I'm posting this on behalf of Clémence, Ilona & Alexane, who are currently working with me on a small group-based tracking experiment. It's their first encounter with self-tracking & the quantified self. I'll let them do the explaining etc. of what they are planning
As part of the CRI Fellows Program, 2nd year bachelor students had to choose a CRI Fellow’s work they are interested in. We (Clémence, Ilona and Alexane) decided to work with Bastian Greshake Tzovaras.
The main idea we had was to collect and analyze our own data. We started to brainstorm about it, and figured, with the help of Bastian, we could use a Google Form to collect our daily data.
In our case, we knew we wanted to work on the correlation between the use of our phones/social media and our mood.
After a lot of talking, we figured out the time we spend on our phones is not the only factor to influence our mood during the day. We then decided to add several other parameters to our study, and therefore to dadd them to our Google Form, which we would share not only between the four of us, but potentially our whole classroom. We started to think about these other factors, and we came to the idea that sleep, food, music, hormones and our social life could also interact with our mood.
On one hand, we decided that the data collecting part would last for three months for all four of us. On the other hand, we decided that the data collecting part for the people in our classroom would have to last at least one week, and then they could keep filling it if they felt like it.
Thanks to all the data we will be able to observe new correlation between the different sections and make graphics out of it in order to have a visual representation of our research.
As a beta-test, we will start off by collecting our data for a week, starting tonight. By doing this we hope to learn whether our questions are useful and whether our data collection plan works or needs to be adjusted.
We’d like to invite you as well to have a look at our documentation and the form, to give us feedback if you want.
A PDF version of our Google form can be found at: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pjPKyNkoVqAIDdak6VMP-5CTSl4o9AzA
A commentable version of our documentation can be found at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XSjXbynd4ztosicCuz44yJuoRqOoSbLy0AO8IecD2uo/edit?usp=sharing
Let us know what you think!