I'm running an experiment where I need to collect and analyse participants' browsing and search histories. The design of the experiment is similar to an "instrumented user panel", described here:http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=

In the classic case, participants must install some kind of logger on their computers, which collects and sends browsing data to the researcher behind the scenes. Finding such tools is where I get stuck.

I could, of course, just ask my participants to export their browsing histories and send them to me every night, but I was hoping there would be something more automated out there, with potential bells and whistles such as annotations.

Note: Please let me know if this is the wrong Stack Exchange; I must be really struggling with finding the right keywords for this...


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What you are looking for a client-side JavaScript tracking. This is often done through cookies.


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