Has anyone been able to capture start and end time data for event/tracker forms? Is this achievable?
You mean by creating data elements to capture a start and end time? Could you please clarify the use case as it will be very helpful in understanding the question?
Exactly, can we have data elements that can capture the time a user started filling out a form and another data element that captures when the form was saved? In other data collection platforms somewhat allow this and it is helpful in determining how long it takes a user to complete a form.
@Quoda - Question : suppose you have done measuring the time spent on entering the data, first time. And there was not sufficient data, so data were entered later as well. So how are you going to measure that?
If this is simple questionnaire I do understand, and it can be done by checking time when it was created and compare it with lastUpdated field.
Aha really makes sense, I have used the event time and lastupdated field for this but I also wanted to know if we could measure time it takes for users to complete forms in DHIS2.
@Quoda in normal practice you should take some quantity of ready prefilled applications, and take 4-5 operators who should enter the data. Take each operator and the measure the time spent on entering the data.
The speed of data entering depends on how big the questionnaire or application, how experienced the operator, how old he/she is, etc. Therefore the result will be different for everyone and every application.
Than make an average time calculation for each operator and for all operators. That calculated value should be taken as your average time for 1 application and can be used for your future references. As I know mainly such measurements used for salary and load calculations.
Absolutely, you can
Do you want to measure the time it takes for each form filled or the average only?
Yes I want to measure the time it takes for each form to be filled.