Workshop Experience Sampling: Opening the black box of daily life


People can be asked to share information about their daily life through their smartphones. For instance, users can be asked to fill out micro-questionnaires or enable GPS tracking. Such data collection methods are called Experience Sampling Methods (ESM).

With ESM, it is possible to assess exciting new research questions, but these data collection methods also come with challenges and questions. What research questions can I answer? How do I design an ESM-based study? How do I analyze obtained data? This workshop aims to help researchers explore these questions.

The workshop, hosted by Loes Keijsers, Anne Bülow and Savannah Boele, is relevant for researchers from all disciplines who apply quantitative research techniques. Participants will be invited to bring data and discuss examples from their own research.

The workshop begins with a lecture about why it is relevant and useful to study daily life processes with ESM. Subsequently, participants can choose between two modules. Module A focuses on designing an ESM-study, for instance with regard to developing sampling schemes, monitoring protocols and measurement instruments. Module B is about analysing ESM data in R. Please find more information about the programme here: https://www.eur.nl/essb/node/72752.