Use of Daily Diaries in Research on Families and Children

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Date(s) - May 6, 2008
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Center for Community Health


Presented by: 

Andrew J. Fuligni, Ph.D.

Professor Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences Center for Culture and Health Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, UCLA

The daily diary method is one of a class of experience sampling methods that assess variability in the experiences of individuals from moment-to-moment, day-to-day, or week-to-week. As such, the diary method offers a promising way to take a closer look at the dynamics of daily experience in a variety of domains. In this workshop, the issues involved in conducting daily diary research are highlighted by using a recently-completed study of adolescents from diverse ethnic backgrounds in the Los Angeles area.


Dr. Fuligni received his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at the University of Michigan and was previously an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at New York University. His work has been funded by a FIRST award from NICHD, a Faculty Scholars Award from the William T. Grant Foundation, the Mac Arthur Foundation, and the Russell Sage Foundation. Fuligni is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and was a recipient of the Association’s Division 7 Boyd McCandless Award for Early Career Contribution to Developmental Psychology. He is currently Co-Director of the NIMH Family Research Consortium IV. He was an associate member of the Mac Arthur Network on Middle Childhood and a member of the Russell Sage Foundation Working Group on Social Identity and Institutional Engagement. Fuligni is currently an Associate Editor of Child Development and has served on the editorial boards of Child Development, Developmental Psychology, and the Journal of Research on Adolescence.