Journal article
Applied ambulatory assessment: Integrating idiographic and nomothetic principles of measurement



Publication Details
Authors:
Wright, A.; Zimmermann, J.
Publication year:
2019
Journal:
Psychological assessment
Pages range:
TBD
ISSN:
1040-3590

Abstract
Ambulatory assessment (AA; also known as ecological momentary assessment) has enjoyed enthusiastic implementation in psychological research. The ability to assess thoughts, feelings, behavior, physiology, and context intensively and repeatedly in the moment in an individual's natural ecology affords access to data that can answer exciting questions about sequences of events and dynamic processes in daily life. AA also holds unique promise for developing personalized models of individuals (i.e., precision or person-specific assessment) that might be transformative for applied settings such as clinical practice. However, successfully translating AA from bench to bedside is challenging because of the inherent tension between idiographic and nomothetic principles of measurement. We argue that the value of applied AA will be most fully realized by balancing the ability to develop personalized models with ensuring comparability among individuals. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved).

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