No, I don’t think so.
The main lesson here is that if you want ready-to-analyze data, you have to force people to enter the right things in the right fields in the right format. If I were to do a 2nd iteration, I would assemble a small team. Certainly
- someone to create a simple website for participants to enter their data via a simple account/password system, a homebrew moodle/qualtrics
- someone to help out with organizatorial stuff like preparing a wiki/FAQ, writing and sending out guides/memos/reminders, answering simple questions, gathering feedback etc.
I can tell you some of the descriptives, if you like. Take it as a teaser.
Total signups: 54
Initial group size: Menu 15, Grind 14, Minimalist 6, Autodidact 1
Final group size: Menu 14, Grind 10, Minimalist 3, Autodidact 0
No. of people who made an effort: Menu 13, Grind 9, Minimalist 3
No. of people who studied for more than 2 weeks: Menu 9, Grind 5, Minimalist 0
No. of people who studied on 30 days: Menu 3, Grind 0, Minimalist 0