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Study reports

Within a project you will see the list of Studies that have been uploaded into that project, grouped by Profile. As well as any Reviews that have been created on a separate tab.

As well as the study name you can see the total observed time for the study and when it was uploaded (or updated). To view the study reports click on the study. There are three tabs, Summary, Time Line and Time Slice.

Summary

The summary report shows a high-level pie chart of the aggregate of time by Category. You can click on a slice, or on the key to drill into the timings for that category, giving you a pie chart of the split of time for each activity within the category. Click again to return to the overall summary.

You can also select the Show Detail button to see a pie chart of aggregate time for all activities across the study.

If the profile has comment types that have been set to 'Popup on chart', they will show here on the left hand side, as long as there are some comments of the matching type in the study. To show a compilation of the captured comments on the screen, click on the relevant Type, you can toggle between types, or click the same type again to hide the comments.

Time Line

This report gives you the detail of all the captured entries within the study.

Entries will be coloured according to their category. The time is the start of the activity and along with duration is rounded to the nearest whole second.

The default first Value type and Comment type are also shown.

Time Slice

The time slice report allows you to split the observed time down into time chunks. The system will initally set the time slice based on the space on the screen to display the data, but you can change this to set times based on the Time Slice slider at the top of the chart.

Any time where data was not captured, including to fill the begining or end of a slice will be shown in grey as 'Unobserved'.

There is a blue box outline on the first slice, that can be extended across several slices, and moved across the timeline to provide an aggregate of timings across the time slices that it covers.

You can click within the blue box summary to get a detail report of the entries in the study that were captured during that time frame.

Your study data can also be exported to Excel using the Download option.

Review reports

A review can be generate from a single Study or a combination of multiple studies. Generally you will want to combine data from Studies that use the same Profile, but it is possible to create a review with data from Studies with different Profiles.

To create a Review, select the studies that you want to use and click the Analyse button. New Reviews will be listed under the Reviews tab.

You can get a highlevel summary of results across several reviews using the Summary Data option which will populate an Excel sheet with the data.

When you click on a Review you are provided with several options Settings, Study Review, Activity Review and Process Review.

Settings

Here you can see the list of Studies that were involved in the review and remove one or more if you wish. It is also possible to rename the Study, this will not affect the name of the original Study (so be careful as you may forget where the original source data was from), but may be useful if you are planning to share the data elsewhere and would like more meaningful names.

If any study involved in the Review is changed, either by being editted or having more data added or with a new upload, the new data will also be reflected in the Review.

There is also a list of activities, which you can choose to exclude/include in the review, this allows you to temporarily affect what is shown in the reporting. You can also change the order that Activities appear by dragging and dropping in this list.

If you have more than one activity with the same name. Which should only happen if your Review utilises two or more profiles. There will be an option to combine results for the 'same named' activities. This primarily applies to the Activity Review report where counts of observations and averages will pool the data for the same named activities.

Study Review

This report shows the Study summary data for each study in the review, as well as an aggregate picture for all the data.

Additionally it will show which activities were observed in each study and the number of times it was observed, along with a summary of any Quantitative values that were captured.

Activity Review

This report performs an analysis of the repeated observations of activities and their timings. It will give you an aggregate picture for all studies in the review but you can also show the individual study results via the Add Studies button.

The charts on the left hand side show the aggregate of all activites, or the entire process if the activities represent a process. The goal figure can be manipulated by moving the red marker on the charts, but defaults to the minimum time observed for each activity.

Because it is often useful to review the shape of the graph in this type of analysis to get an indication of variation in the process there is a zoom option that will give you a minimised view allowing you to see more charts on the screen.

Process Review

This chart assumes that the activities being recorded form a process. It will plot for you the actualy observed recurrance of the process, including where the sequence of activities varied between cycles.

The chart assumes that the activity in position one on the Settings tab is the start of the process.

When you hover over the areas on the chart it will show you what the activity is, it's average duration and how often it was observed at that step in the process. You will also see in the transition stages, how often the observed steps followed the transition at that stage in the process.

If a process is repeated this is shown by a blue self-referencing arrow. When the next observed activity is the 'start activity' then it assumes the process has come to an end here and denotes that with a red returning arrow.

Review data can be exported to Excel using the Download option.