8 – Create a field

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Create a field

 

 

What is it ?

 

A field is a data you want to collect (e.g : a text field called ‘Name’ for your patient’s name). Each of your instruments will contains fields.

REDCap includes multiple types of fields to help you collect good data !


 

Steps

First : Go inside the ‘Designer

 

Second : Choose the instrument

 

Third : Add a field and choose its type

 


 

Variables types

 

Text Field : Names, Dates, Email, Integer,..

 

 

Drop-down : List of names, symptoms,… ( ONE answer )

Radio button & CheckBoxes : Similar to drop-down

Other types : Please refer to REDCap’s documentation

 

 


Field creation other options

 

Label Customization : Size, colour, position,…

 

Action Tag & Ontologies :

 

@Action Tags : Examples

 

Ontologies : Standard list of values (Mostly English)