Simplifies tracking of data sources
The Case Review Administrator identifies the source of each table as it is imported into the final review.
Chronolator adds the source into the imported table, making it easy to identify where the information came from.
Speeds data collection
All of Chronolator's features are available to anyone who receives a Chronolator document. If a recipient needs data from other organisations or departments, they can forward the document to them to complete. When they get the completed documents back, they can use Chronolator to merge them into a single document to be returned to the requestor.
The diagram below shows how Chronolator can be used in a typical multi-agency review. Click on it for a larger view.
Assists analysis and review
All the power of Microsoft Word™ is available, so for example you can use Word's standard Find facility. Chronolator adds a number of other features to help reviewers, among them:
- Personalising an anonymised document;
- Adding the day of the week to events to discover patterns of behaviour;
- Colour-coding events according to the agency in which they occurred;
- A variety of narrative formats which can sometimes be easier to read than a long chronology table;
- A basic timeline view of events;
- Analysis of event counts by agency and by month;
- Splitting a chronology into date ranges for analysis.
The Chronolator Reviewer's Tool adds graphical timelines and other useful tools to the above.
Anonymisation and Personalisation
Chronolator includes an Abbreviations Glossary which can be used to anonymise a document.
As it can be difficult to build a mental picture of the people involved in a chronology if they are all referred to by abbreviations, Chronolator lets you re-personalise the document while reviewing it.
Comes complete with documentation and instructions
As well as containing information about Chronolator itself, the Setting Up Chronolator Documents manual includes some basic guidelines on good practice when setting up a review.
The Using Chronolator Documents manual includes various hints and tips for people who might be unfamiliar with Word tables, and describes how Local Administrators can use Chronolator to devolve responsibility and produce merged tables for their own agency.
The Using Chronolator Samples manual contains some exercises that can be taken alongside the sample documents provided to acquaint yourself with Chronolator's main features.
All of these manuals are available online - see here.
Saves hours of clerical time