Wearable Insights ? Wearable Research for Social Sciences
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Electronic Monitoring. The Impact of Tracking and Tracing on Individuals, Organisations, and Society
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The potential of wearable technologies for research is enormous, but large fields remain unexplored. Wearables could enrich psychological research by providing opportunities to collect less reactive ?objective? data in real-life settings. Complementing reactive survey data (on which social science research is largely based) with less reactive behavioral or physiological data (i.e., multimethod research) can increase knowledge about psychological constructs and help test the robustness of questionnaire-based findings. However, before widespread use of wearables in psychological research can occur, the validity of this new technology for measuring psychological constructs needs to be demonstrated. In this project, we will begin exploring the potential of wearables for psychological research. First, an overview over the project is given, followed by the obstacles that had to overcome and valuable insights into prerequisites for wearable social science research. Lastly, current issues regarding data analyses are discussed.