Can Programming Frameworks Bring Smartphones into the Mainstream of Psychological Science?

Piwek, L., Ellis, D.A. and Andrews, S. ORCID: 0000-0002-9916-9433, 2016. Can Programming Frameworks Bring Smartphones into the Mainstream of Psychological Science? Frontiers in Psychology, 7, p. 1252. ISSN 1664-1078

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Smartphones continue to provide huge potential for psychological science and the advent of novel research frameworks brings new opportunities for researchers who have previously struggled to develop smartphone applications. However, despite this renewed promise, smartphones have failed to become a standard item within psychological research. Here we consider the key issues that continue to limit smartphone adoption within psychological science and how these barriers might be diminishing in light of ResearchKit and other recent methodological developments. We conclude that while
these programming frameworks are certainly a step in the right direction it remains challenging to create usable research-orientated applications with current frameworks.
Smartphones may only become an asset for psychology and social science as a whole when development software that is both easy to use and secure becomes freely available.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Frontiers in Psychology
Creators: Piwek, L., Ellis, D.A. and Andrews, S.
Publisher: Frontiers
Date: 23 August 2016
Volume: 7
ISSN: 1664-1078
Rights: Copyright © 2016 Piwek, Ellis and Andrews. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 04 Nov 2016 14:28
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:08

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