Evaluating pdas for data collection in family research with non-professional couples
Daily diary, Data collection, Work-family
Community, Work and Family
Repeated measures designs such as daily diary methods provide flexibility for examinations of fluid phenomena. The focus of this paper is to evaluate the effectiveness of Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) as data collection tools with an end of the day (EOD) diary design and a non-professional sample. Participants reported the PDA was easy to use, convenient and enhanced the privacy of their responses. The PDAs minimized data entry errors and increased the data validity because responses were time stamped. Given the overall positive nature of participant reactions and the additional data PDAs make available to the researcher, the technology is recommended for further use in collecting data with non-professionals or in other couple or family research.
Department of Psychology
Department of Design, Textiles, Gerontology, and Family Studies
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DOI of published version
Bass, Brenda L.; Linney, Kirsten D.; Butler, Adam B.; and Grzywacz, Joseph G., "Evaluating pdas for data collection in family research with non-professional couples" (2007). Faculty Publications. 2650.