ERIC Number: EJ1065209
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Enhancing Field Research Methods with Mobile Survey Technology
Glass, Michael R.
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v39 n2 p288-298 2015
This paper assesses the experience of undergraduate students using mobile devices and a commercial application, iSurvey, to conduct a neighborhood survey. Mobile devices offer benefits for enhancing student learning and engagement. This field exercise created the opportunity for classroom discussions on the practicalities of urban research, the survey data was available for immediate analysis, and students felt they were conducting meaningful research. The module experience supports recent research finding that mobile devices offer significant benefits for instructors, but using mobile devices also creates potential risks (to the students, equipment, and data) that must be considered while planning modules and during instruction.
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Handheld Devices, Field Studies, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Community Surveys, Neighborhoods, Online Surveys, Student Experience, Field Experience Programs, Experiential Learning, Geography, Urban Studies, Courseware, Learning Modules, Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes, Participant Satisfaction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania