The authors appreciate the support of the following grants in the preparation of this manuscript: Grant R01-MH39234 awarded to Arthur A. Stone; and MERIT Award M01-MH42714, Research Scientist Development Award K01-MH00507, and Grant R01-MH41135 awarded to Ronald C. Kessler. All grants are from the National Institute of Mental Health.
Measuring Daily Events and Experiences: Decisions for the Researcher
Article first published online: 28 APR 2006
Journal of Personality
Volume 59, Issue 3, pages 575–607, September 1991
How to Cite
Stone, A. A., Kessler, R. C. and Haythomthwatte, J. A. (1991), Measuring Daily Events and Experiences: Decisions for the Researcher. Journal of Personality, 59: 575–607. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-6494.1991.tb00260.x
- Issue published online: 28 APR 2006
- Article first published online: 28 APR 2006
- Manuscript received July 9, 1990; revised November 29, 1990
ABSTRACT There has been a burgeoning interest in studying daily events and experiences. This article discusses a variety of methodologic challenges that face daily event and experience researchers. The issues discussed include techniques for measuring events, the development of event checklists, sampling event content, specifying event appraisals, event validation procedures, and the creation of summary measures derived from event checklists. Procedural issues discussed include determining the number of observations and persons needed for daily event studies, the evaluation of response, attrition, and missing item bias, and problems linking event reports over time.