[IAB-SMART 2] What do geolocation smartphone data add to a survey panel? –  Available indicators from the IAB-SMART Project

With Florian Zimmermann
Online, July 5th 2023, 1:00pm - 2:00pm CEST

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Smartphones are ubiquitous in everyday life, and researchers capture behavioral data using sensors built into smartphones, such as geolocations. IAB-SMART-Activity  is a new dataset with 398 participants and activity indicators based on geolocation data. This data was collected from early January 2018 to the end of August 2018. The data from IAB-SMART-Activity can be linked to the Panel Study Labor Market and Social Security (PASS) survey and administrative employment histories (PASS-ADIAB), providing a unique opportunity to study activity and labor market participation.

This webinar describes the IAB-SMART-Activity dataset and its research potential. In addition to describing the variables in the IAB-SMART-Activity data module, possible applications are outlined. Finally, the possibilities for accessing the data via Research Data Center at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) are discussed.

This webinar is part of the IAB-SMART Webinar Series with three sessions. To get the whole picture, we recommend participating in the whole series, but the sessions can also be attended individually.

About the Instructor

Dr. Florian Zimmermann is a staff member at the Research Data Centre of the Institute for Employment Research. Furthermore, he is involved in several projects related to data access and data exploration. His research focuses on gender studies, immigration, corporations, and social inequality.