Experience Sampling and Ecological Momentary Assessment with Mobile Phones

ExperienceSamplingandEcologicalMomentaryAssessmentwithMobilePhones
UpdatedNovember,2014
CompiledbyTamlinConner(UniversityofOtago),withinputfromEveCarlson(NationalCenterforPTSD),
JürgenStumpp(Movisens),SamGosling(UniversityofTexasatAustin),TomKamarck(Universityof
Pittsburgh),PeterKuppens(UniversityofLeuven),GerhardMutz(UniversityofCologne),DrorBen‐Zeev
(DartmouthPsychiatricResearchCenter),BartVerkuil(UniversityofLeiden),TimothySteenbergh(Indiana
WesleyanUniversityandemaresearch.org,SvenGross(Dairio,CloudSolutions),MattNewman(ArizonaState
University),KatHoughton(Ilumivu),andBobEvans(PACO).
Correctionsoradditions,[email protected]
Tocite:Conner,T.S.(2014,Nov).Experiencesamplingandecologicalmomentaryassessmentwithmobile
phones.Retrievedfromhttp://www.otago.ac.nz/psychology/otago047475.pdf
Program
DescriptionofProgram
Non‐Appbased
Operating
System
Pricing
Link
Smartphones
SurveySignal
Diario
Applicationsfor
Designedforexperience
sampling.UsesSMS
technologytodeliverlinks
toonlinesurveysusing
ESMsamplingprotocols.
Usedincombinationwith
onlinesurveyplatform
suchasSurveyMonkeyor
Qualtrics.US‐based
company.
Designedspecificallyfor
dailydiariesand
experiencesampling.Uses
SMStechnologytodeliver
linkstoonlinesurveys,
whichtheydesignforyou.
Germancompany.
Anymobile
phonewith
internet
access
$0.10perSMS
signal(100
participantsx
6signalsx7
days=$420)
www.surveysigna
l.com
Smartphone 1'600to2'400
withinternet €forbasic
access
package,
whichwould
covermost
designs
https://www.clo
ud‐
solutions.net/en/
iOS
Annuallicense
for$3,000for
1000active
participantsat
atime,
unlimited
surveys
Smartphones
mEMA
MobileEcological
MomentaryAssessment;
designedespeciallyfor
experiencesampling
research.Cannowcollect
GPSdatafrominternal
sensors.
Android
https://itunes.ap
ple.com/us/app/
mema/id593566
606?ls=1&mt=8
http://mema.ilu
mivu.com
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Program
Paco
DescriptionofProgram
ShortforPersonal
AnalyticsCompanion.
“Easilycreate,deployand
monitorexperimentsthat
useESM,fixed‐time
signaling,orevent‐
contingentsignaling.”
Operating
System
iOS
Android
Pricing
Free/Open
source
iSurvey/
DroidSurvey
DataField
Notdesignedfor
experiencesampling,
althoughhasbeena
popularprogramforESM
research.
http://www.paco
app.com/Android
andiOSapps
downloadable
fromthePlayand
Appstores.
Seealso:
https://github.co
m/google/paco/
wiki
Givesgreatercontrolover
sampling;designedfor
ESM
iForm
Link
iOS
Android
Surveycompanythatcan
beeasilyadaptedfor
experiencesampling.New
Zealandcompanybasedin
Wellington.Goodsupport.
iOS
Notspecificallydesigned
forESM,butcanbeused
forthispurpose.
iOS
Android
$2,000for20
devices;upto
$10,000for
100devices
https://www.ifor
mbuilder.com/
$100/month
to$650/year
(withlimitof
3000surveys/
month).
https://www.isur
veysoft.com/
0to
$200/month
https://play.goog
le.com/store/app
s/details?id=data
field.src
https://itunes.ap
ple.com/us/app/
datafield/id4705
73506?ls=1&mt=
8
Qualtrics
Notspecificallydesigned
forESM
iOS
n/a
Android
http://www.qual
trics.com/
MetricWire
SurveyAnyplace
NorthAmerican‐based
company.Designedfor
experiencesampling/
ecologicalmomentary
assessment.Designyour
experiment;participants
downloadanappontheir
smartphones.
Notspecificallydesigned
forESM.Generalmulti‐
platformsurveysoftware.
iOS
n/a
Android
iOS
Android
http://surveya
nyplace.com/p
ricing/
https://metricwir
e.com/
http://surveyany
place.com/
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Program
DescriptionofProgram
ESmCapture
Designedspecificallyfor
ESM.
iHabit
SymTrend
iDialogPad
Operating
System
iOS
Designedespeciallyfor
experiencesampling
research.iHabitstaff
programsurveysfor
researchers;participants
accesssurveyusingacode.
Futurereleaseswillenable
researcherstoinputown
questions.
iOS
Notdesignedespeciallyfor
ESMalthoughcanbeused
thisway.
iOS
InGermanonly,usedin
numerouslabs;currently
preparingdocumentation
inEnglishandGerman.
iOS
Pricing
http://esmcap
ture.com/prici
ng.html
Around$2,500
–$4,200for
development
assistance
Link
http://esmcaptu
re.com/
https://itunes.ap
ple.com/us/app/i
habitsurvey/id44
0108724?mt=8
http://ihabit4life.
com/
n/a
https://www.sy
mtrend.com/
Userneeds
apple
developer
account
E$99/yearfor
100devices
Contact
[email protected]
ni‐koeln.de
E$150annual
charge
(~1.50Euro
per
device/year)
MovisensXS
DroidSurvey
MovisensEXperience
Sampling.Designed
specificallyforexperience
sampling.Intuitive
interfacefordesigning
ownexperiments.Good
support.European.
Android
SamecompanyasiSurvey.
Android
https://xs.mov
isens.com/pric
ing
AnESMstudy
(n=100)would
requirethe
Goldpackage
at€3,000
https://xs.movise
ns.com/
n/a
https://www.dro
idsurvey.com/
EmotionSense
Opensourcedataavailable
toreconfigureprogram.
Contactdevelopers.
Android
Free/Open
source
http://emotionse
nse.org
Funf
FordevelopingAndroid
applications;nowpartof
Google.
Android
Free/Open
source
http://funf.org/
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Program
DescriptionofProgram
Aware
AndroidMobileContext
Instrumentation
Framework;for
developingapplications
Android
DevelopedatCenterfor
BehavioralIntervention
Technologies(CBITs)at
NorthwesternUniversity.
Developmentpackage
usingtoolkit.
Android
SampleMe
Notcurrentlyconfigurable
forotherpeople’sresearch.
Usedmainlybydevelopers
togatheremotiondata.Uses
theEmotionSenseplatform.
Android
Free
Other
Experience
Sampling
Program(ESP)
Designedforexperience
sampling.Opensource
withdocumentation.Loads
ontodiscontinuedpalmOS
devices.Oneoftheoriginal
experiencesampling
softwaredesignedbyLisa
andDanBarrett.No
support–justamanual.
PalmPilot
PurposemadePDA
developedthroughthe
SchoolforMentalHealth
andNeurosciences,
UniversityofMaastricht,
TheNetherlands.Used
extensivelyinEurope.
Dedicated
unitthat
runs
proprietary
software
n/a
$0.05to$0.18
perSMS;
message‐
trackingis
extra;charges
toparticipants
vary.
PurpleRobot
Psymate
RegularMobile
Phones
MessageMedia
Oneofmanycommercial
SMSsystemsthatcanbe
usedtoscheduleand
delivertextmessageswith
questions.Participants
replytothetextwiththeir
numericresponses.
Operating
System
Pricing
Link
Free/Open
source
http://www.awar
eframework.com
Free/Open
source
http://tech.cbits.
northwestern.edu
/purple‐robot/
https://play.goog
le.com/store/app
s/details?id=edu.
northwestern.cbit
s.purple_robot_m
anager
Free/Open
source
http://www.cs.bh
am.ac.uk/~pejovi
cv/SampleMe/ab
out.php
http://www.expe
rience‐
sampling.org/
anymobile
phone‐
doesnot
havetobe
smartphone
www.psymate.eu
www.message‐
media.comThere
maybeother
companies;needs
tohavegood
timingtracking
anddataexport.
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