ESM Course

This online course is designed to give participants a complete overview of all aspects related to the use of the Experience Sampling Method in psychopathology: background, techniques, questionnaires, statistics and implementation of studies.

The study of persons in the context of normal daily life may provide a powerful and necessary addition to more conventional and cross-sectional research strategies in psychopathology. The Experience Sampling Method (ESM), also known as Ecological Momentary Assessments (EMA), is a mobile assessment approach designed to measure thoughts, mood, symptoms, and contextual information in the flow of daily life.
ESM allows you to capture the film rather than a snapshot of daily life reality of patients or research subjects. ESM has been proven to be feasible in patients with a wide range of psychopathology, including schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, eating disorder, and personality disorders. The availability of mobile technology like the PsyMateTM allows easy implementation of (statistical methods for analyzing) ESM data in your practice.

This course aims to give you a full overview of all aspects related to the use of the Experience Sampling Method: background, techniques, questionnaires, statistics, and implementation in your study.

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Day 1  (Monday)        
09:00 – 09:15    Introduction    
09:15 – 11:15    ESM/EMA Background   
11:15 – 11:45    Break
11:45 – 13:15    Briefing    

Day 2 (Tuesday)        
09:00 – 10:30    Design & Methodology PsyMate    
10:30 – 11:00    Assignment Instruction for the workshop (Friday)
11:00 – 11:30    Break
11:30 – 13:00    ESM Research Examples    
Day 3 (Thursday)        
09:00 – 11:00    An overview of statistics    
11:00 – 11:15    Statistics assignment (data (n=1 and n>1) provided)   
11:15 – 11:45    Break (+ meet the expert)
11:45 – 13:15    ESM Workshop (based on Tuesday assignment)    

Day 4 (Friday)        
09:00 – 10:00    Debriefing     
10:00 – 11:00    Discussion on Thursday statistics assignment     
11:00 – 11:30    PsyMate Platform Introduction    
11:30 – 12:00    Closing and RoundUp

For more info please contact Nele Volbragt.