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Contact Logger: Measuring everyday intergroup contact experiences in near-time

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Contact Logger : Measuring everyday intergroup contact experiences in near-time. / Keil, T.F.; Koschate, M.; Levine, M.

In: Behavior Research Methods, Vol. 52, 01.08.2020, p. 1568–1586.

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Keil, T.F. ; Koschate, M. ; Levine, M. / Contact Logger : Measuring everyday intergroup contact experiences in near-time. In: Behavior Research Methods. 2020 ; Vol. 52. pp. 1568–1586.

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abstract = "Intergroup contact research has traditionally relied on retrospective accounts of intergroup encounters, mainly through surveybased or observational methods. This study introduces and tests the usability of a purpose-built, location-aware mobile application—the Contact Logger. This application enables the recording of interpersonal and intergroup encounters, in public and private spaces (both indoor and outdoor), in their here-and-now contexts. The main advantage of this approach, as compared to traditional methods, lies in its ability to collect repeated and timely (near-time) self-assessments of individuals{\textquoteright} behaviors andexperiences. It also allows for geographical location data to be logged. Usability testing was conducted in a real-world environment and took place over the course of seven days, during which participants (N = 12) logged every contact they had with an outgroup member (here, older people). Subsequently, participants completed a paper-and-pencil questionnaire, reporting on theusability and experience of using the Contact Logger. The results showed that the application is a viable and easy-to-use alternative to traditional methods. The information gathered aided the further development and optimization of the application. The outcomes of this development process are also briefly discussed.",
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KW - Experience sampling

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