5. How do I take part in the study?

To take part in the study, please complete the following 2 steps (in this order):

1. First, complete the online survey which you can access here:

Online Survey for Meditation Practitioners

2. Register for the study here:

Daily Experience Study

3. After completing the online survey, download the ExSampla app to your device from:

the Google Play Store here: ExSampla app

the Apple App Store here: ExSampla app

Videos:

Study sign-up process

How to record meditation practice using ExSampla app

How to do Daily Experience Surveys

Study sign-up process (short version)

Sign-Up instructions in brief

For detailed sign-up instructions – please see below:

Sign-Up Instructions:

1) Complete the initial online survey, which you can access directly via the following link:

Online Survey for Meditation Practitioners

(Please note: You must complete the Online Survey BEFORE accessing the ExSampla app)

2) Register for the study here:

Daily Experience Study

When you click the link you’ll see this page on your device:

  • Enter your email address
  • Enter the generic study password: Password1234
  • Press “Register”

3) Download the ExSampla app to your device.

You can download the app direct to your device here: 

the Google Play Store here: ExSampla app

the Apple App Store here: ExSampla app

  • Click to download, and then when prompted click ‘install’ – the app will appear on your mobile device.
  • Open, and when prompted enter your email address AND the study password: Password1234 (this is to ensure only people invited to take the study can participate)
  • FOR I PHONE USERS ONLY – After opening the app you will be asked to consent to receive notifications – (you can do so by pressing the “Allow” tab)

App Notifications:

  • When you receive an app notification, to answer the survey simply click on the notification

Instructions for using the research app are at the links below:

How to use the ExSampla app

How to answer the ExSampla Survey