The Electronically Activated Recorder (EAR): A Method for the Naturalistic Observation of Daily Social Behavior.

@article{Mehl2017TheEA,
  title={The Electronically Activated Recorder (EAR): A Method for the Naturalistic Observation of Daily Social Behavior.},
  author={Matthias R. Mehl},
  journal={Current directions in psychological science},
  year={2017},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={184-190}
}
This article reviews the Electronically Activated Recorder or EAR as an ambulatory ecological momentary assessment tool for the real-world observation of daily behavior. Technically, the EAR is an audio recorder that intermittently records snippets of ambient sounds while participants go about their lives. Conceptually, it is a naturalistic observation method that yields an acoustic log of a person's day as it unfolds. The power of the EAR lies in unobtrusively collecting authentic real-life… CONTINUE READING
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