Does the burden of the experience sampling method undermine data quality in state based body image research?

Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Matthew, Skouteris, Helen, Richardson, Ben, Blore, Jed, Holmes, Millicent and Mills, Jacqueline 2013, Does the burden of the experience sampling method undermine data quality in state based body image research?, Body Image, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 607-613, doi: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2013.06.003.

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Title Does the burden of the experience sampling method undermine data quality in state based body image research?
Author(s) Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, MatthewORCID iD for Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Matthew
Skouteris, Helen
Richardson, BenORCID iD for Richardson, Ben
Blore, Jed
Holmes, Millicent
Mills, Jacqueline
Journal name Body Image
Volume number 10
Issue number 4
Start page 607
End page 613
Total pages 7
Publisher Elsevier BV
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2013-09
ISSN 1740-1445
Keyword(s) body dissatisfaction
state body image
ecological momentary assessment
experience sampling method
measurement reactivity
Summary Despite growing popularity of experience sampling methodology (ESM) for evaluations of state-based components of body image, there have been concerns that the frequent repeated measurement might encourage problematic responding resulting in low data quantity and/or quality. Using a sample of 105 women (mean age = 24.84), this study used multilevel modelling to investigate whether (a) there were changes in compliance or response variability across a 7-day period, and (b) whether such changes are explained by participant characteristics. Present findings suggest that demands of ESM protocol undermine quantity more so than quality of obtained data. Decline in procedural compliance across the testing period correlated with BMI and body shame, whereas reduced variability in state-based assessments did not adversely impact the strength of association between state body satisfaction ratings and other variables in the dataset. The authors make several recommendations for ensuring the quality of ESM-based data in future studies.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.bodyim.2013.06.003
Field of Research 170110 Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis
Socio Economic Objective 920410 Mental Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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