๐Ÿ“– Diary studies

= a ethnographic like research method that collects qualitative information by having participants record entries about their everyday lives in a log/diary/journal

Design decisions

  • Data
    • how much data total?
    • how often?
  • Study
    • how long?
    • how many participants?


  • ๐Ÿ‘ Quantitative&Qualitative data
  • ๐Ÿ‘ No distracting observer
  • ๐Ÿ‘Ž ๐Ÿ˜Œ Reliability depends on participants
  • ๐Ÿ‘Ž Hard to design


  • get people to record what you want
  • maintaining participation
  • getting enough data/people