Willingness to use mobile technologies for data collection in a probability household panel

  • Alexander Wenz University of Essex
  • Annette Jäckle University of Essex
  • Mick P. Couper University of Michigan
Keywords: smartphone, tablet, app, GPS, Bluetooth, accelerometer

Abstract

We asked members of the Understanding Society Innovation Panel about their willingness to participate in various data collection tasks on their mobile devices. We find that stated willingness varies considerably depending on the type of activity involved: respondents are less willing to participate in tasks that involve downloading and installing an app, or where data are collected passively. Stated willingness also varies between smartphones and tablets, and between types of respondents: respondents who report higher concerns about the security of data collected with mobile technologies and those who use their devices less intensively are less willing to participate in mobile data collection tasks.
Published
2019-04-11
Section
Articles