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September 23, 2014

UCSUR Brown Bag - Noam Shoval, Professor in the Department of Geography at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 11:45 am ET

(1:09:59 min, 67mb)

Friday, September 19, 2014

UCSUR Brown Bag
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"The Potential Tracking Technologies for Research in the Social Sciences"

Noam Shoval is a Professor in the Department of Geography at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Noam is currently a Visiting Professor at UCSUR.

In recent years, the rapid development and availability of small, cheap, and reliable tracking devices has led to a growing volume of research in the social sciences using tracking technologies. The best known technology is the Global Positioning System [GPS] that offer researchers the opportunity for continuous and intensive high-resolution data collection in time (seconds) and space (meters) for long periods of time. Recently the massive introduction of smartphones opens up even far greater opportunities.\r\rThis presentation will show examples from Dr. Shoval's own research and publications in the last decade regarding the implementation of tracking technologies in various fields, such as: urban studies, tourism, and aging and medicine.

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