Smartphones: A Game Changer for Psychological ResearchWei Wang1 and Jibo He2*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Jibo He
Department of Psychology
Wichita State University, USA
Email: [email protected]
Received date: May 05, 2015; Accepted date: May 08, 2015; Published date: May 15, 2015
Citation: Wang W, He J (2015) Smartphones: A Game Changer for Psychological Research. J Ergonomics 5:e136. doi:10.4172/2165-7556.1000e136
Copyright: © 2015 Wang W, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
As technology continues to advance and smartphones continue to grow in popularity, we argue that smartphones have rapidly evolved as a suitable tool for psychological research. In this editorial, we will first briefly introduce the technological and social features possessed by smartphones that are ideal for psychology research. Then we distinguish two approaches to use smartphones for research, highlighting the external and internal validity of each approach. We further discuss computer skills and analysis methods needed for research with smartphones.