April 23: Oriol Bosch - Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
April 10: Chan Zhang - Zhejiang University
March 27: Masha Krupenkin - Stanford University
March 25: Wioletta Dziuda - Univeristy of Chicago
On Monday 4, and Tuesday 5 March 2019 we will organize the first MASS workshop in Mannheim, Germany.
The focus of the MASS workshop was on the collection of behavioral data via sensors and apps in mobile web surveys for the social sciences. Mobile devices allow researchers to collect data through built-in sensors such as GPS and accelerometers to study movement, passively collect data in-browser or using apps in addition to self-report. Such data can include browsing history and smartphone and app usage. Passive mobile data collection can potentially decrease measurement errors and reduce respondent burden. Active data collection using apps, camera, microphone or other sensors allows researchers to broaden the research questions they want to study. Incorporating sensor measurements to augment or replace survey questions through sensors and apps brings challenges for representativeness, survey design and implementation, measurement, as well as ethical and legal considerations that are yet to be understood. The workshop aims to exchange experiences in this young field, and together develop a methodology for using apps, sensors, and smartphones in social research The methodology is applicable to social, behavioral, spatial and health sciences, and the workshop has the explicit aim to be interdisciplinary. We intend to invite methodologists, social and behavioral scientists, IT researchers, programmers and data scientists.
Florian Keusch – University of Mannheim
Jan Karem Hoehne – University of Mannheim
Peter Lugtig – Utrecht University
Bella Struminskaya – Utrecht University
The conference was held at the offices of the SFB in Mannheim:
University of Mannheim