Launching a Study
We provide a Pinterest account for each respondent. We introduce each respondent to the Pinterest website and provide guidance for how to complete the Pinterest assignment.
Respondents create boards or we create the boards for the respondents. They pin images and provide descriptions based on the activity required. We archive the completed boards.
We educate respondents that their pins should be well thought out, clearly illustrate the requests of the researcher, follow copyright rules, and include useful descriptions that relate to the study.
Respondents are provided with a Civicom Pinterest Coach to reference for technical assistance throughout the project, as well as a Research contact for questions about the research.
With the exception of secret boards, activity on Pinterest can potentially be viewed by anyone looking through the Pinterest website. We provide release forms stating this understanding.
We remind respondents to pin images from the source site, rather than downloading images and then uploading them to Pinterest as their own. These guidelines help avoid copyright violation.
Once an assignment is completed and has been archived, we delete the respondent boards and pins from Pinterest. We share archived boards only with the project research team.