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            Attribute names for unique participant data (e.g. identifiers and pre-screened demographics)

            Positly provides researchers with unique participant identifiers in every study as well as pre-screened demographic information and other helpful attributes about participants.
            These are the attribute names for basic demographic and user information
            Name
            Key
            Example Value
            Age
            age
            28
            Year of Birth
            year_of_birth
            1989
            Education
            education
            Completed master's degree (MA, MS, MEng, MEd, MBA, or other)
            Education (score)
            educationScore
            6
            Gender
            gender
            male
            Gender (coded)
            femaleAs1MaleAs0
            0
            Income
            income
            $60,000 to $84,999
            Income (score)
            incomeScore
            4
            Income (estimate)
            householdIncomeEstimate
            72500
            Participant ID
            participant_id
            a1bcd234
            Assignment ID
            assignment_id
            b2adf92d
            Country (of computer)
            computer_country
            United States
            Device Type
            device
            smartphone

            To properly identify participant activity it is a requirement to store the Assignment ID in your data, and often helpful to also store the Participant ID also. This data can later be used in managing your participants (including retargeting or excluding participants, joining data, giving bonuses, setting attributes or sending messages).
            This participant information is automatically passed through to the activity URL (e.g. survey) using URL query string parameters which you can then store, or even use in an activity to dynamically change the way it behaves for users (see this example).
            Depending on the software you are using for your study, you may need to set up your software to accept these participant attributes. We recommend using GuidedTrack because by default it will accept any query string while most other tools require that you set them up.
            Here are instructions for receiving this data on popular survey tools:



            Updated: 22 Oct 2018 06:20 PM
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