A Survey Method for Characterizing Daily Life Experience: The Day Reconstruction Method

@article{Kahneman2004ASM,
  title={A Survey Method for Characterizing Daily Life Experience: The Day Reconstruction Method},
  author={Daniel Kahneman and Alan B. Krueger and David A. Schkade and Norbert Schwarz and Arthur A. Stone},
  journal={Science},
  year={2004},
  volume={306},
  pages={1776 - 1780}
}
The Day Reconstruction Method (DRM) assesses how people spend their time and how they experience the various activities and settings of their lives, combining features of time-budget measurement and experience sampling. Participants systematically reconstruct their activities and experiences of the preceding day with procedures designed to reduce recall biases. The DRM's utility is shown by documenting close correspondences between the DRM reports of 909 employed women and established results… 
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