Participant Motivation

Participant Daily Burden’s Impact on Momentary Ecological Studies

In our last post, we addressed incentives and their impact on an experience sampling study. In this article, we will discuss another key domain in drafting a successful ESM study: daily burden. Burden might be defined as the length of experience sampling sessions plus the frequency of prompting, and the impact of these daily interruptions on participant motivation. […]

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How to Use Incentives in an Experience Sampling Study

In our previous post, we discussed the value of balancing participant motivation and burden through sampling protocol. In this post, we will discuss the ways in which incentives can be used to increase participant motivation. Whether intrinsic (altruistic or prosocial) or extrinsic (financial or achievement-based), the inclusion of a thoughtful incentive structure to your study

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Drafting an Experience Sampling Protocol to Decrease Burden and Increase Motivation 

In our prior post, we discussed balancing participant burden and motivation in experience sampling studies. This article focuses on designing a protocol that strikes this balance. You might think of the ESM protocol as the design blueprint for a study. Researchers can optimize their ESM protocol design for a coherent theoretical and empirical approach, ensuring

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