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Per Alter Edge Form Interface
Per Alter Edge Form Interface

Edge Interpreter

Attribute data on a single edge type

Uses Prompts:

The Per Alter Edge Form is an edge interpreter interface that collects attribute data on the edges, or relationships, between nodes in a participant's network. When using the Per Alter Edge Form, participants review an introductory screen that describes the tasks on the stage and then complete a form for each edge they previously defined between pairs of alters within their network. These forms are customizable and can include one or multiple fields to collect specific edge attribute data.

Configuring Per Alter Edge Form

A single edge type is selectable per screen. This screen supports filtering for edges that match the specified type.

The introduction screen is shown before any matching edges and can be used to introduce the task.

Each edge will be assigned variable using a configurable form.

Form fields can be re-ordered by dragging, and deleted by clicking the right hand 'x'
Form fields can be re-ordered by dragging, and deleted by clicking the right hand 'x'

Best Practices

Use this Interface as a simple way to systematically collect data on edges.

Use the introductory panel to orient participants to the tasks within the form they will complete for each edge.

Consider including form fields to capture temporal data which utilize input controls like the DatePicker.

Try to Avoid

Avoid overloading this Interface with too many fields and/or text-heavy prompts.

Do not use this Interface in place of a dyad census as participants will only be asked to provide data on existing edges between alters rather than all possible alter combinations. If your study requires a Dyad Census you can add and configure that Interface in Architect.