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Getting Started with ResearchKit by Dhanush Balachandran, Edward Cessna

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Chapter 7. Backend Service

In the previous chapters, our main focus was on utilizing ResearchKit's classes such as ORKTask and ORKTaskViewController to make users accomplish various types of tasks: ordered, consent, active, navigable, and custom tasks. In this chapter, we will focus on utilizing the results generated in these tasks.

Why is backend service needed?

The main purpose of a ResearchKit-based clinical research app is to collect and analyze the results generated in various tasks performed by users. For example, an asthma-related clinical study app might require the users to respond to a weekly survey on their condition. The researchers can then analyze the survey responses to discover trends and patterns. In order to collect, manage, and ...

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