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MyLog

My log is an experience sampling application that was designed to collect data about the communication and affective experiences of language learners. It uses signal-based sampling and collects data through a variety of established self-reporting instruments and other questions.

It can collect data for any combination of three time periods: the current moment, the entire day, or the previous week.



Context-related Questions

The context-related questions collect information that can help to detail users' experiences. It can also be used to interpret their responses to the questions about the variables that are of interest to the research project, mainly learner's communication and affect.



Communication Related Questions

The perceived competence scale (PCS) is used to collect information about user's sense of self-efficacy with respect to their ability to communicate. The momentary questions collect information about a recent communication attempt and the daily version collects information  about the user's communication experiences over the course of his or her day.

Momentary
Daily
PCS
 

Affect Related Questions

The short form of the international version of the positive and negative affect schedule (I-PANAS-SF) and the self-assessment manikin (SAM) are measures that have been validated for their ability to collect information about a person's affective state. The I-PANAS-SF requires language knowledge and appears to have better discriminant validity. However, the version of the SAM that is used prevents limited language knowledge from impeding on the user's assessment of their affect.

Momentary     Daily  
I-PANAS-SF
SAM
Additional Context
I-PANAS-SF
SAM

Language Learning Related Questions

The perceived competence scale (PCS) is used to collect information about users' sense of self-efficacy with respect to their ability to learn English. 

PCS