Dr Kristrún Gunnarsdóttir (University of Surrey) Professor Nigel Gilbert (University of Surrey)
This session reports on recent findings in sensor-based studies of social life and potentially sensitive settings. We addresses the technical, observational, ethical and communicational aspects of applying this method. We report on explaining the technology to participants, navigating installations and managing the research instruments in the field, on working across the social and computer science disciplines, how to make sense of sensor-generated data and how these data can be evaluated against well established data-gathering methods in social research. During the coffee break, we will showcase a set of sensors and demonstrate how they work.