Mobile location based research

Date of publication: October 19, 2010

Abstract:

Mobile Internet access, a fast-growing alternative to Internet access on desktop or laptop computers, is highlighted in this study involving on-site mobile data collection. Participants were required to upload a photo of their location, requiring technical aptitude and ability that is currently not ubiquitous. However, the photos alongside survey data takes us closer to fully examining a purchase and consumption experience without interviewer intrusion. The data collected provided insight into differences in coffee consumption across different countries and cultures, but more importantly shed light on research considerations for location-based research on mobile devices. A list of best practices to assist with this endeavour have been compiled.

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