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New approaches to human mobility: using mobile phones for demographic research.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23192393     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This article explores new methods for gathering and analyzing spatially rich demographic data using mobile phones. It describes a pilot study (the Human Mobility Project) in which volunteers around the world were successfully recruited to share GPS and cellular tower information on their trajectories and respond to dynamic, location-based surveys using an open-source Android application. The pilot study illustrates the great potential of mobile phone methodology for moving spatial measures beyond residential census units and investigating a range of important social phenomena, including the heterogeneity of activity spaces, the dynamic nature of spatial segregation, and the contextual dependence of subjective well-being.
Authors:
John R B Palmer; Thomas J Espenshade; Frederic Bartumeus; Chang Y Chung; Necati Ercan Ozgencil; Kathleen Li
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Demography     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0070-3370     ISO Abbreviation:  Demography     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-05-10     Completed Date:  2013-07-24     Revised Date:  2014-06-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0226703     Medline TA:  Demography     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1105-28     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Cellular Phone*
Data Collection / methods*
Demography / methods*
Female
Geographic Information Systems*
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Pilot Projects
Population Dynamics / trends*
Residence Characteristics
Socioeconomic Factors
Young Adult
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
/T32 HD007163/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R24 HD047879/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R24 HD047879/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; T32 HD007163/HD/NICHD NIH HHS
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