedule surveys for all participants beginning on January 1st.
This type of schedule accommodates:
(a) Time-based ESM or EMA surveys (sends signal to participants for a specific time in the day)
(b) Signal-contingent ESM or EMA surveys (sends signal to participants randomly within a time slot in a day)
(c) Event-contingent ESM or EMA surveys (allows participants to fill in a survey whenever they encounter an event in the day)
(d) All of the above in different combinations
One of the strengths of the Expimetrics platform is that all the scheduling will be conducted based on participants' time zones. For example, an 8am survey will be sent to participants at 8am regardless of which part of the world a participant is in. This is automatically handled through the Expimetrics participant-time algorithm.
Another strength of the Expimetrics platform is that mobile app notifications will be sent to participants for all date- and day-scheduled surveys. In other words, any survey scheduled within "Fixed" or "Rolling" schedules will have an app notification sent to participants to remind them that a survey is available for them to take. All app notifications are handled by the Expimetrics platform automatically.
All of a participant's surveys are automatically linked over time. When participants participate in a project which has multiple (scheduled) surveys, all the data are linked to the participant uniquely. Researchers do not need to include survey questions requesting researcher-assigned participant IDs in order to link surveys.