The experience sampling method

Reed Larson, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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The Experience Sampling Method (ESM) is a research procedure for studying what people do, feel, and think during their daily lives, It consists in asking individuals to provide systematic self-reports at random occasions during the waking hours of a normal week. Sets of these self-reports from a sample of individuals create an archival file of daily experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFlow and the Foundations of Positive Psychology
Subtitle of host publicationThe Collected Works of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9789401790888
ISBN (Print)9401790876, 9789401790871
StatePublished - Apr 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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