Diary Methods is a key method used by social and personality psychologists in their research. This volume begins with a rationale for Diary Methods, especially as applied to these fields, and then proceeds in a non-technical, very accessible fashion to elucidate on how the method can and should be applied in research. The author, John B. Nezlek, is a known protagnost of the diary method in his own scholarly work and has written this title in an invitational way for the beginning user to this method.
This text will be perfect for all advanced students and researchers in social and personality psychology using Diary Methods as part of their studies or research.
In my experience, setting up diary studies tends to be more time consuming than setting up lab studies. For some research questions, you can program a computer and run 50 participants at a time, and changes in independent and dependent measures can be done with keystrokes. Certainly, there are lab studies that take ...