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  • Comparison of Response Times between Desktop and Smartphone Users

    Ioannis Andreadis

    Chapter from the book: Toninelli, D et al. 2015. Mobile Research Methods: Opportunities and challenges of mobile research methodologies.

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    This chapter offers a precise and thoroughly tested estimate of the impact of using a smartphone on item response times. The comparison is made between desktop and smartphone users when they use a voting advice application that was specifically designed to be used on smartphones. The analysis shows that i) after taking into account item and user characteristics that are known to affect response times and ii) using the most suitable statistical models, using a smartphone instead of a desktop is expected to increase by 17% the geometric mean of item response times.

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    Andreadis, I. 2015. Comparison of Response Times between Desktop and Smartphone Users. In: Toninelli, D et al (eds.), Mobile Research Methods. London: Ubiquity Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/bar.e

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    Published on Sept. 25, 2015


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