For most surveys, Ethica automatically detect the context in which they should be asked, and releases them automatically, so you only should answer them when they are asked. But many contexts cannot be automatically detected. For example if a study asks you to report every time you feel sick, Ethica cannot automatically detect your health and release this survey. We need to rely on you to report your sickness.
To do so, a study can have one or more Action. Each action in fact starts a survey, which allows you to report a situation. For example in the following study:
You can report three situations:
- When you feel sick, you can press I'm feeling sick today to report.
- When you get a flu vaccine, you can press I received a new influenza vaccine to report.
- When you hear something about vaccination, you can press I heard an advisory or promotion for influenza vaccine to report.
Pressing each of these buttons starts a survey where you will be asked questions relative to the situation.