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A Research Framework for the Smartphone-Based Contextual Study of Mobile Knowledge Work

  • Mikko Heiskala
  • Eero Palomäki
  • Matti Vartiainen
  • Kai Hakkarainen
  • Hanni Muukkonen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8518)

Abstract

We present an initial research framework for the contextual study of mobile knowledge work that combines automatic, objective data collection from smartphone sensors with subjective participant self-reported data possibly complemented with researcher conducted interviews. The framework shows how raw sensor data, contextual information inferred from the sensor data, both in real-time and post hoc, can be used in tandem with smartphone administered questionnaires and post hoc in-depth interviews to study mobile knowledge work. We evaluate the framework by reporting some early experiences from a pilot study of mobile knowledge work.

Keywords

mobile sensing mobile data collection mobile knowledge work context-awareness smartphone-based research 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mikko Heiskala
    • 1
  • Eero Palomäki
    • 2
  • Matti Vartiainen
    • 2
  • Kai Hakkarainen
    • 3
  • Hanni Muukkonen
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Science, Department of Computer Science and EngineeringAalto UniversityHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.School of Science, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Work Psychology and LeadershipAalto UniversityHelsinkiFinland
  3. 3.Department of EducationUniversity of TurkuTurkuFinland
  4. 4.Faculty of Agriculture and ForestryUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

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