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Chapter 14: Ambulatory Monitoring and Ambulatory Assessment in Personality Research
Ambulatory monitoring pertains to the assessment of variables and processes as they unfold in the daily life of individuals, in a continuous or high-frequency repeated measurements fashion (Kubiak and Stone, 2012). This assessment approach leads to intensive longitudinal data that enable researchers to gain novel insights into the within-individual dynamics and processes and between-individual differences in this regard, rendering ambulatory monitoring an important approach for the study of personality and individual differences.
In the 1990s, the term Ambulatory Assessment (AA) was introduced as a broad umbrella concept encompassing a range of real-life methodologies for the assessment of processes ...