Over the past two decades, social scientists have become increasingly interested in understanding and measuring people’s daily experiences. The purpose of this paper is to review the major approaches used to measure daily experiences, including interval-contingent, signal-contingent, and event-contingent methods. Examples of how these methods have been used in therapeutic recreation and leisure research are provided. The unique challenges and issues of measuring the daily experiences of individuals with disabilities are discussed.
Author Judith E. Voelkl, Cheryl K. Baldwin
Volume Vol 34, No 3 (2000)