I'm planning a study on memorability of episodic events. Therefore, participants record a couple of hours of their daily life using an egocentric camera (encoding). After a certain time, they are shown snippets from the recording and judge whether they remember it or not (decoding).
I don't have a psychological background, hence I have some questions:
- How long should the snippets be? Currently, we have 5sec videos, separated by 10sec margin. I know chunking, however, it happens in encoding phase, I'm looking for an equivalent in decoding.
- Maybe showing a few frames from the video is better than playing video?
- How long should the time between encoding and decoding be? Currently, it's 6 to 8 days. I'm aware of Time Scale Similarity.
- I've found a work that suggests that asking people whether they remember or not is sensible. However, any further evidence would be great.
- I think Experiences of Remembering, Knowing, and Guessing is also highly related.
As this is a scientific work, references are highly appreciated.