Chapter 1: What are Daily Life Methods?
Chapter 2: Choosing a Sampling Design
Chapter 3: Designing Self-Report Surveys
Chapter 4: Selecting a System for Signals and Surveys
Chapter 5: Collecting Data
Chapter 6: Cleaning and Processing Your Data
Chapter 7: Analyzing Daily Life Data
Chapter 8: Presenting and Publishing Your Research
Paul J. Silvia is the Lucy Spinks Excellence Professor at
the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he has been
conducting experience sampling and daily diary research since the
days when Palm Pilots were high-tech. He has studied daily life
experiences in many clinical and community groups, including older
adults, veterans, parents adjudicated for child maltreatment, and
adults with depression, ADHD, or PTSD. In addition to self-report
projects, he has conducted experience sampling studies that
integrate neuroimaging and ambulatory cardiac monitoring.
Katherine N. Cotter is a postdoctoral fellow at the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Her work emphasizes the study of aesthetics and the arts in people’s everyday environments, using both experience-sampling and daily diary techniques. Her recent work involves field research within art museums to illuminate people’s aesthetic experiences within the museum context.