Positly integration guide

Article by Ben Howell


Positly helps automate and outsource the painful and error-prone parts of recruiting and managing participants to improve the speed, quality and affordability of research.

Adding Positly as a participant source

By default, new studies are set to use a Public participant source. We can choose to change this source or add a new one. In this example we'll be changing the Public source to Positly but we could just as easily add it as a new source (thus keeping the public source).

  1. Navigate to Distribution and then Participants (Figure 1).

    Figure 1. Participant source settings

    Figure 1. Participant source settings
  2. Click on the Public participant source and select Positly from the menu (Figure 2).

    Figure 2. Participant source selection

    Figure 2. Participant source selection
    The study link should look something like this:
    https://www.psychstudio.com/s/460?psref=positly
  3. Go to your project on Positly and paste the study link into the Activity link field (Figure 3).

    Figure 3. Positly activity link

    Figure 3. Positly activity link
  4. Paste the completion link redirect from Positly (Figure 4)

    Figure 4. Positly completion link redirect

    Figure 4. Positly completion link redirect
    into the Completion link field on Psychstudio (Figure 5).

    Figure 5. Completion link

    Figure 5. Completion link
    The completion link should look something like this:
    https://app.positly.com/#/f?task_id=7e24e64e
  5. Click Save. (Figure 5).

Now all participants who arrive from Positly will be automatically recognised and when their study is complete, will be redirected back to Positly to be awarded credit or marked as complete.

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Ben Howell
Ben Howell
Founder, Psychstudio