Day Reconstruction Method (DRM)

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Kahneman, D., Krueger, A. B., Schkade, D. A., Schwarz, N., & Stone, A. A. (2004). A survey method for characterizing daily life experience: The day reconstruction method. Science, 306(5702), 1776-1780.
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Purpose The Day Reconstruction Method (DRM) measures how people spend their time and how they emotionally experience the various activities of life.
Domain(s) Positive Affect
Target population Adult
Number of items 12
Administration format self-report
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Lucas, R. E., Wallsworth, C., Anusic, I., & Donnellan, M. B. (2021). A direct comparison of the day reconstruction method (DRM) and the experience sampling method (ESM). Journal of personality and social psychology, 120(3), 816–835.
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