An Everything-You-Need-To-Know Guide to Running an Impactful Diary Study.

Diary studies show your participants’ lives as they are: up close, in context, and in real-time.

While they produce rich insights, getting from “planning” to “analysis” can be taxing.

We’ve written a step-by-step walkthrough to make diary study research a breeze.

Whether you’re new to the methodology, or just want to brush up on some best practices—this free guide should ensure your next diary study is a success.

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What's Inside:

  • What is a diary study? (And diary study examples)
  • When is the diary study methodology a good fit? (and when should I use a different methodology?)
  • How to prep for a diary study
  • How to recruit and prepare your participants to use a diary study tool
  • Methods for logging and synthesizing diary study data

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