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Time use diary design for our times - an overview, presenting a Click-and-Drag Diary Instrument (CaDDI) for online application

Sullivan, O; Gershuny, J; Sevilla, A; Walthery, P; Vega-Rapun, M; (2020) Time use diary design for our times - an overview, presenting a Click-and-Drag Diary Instrument (CaDDI) for online application. Journal of Time Use Research 10.32797/jtur-2020-1. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

The recent global pandemic, involving restrictions on movement, social distancing and the displacement of many work activities to the home, has created an upsurge of interest in changes in the distribution and sequencing of our daily activities. Time use diary data is recognised as the leading source of evidence on this topic. The purpose of this paper is to provide a timely overview of the current state-of-the-art in respect of the designs of time use surveys with a view to online/smartphone deployment. It has three parts: firstly, we briefly summarise the main reasons for using diaries to collect time use information (as opposed to survey questions), and we sketch out the long tradition of time-use research from which these designs emerged. We then outline the main methods currently deployed to collect time use data, with the focus on online and smartphone app instruments. Finally, we present a detailed example of a specific kind of online diary design, the Click-and-Drag Diary Instrument (CaDDI), that may be of particular interest in respect of the sudden demand for new data on time use as it is both user-friendly to complete and capable of timely adaptation and deployment

Type: Article
Title: Time use diary design for our times - an overview, presenting a Click-and-Drag Diary Instrument (CaDDI) for online application
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.32797/jtur-2020-1
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.32797/jtur-2020-1
Language: English
Additional information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Keywords: time-use diaries; online time-use diary; time-use diary design
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Social Research Institute
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10105937
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