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Diary Methods: Understanding Qualitative Research

Lauri Hyers


This book provides an overview of diary research history, design, data collection, data analysis, report writing, evaluation, and ethics. In use for about 100 years now in the social sciences, diary research methods are distinct in the qualitative canon for their mode of data collection. Diary research methods are as flexible as other qualitative methods and can be adapted to suit a variety of epistemological assumptions and research questions, types of diarists and data formats, and styles of analysis. Although diary research can seem daunting, many qualitative researchers have had great succ ... More

Keywords: Diary methods, daily diary research, qualitative research methods, journaling, archival diary research, solicited diary research methods

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190256692
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190256692.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lauri Hyers, author
Associate Professor of Psychology, West Chester University