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van Berkel, N., Goncalves, J., Lovén, L., Ferreira, D., Hosio, S., Kostakos, V. (2018) Effect of experience sampling schedules on response rate and recall accuracy of objective self-reports. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. doi:10.1016/j.ijhcs.2018.12.002

Effect of experience sampling schedules on response rate and recall accuracy of objective self-reports

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Author: van Berkel, Niels1; Goncalves, Jorge1; Lovén, Lauri2;
Organizations: 1The University of Melbourne
2University of Oulu
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: embargoed
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2018121951344
Language: English
Published: Elsevier, 2018
Publish Date: 2020-12-03
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Abstract

The Experience Sampling Method is widely used to collect human labelled data in the wild. Using this methodology, study participants repeatedly answer a set of questions, constructing a rich overview of the studied phenomena. One of the methodological decisions faced by researchers is deciding on the question scheduling. The literature defines three distinct schedule types: randomised, interval-based, or event-based (in our case, smartphone unlock). However, little evidence exists regarding the side-effects of these schedules on response rate and recall accuracy, and how they may bias study findings. We evaluate the effect of these three contingency configurations in a 3-week within-subjects study (N=20). Participants answered various objective questions regarding their phone usage, while we simultaneously establish a ground-truth through smartphone instrumentation. We find that scheduling questions on phone unlock yields a higher response rate and accuracy. Our study provides empirical evidence for the effects of notification scheduling on participant responses, and informs researchers who conduct experience sampling studies on smartphones.

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Series: International journal of human-computer studies
ISSN: 1071-5819
ISSN-E: 1095-9300
ISSN-L: 1071-5819
Issue: In Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhcs.2018.12.002
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2018.12.002
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
Subjects:
EMA
ESM
Funding: This work is partially funded by the Academy of Finland (Grants 276786-AWARE, 286386-CPDSS, 285459-iSCIENCE, 304925-CARE), the European Commission (Grant 6AIKA-A71143-AKAI), and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (645706-GRAGE).
EU Grant Number: (645706) GRAGE - Grey and green in Europe: elderly living in urban areas
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 276786
286386
285459
304925
Detailed Information: 276786 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
286386 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
285459 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
304925 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
Copyright information: © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Published in this repository with the kind permission of the publisher.