This is a guest post by Marcia Nißen, who’s examining the Quantified Self movement as part of her Bachelor’s thesis.
Why do you measure yourselves? How much time do you invest in self measuring? What do you track and how do you track it? I haven’t been able to get my mind off these questions since getting involved with the Quantified Self movement. In my Bachelor’s thesis, I look into individual motivations and motives for self measurement and now need your help. If you measure or record anything in your life, I would appreciate it if you would take part in my survey.
Filling out the questionnaire should take 15 to 20 minutes. Your responses will remain anonymous and will of course not be given to third parties. I will be glad to provide the Quantified Self community with all results and findings from this data when I finish my thesis. You can find the survey here: www.ksos.kit.edu/qs
Marcia Nißen studies industrial engineering at the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) and is currently writing her Bachelor’s thesis on the topic „Self-Tracking Activities and Motivations“. Since September 2012 she has been blogging at vermessen-leben.de about the progress of her undergraduate work and phenomena she encounters on the topic of Quantified Self.
[Thanks to Edward Tanguay for the English translation of this post]