ERIC Number: EJ855579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
The Use and Efficacy of Handheld Computers for School-Based Data Collection: A Literature Review
Adiguzel, Tufan; Vannest, Kimberly J.; Zellner, Ronald D.
Computers in the Schools, v26 n3 p187-206 2009
Given the increasing influence of technology and the explosion in data collection demands, the acceptance and assimilation of new paradigms and technologies require today's educators, researchers, and evaluators to consider alternative tools, and apply them effectively. One of these alternatives, handheld computers, also known as personal digital assistants (PDAs), makes the benefits of computerized data collection more accessible to field-based researchers. An evaluation of handheld computers as data collection tools in research settings requires an understanding of their use from different perspectives in existing research. This review examines the willingness of teachers to adopt handheld data collection systems by focusing on 5 main features: (a) ease of use, (b) usefulness, (c) subjective norms, (d) intention to use, and (e) dependability.
Descriptors: Evaluators, Data Collection, Research Methodology, Handheld Devices, Computer Uses in Education, Literature Reviews, Technology Integration, Teacher Researchers, Computer Attitudes, Intention, Teacher Attitudes, Federal Legislation
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