Seminar 2: Technology enhanced data collection

Thursday 11th June 9.30am – 4.00pm
Seminar room A, Department of Education, University of Oxford

The seminar focused on the wide range of methodological opportunities that new technology brings to research in education. The talks in this seminar explored cutting edge research using new technology; mobile phone apps, eye trackers, head mounted cameras and psychophysiological sensors, as well as Sadler’s Joystick method for coding video data. The talks outline innovative ways of using technology to collect data, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of each. The day wraps up with a discussion focusing on practical issues that arise in using these methods, as well as the ethical concerns that researchers are faced with when collecting data.

Speaker Topic
Thomas Goetz, University of Konstanz, Germany Assessing academic emotions via experience sampling methods
Neal Lathia, University of Cambridge, UK Opportunities and challenges of using smartphones for health/behaviour monitoring and intervention
Andreas Gegenfurtner, Maastricht University, The Netherlands Eye tracking as online measure of visual expertise
Anu Karvonen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland Connecting mental states and bodily events: measuring autonomic nervous system activity
Phil Waters, University of Exeter Medical School, UK Moving pictures: capturing affect through mobile technology
Helena Pennings, Utrecht University, The Netherlands Using Sadler´s joystick method to observe behaviour of teachers and students
Rob Klassen, University of York, UK Discussion: Digital data collection in classrooms

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